'Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered'; MSE turns itself off, Chrome 'Aww snap' error messages etc.

Okay, so basically I've had problems with my pc as soon as I built it. The first problem was with faulty RAM, I replaced that after spending a week trying to figure out why I BSOD'd every 20 minutes of on time...

Now that that's fixed, I'm having a real hard time playing the games which the pc was built to play, as about an hour or so into a game I get 'Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered' or 'The Nvidia OpenGL driver lost connection with the display driver and is unable to continue.' or in the case of MC, Java crashing. Sometimes the monitor will go black and either come back on or just not, in which case I have to restart the pc, sometimes the games just stop responding without an error message, sometimes they just close without any indication there was anything wrong.

I also get Microsoft security essentials randomly turning itself off, Malwarebytes would do the same, and sometimes Chrome comes up with the 'Aww snap' error message (refreshing the page solves this usually)....At my wit's end with this, there's going to be a pc-shaped hole in my window if this can't be sorted out :(

Specs:
AMD fx-6300
ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX
Patriot Memory 2x4gb
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
Win7 Premium

I've tried reinstalling the drivers, I've downloaded MS's 'fix it for me' that's supposed to increase GPU processing time, my memory voltage is at manufacturer's recommended specs.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. What display adapter are you using?
    Which version display driver do you have installed?
    Is our case mini itx?
    No offense but the 960 may be causing problems, it's a cheap mobo and you have a really powerful card running on it...
  2. DaPancakeanator said:
    What display adapter are you using?
    Which version display driver do you have installed?
    Is our case mini itx?
    No offense but the 960 may be causing problems, it's a cheap mobo and you have a really powerful card running on it...


    By display adaptor, I presume you're talking about the 770? My driver version is 337.88.
    Not entirely sure if it's mini itx, the full make is ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX here.
    How would I be able to tell if it was the motherboard causing the problems?
  3. No sorry by display adaptor I mean HDMI or DVI

    Also which power supply do you have?your drivers are fine so that cant be the problem

    About your motherboard, ASrock is a great choice but it is a budget board and your graphics card is very new and powerful so some of your problems could be coming from the mobo, there could be some incompatibility between the two. How old is the motherboard? Did you buy it new?

    Which hardrive do you have?
  4. DaPancakeanator said:
    No sorry by display adaptor I mean HDMI or DVI

    Also which power supply do you have?your drivers are fine so that cant be the problem

    About your motherboard, ASrock is a great choice but it is a budget board and your graphics card is very new and powerful so some of your problems could be coming from the mobo, there could be some incompatibility between the two. How old is the motherboard? Did you buy it new?

    Which hardrive do you have?


    I'm on HDMI, my power supply is EVGA Supernova NEX 750W.
    I bought my motherboard new, all of my parts I bought new.
    Also, I used pcpicker to put together my rig, just incase that's useful info...
    My harddrive is Toshiba DT01ACA200.
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