display driver has stopped responding and recovered

I recently got a build suggestion and built this rig (All parts are below). I know it is not a killer gaming machine but was on a budget for my son.

I used all of these parts verified everything is installed the way it should be and now every time he plays a game he gets 10 minutes into the game and starts to get glitches and then either freezes or gets display driver stopped responding and recovered I do notice gpu% usage goes to 90% when it glitches but temp and everything else is good. Read a lot of similar problems online but no steadfast solution. Did the Regfix to allow more time for gpu to respond and updated ccc cant find a v bios update for this card any suggestions? Is it worth an RMA of the card ? Do I need to do all windows update (Havent done them as they seem to add more issues most of the time), I'm lost at this point

[PCPartPicker part list]( / [Price breakdown by merchant]( / [Benchmarks](

**CPU** | [AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor]( | $109.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard]( | $59.99 @ Microcenter
**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory]( | $79.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]( | $59.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card]( | $117.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case]( | $29.99 @ NCIX US
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply]( | $49.99 @ Microcenter
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $507.91
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 22:32 EST-0500 |

If you want to add a DVD-RW drive that's up to you, but its a waste in my opinion. Your son games on Steam and installing the OS from a USB drive is easy too, if you google a guide
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  1. as a follow up I never overclocked anything left everything at default. I figured that would be the first question.
  2. I would start with a clean Driver Install....If you havent already done that.
  3. So I just did a another clean driver install after using driver cleaner and same issue, While I am in rust it starts to glitch, If i close the program fast enough the glitches go away and it does not crash and give me display driver stopped responding. I took a screen shot of MSI Afterburner graphs. <---- screen shot Anyone have any other suggestions do I need to RMA something? Is there any software I can run to check for issues with the hardware ? Sorry I have not done hardware work in quite some time and I think I am back to newb status with it.
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    Driver cleaner is bad bad bad. Simple updates and removal via CCC or control panel is all you need. I thought Driver cleaner was good and dandy but after MOM Implementation nonesense, I had to uninstall and reinstall Microsoft net frameworks manually.

    Back on topic. If you can check your GPU on a friend's/spare computer that will determine for sure if you have a faulty GPU. If not, back up all data and do a fresh install of Windows.
  5. Alright, I am going to give it a try in a friends computer. I think thats the only option at this point. It was a brand new install of windows but if I recall I ran the motherboard drivers utility prior to updating catalyst. As a side note, it only seems to happen in steam - rust. I sat at his computer for about 20 minutes and played Team fortress from Steam, and no issues. Im wondering if its simply a rust issue that ive been ripping my hair out over.
  6. Then by all means, test more games before flipping the switch. Try some intensive games if you have it.
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