Ok, here is a crazy one I've been bashing my head against with no luck. Randomly, while on the internet and mainly youtube fullscreen, my monitor will flicker a few times and then go to a grayish screen that will prevent my pc from functioning until I hard reboot. Sometimes the audio continues behind it, sometimes it doesn't. It doesn't happen 100% of the time and I have tried to purposely duplicate it. Seems "most likely" to happen when I launch a browser, go to a youtube favorite and immediately go full screen. BUT, it has happened while on a regular internet page (it crashed the first time I wrote this). I have done some troubleshooting so far:
-thought it was gpu drivers, updated and rolled back...same issue
-thought it was Chrome...issue persists on IE and Firefox
-it's not overheating...issue is as likely to happen as soon as pc boots as it is after ive played 4 hours of games
-I don't "think" the GPU is dying...issue has never happened during a game
-I thought it didn't like my dual monitors...issue happens with one plugged in and I've had duals for months now, this started a couple weeks ago
-ran anti virus and anti malware
-not a power issue, had this same setup for 6 months with no issues
I will take any ideas for further troubleshooting...I am at my wits end!
-AMD R9 280x Black Edition
-16GB Ripjaw ram
-128 SSD and 2TB HDD
Thanks in advance!!