Okay so, recently, when I tried to play Civilization V my game froze then crashed and the pop up came up saying my "Display Driver stopped working but has recovered successfully". This carried over to Minecraft, but what happens is after a random amount of time (always under 5 minutes after logging in) the entire screen goes black, flicks to a non aero Windows theme, goes black again, goes back to Aero, and the Minecraft just stops responding and the same notification window pops up.
It doesn't do this to ANY other game. TF2, HL2, Tropico 4, Sims 3, etc. all run fine.
AMD Athlon 64x 3000+ Dual Core 2.3GHz
8gb DDR2 RAM
ATI Radeon 5770 HD (CCC 11.8)