First of all I would like to thank in advance for the help. I'm in a dead end and I'm not sure what to do anymore to fix this problem. It is kind of a long story, so I will try to shorten it and provide as much information as possible at the same time.
I have built a new gaming desktop. The specs are as follows:
Motherboard: Asus z87-k
CPU: Intel i7-4770S @ 3.10Ghz
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7850
(I don't think the rest is relevant, such as the hard drives and DVD readers, but let me know if you need them);
So after putting everything together, booting it up and installing Windows 7(64-bit), I inserted the CD that came with the motherboard to install whatever was necessary.
Then I did the same for the Graphics Card. However it installed out-of-date drivers and CCC (I believe CCC was version 12.8, I don't remember the graphics drivers.) Everything seemed fine, however outdated.
However, when I tried playing Alone in the Dark, or Alan Wake, what happened was that although the menu was fine, after a few seconds into the game, it started freezing/crashing/running really really slow. In Alone in the Dark, it even showed me the Blue Screen of Death (I should mention that I do not remember what the message said). In both cases, some weird Blue/Green/Red colors showed up on the bottom right corner of the screen.
So after figuring out (or at least assuming) it wasn't a memory nor a power source problem, I traced it to a drivers problem. My CCC and drivers were still outdated.
Now here is where things get complicated. Before I played these games, before I even installed anything in this computer, the first thing I did was update CCC through itself (going to the information->update software option in the menu). I thought it had worked, apparently it didn't. So I tried again.
What happens, and keep in mind this is reproduceable again and again, is that I try to install the latest drivers, and in the end it says "Installation completed, however some warning messages occurred" or something like that, next to a yellow interrogation mark inside a circle. I clicked on "view log" and there were no error or warnings at all. When I went to see the target folder where the installation supposedly ocurred, there was nothing in it. In the end of the installation, it also didn't ask me to reboot either.
From there, I've tried several things...
- Uninstalling with AMD software, then reinstalling;
- Uninstalling manually, then reinstalling;
- Uninstalling and running Driver Fusion, hand-picking in register, etc;
- Rebooting in between troubleshooting procedures to make sure uninstalls and installs were "solid"
- Tried installing .NET Framework v4.5 (it wasn't installed before) then installing the AMD software, and still didn't work. Again, I rebooted after installing .NET Framework, and before I tried to re-install the software.
So at this point I'm running on default windows Drivers.
This problem occurs over and over again. So after this I tried to install again the way I did originally: The out-of-date drivers that came with the Graphics card's CD. This didn't work either! Which doesn't make sense as it worked before!
So my last resort is to just format the computer and install windows all over again, and install the updated drivers from the start (and maybe .NET Framekwork v4.5 before that, since I read that it is needed for CCC versions 12.9 and above), but before that, I needed to post this here. I'm really sorry if this has been answered before but I can't find the solution anywhere. If you could help me I would be forever grateful.