@Mason@Asus- Thanks, but I already called tech support again yesterday and found I did qualify for free shipping. I got the email and had it shipped today. If you still need the RMA number I can PM it to you.
@whackamac- I did suspect that DDR3 wasn't playing nice(read about it in another thread) but ruled this out because for one the laptop operated for most of two months flawlessly. If this issue starts up again after I get it back I will take out the two dimms and see how it works.
@dstrakele- No, the black screen occurred as I said in the last two sentences happened about mostly through most of the first two months I had it.
Some additional info on what is happening: The screen has gone black at a variety of places through startup; ROG logo, Windows 7 logo, log in, etc. It has gone from log in to black, I have also logged in, gone to black, also made it to desktop only for it to go black a few minutes later. In other words the variation of it doing this is great. Have had some consistent flickering then to black. Some temporary remedies(besides finally getting tired of doing all that and just grabbing an external monitor I have) were shutting it down, taking out both battery and power cord, holding the power button for 40 seconds, and booting up again. Another temp remedy was to tap the screen, this only worked a couple of times. The one time it did work was when I bumped into and the display went off, then bumping it the other way made it come back. Found that moving the screen back and forth actually made the display come back...but the slightest movement made it go away.
Anyway as said before I have shipped it off.