Thank you for all the advice thus far. After spending a few hours last night trying different thingsm ive found that 32 bit 12.04 lts seems the most stable so far. it auto updates the fglrx driver and seems to be doing great. System fan isnt working overtime to keep the GPU cool, so thats a good sign. I decided to get into Ubuntu to expand my OS knowledge base, as well as to start learning Unix. I have an older tower server that was given to me and Im going to run BSD on it and try to make it a dedicated SWTOR server, or Ill just say screw it and turn it into a Minecraft server lol.