So what happens is the game will freeze for about a minute, then both my monitors will go black for a few seconds and the game will start working right again. This is the weird part though, after it comes back I can see on my second monitor that my desktop background is black and aero themes turns off, but Core Temp, Afterburner, and my little clock gadget seem to keep working. Quiting the game will have me looking at a blacked out desktop and nothing but the mouse will work. I can hit ctrl+alt+delete, then clicking any of the options will keep my computer stuck on that screen but without the buttons. This never happens with any other games. So far I've tried:
-defragging my hard drive
-playing on the lowest settings (sometimes it'll work, so once i tried turning them back up again and it froze again immediatly)
Should I try downloading and running it with dx 11? I saw in some benchmarks that the 7770 actually runs this game better in DX 11. All my specs are in my signature, except that I'm using 12.10 drivers. Thanks.