Artifacts in games/photoshop.

Hello, I recently built a new computer (my first :D :D ) but I have been getting these greenish/purple pixels that clearly aren't supposed to be part of the picture. Everything works fine with this computer so far except for these "artifacts" that show up when I play the following games I have: TF2, NBA 2k11, Call of Duty: Black Ops and BF: Bad Company 2. I play a 2D game and it runs perfect (no artifacts). I also noticed these pixels in Photoshop CS5 when I would zoom out of a picture but I have fixed this by disabling OpenGL (someone told me to do that and it's worked so far). As far as I know, the games I play don't use OpenGL so I don't know what to do about that. Like I said, when I'm not playing those 3D games, I don't see any artifacts. I hope you all can help me.

My specs:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit







Monitor: Samsung EX2220X 22" Class Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 5000000:1 Dynamic, VGA, DVI

Other info:

I'm using a DVI cable.

Temperature on GFX Card: 40c-42c (idle)

Fan Speed: 21-24% (idle)

I'm using AMD Catalyst 10.10e Hotfix.

ATI Overdrive info:
Piriform Speccy info:

Here are some pics of TF2:

I've had this computer for a month and a week (so I don't think I can RMA to newegg :( :( ). I always thought I got these pixels because of bad drivers or something but I have reinstalled them and everything (and I have used driver sweeper in safe mode). Maybe I am doing something wrong here. I was thinking maybe the RAM has something to do with it because when I first turned it on after I built it the RAM wasn't recognized by the motherboard so I couldn't see anything on the monitor. I fixed it by changing the RAM to another two slots and it worked. I hope you all can help me, I'd appreciate it. Thank you.
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