Driver has stopped responding. When I play games it randomly resets!

Ok, so this has gotten really annoying. I'll lay it down nice and neat.

New computer built in January.
I5-2500k OCed to 4.2
Asus P8Z68 V-Pro motherboard
G Skills 8gig RAM

-Asus Monitor that uses HDMI cord.
-Had 2 6950's crossfire. Worked fine.
-Sold them both. Ran the computer, hooked up to my tv for a bit, used the CPU graphics.
-Whenever I played Crusader Kings 2 it would randomly black out, then return a couple seconds later.
-I thought it would be fixed as soon as I got my new graphics card which I was waiting for.
-Finally got the 680 4gb ftw (planning on getting 2 more monitors).
-Whenever I play anything, it randomly says driver has stopped responding and has recovered. It will happen almost in fixed intervals.
-In Skyrim (heavily modded) it will happen once every hour.
-Playing Black Mesa Source, it happens every 15-10 minutes.
-It does the same thing, blacks out, and comes back after 2-5 seconds, but now it also flickers. Checked GPU temperatures, everything is stable. Ran benchmarks on GPU like furmark, everything is stable.
-Switched from 301.42 driver to the beta 306 one as well, and uninstalled old ATI drivers.

What should I do?
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  1. Also, my boot is set up so pcie is first.
  2. What power supply?
  3. Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Asus P8Z68-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
    Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor

    Windows 7 64-bit

    I don't think its a power issue. the two 6950's definitely consumed more power than the 680, but worked fine.
  4. Bump! Still need help!
  5. Don't pump posts^

    Its in the forum rules.
  6. Oh, do I just keep posting a new thread until someone helps me or should I just seek help elsewhere. (honest question)
  7. Well, problems like this are usually really hard to solve. It happens for alot of reasons. Sometimes its a bad install of Windows, bad drivers, bad memory, bad registries.

    Its a common problem with not alot of solutions except maybe re-installing Windows or running memtest.
  8. Ok, whats the first step? I don't want to pay 75-100$ for a diagnosis :(
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