Now, i've been through EXTENSIVE troubleshooting via google fix methods. I've updated all bios. I've updated every driver for all my hardware. I've properly uninstalled all AMD drivers the right way. I've even used driversweeper every time to ensure you guys i'm not a fool. I've re-seated my card numerous times. I've reseated my ram numerous times. I've used older drivers for the card. I've reseated my RAM once and reset my CMOS a few times which interestingly enough the first time seemed to have fixed my problem temporarily because after I had reset my CMOS, I ran all 4 games flawlessly. No artifacts. No display drivers crashing. Then after a restart, back to the normal problems. Artifacting. Display driver crashing and recovering. I've reset my CMOS another time and everything seemed the same way with drivers crashing. Another thing to note here is that when the display drivers crashes, i'll hear a buzzing sound if i'm using my usb speakers and the DVI adapter and port. If i'm using my HDMI cord when the drivers crash, i'll hear nothing at all. I've been intensely monitoring my temperatures for everything and nothing goes over 65 celcius. Anything rarely gets to 65. Nothing is getting overheated. My GPU stays from 32-50 max.
I'm almost convinced this is a ram issue or a voltage issue. I'm only running 1 stick of 4 gig ram. So, maybe I need 2? I honestly don't know.
I've ran prime95 for about 30 minutes and didn't see any problems with the CPU.
This is my first computer build and it's been literally depressing me so much having this issue. All I want to do is run games without any problems.
Here is my computer specs:
CPU: AMD phenom 2 x4 965
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)
Memory: 1x4 gig corsair vengeance DDR3 1600 mhz ram (dram freq. 800mhz nb freq. 2000mhz)
Graphics: AMD radeon HD 7770 series
OS: windows 7 64 bit home premium
PSU: antec 550watt (model BP550 PLUS)
hard drives: Hitachi HDS721050DLE630