After days of testing different things out and countless searches, I think I may have found the answer to my problem. According to some info I read elsewhere, to run memory @ 1600mhz on an AMD x4 or x6 cpu i need to increase my NB or FSB to 2400 or 240. I left mine running at 2000mhz ( NB freq). I dont know a lot about the technical stuff, but when i did the opposite and brought the RAM down to 1333mhz instead of 1600mhz games ran fine. Granted, I didn't do a legit stress test. I more than played past my usual error window. I usually would crash games 15-20min in, but I manage to play for a good 2hrs straight error free and at will within normal range GPU and CPU temps. I would appreciate it if someone could confirm for me whether it was the mistake with the NB freq that made my system unstable or not. Thanks!