I have almost the same configuration. The problem is most likely with the graphics card. The ventilation channels get cloacked up with dust. Thus the graphics processor heats up to much. Just cleaned the graphics card fancase and refitted using cooling paste. Problem solved.
I am now trying to see which graphics driver version is best for this configuration. I noticed the standard (installed by Windows) drivers give problems when using the HDMI connection to my monitor. For as far as current testing goes, the latest (dec 2012) version for Windows 7 / Windows 8 provides the most stable config.