Computer crashes while watching videos or playing games

hey guys

I bought my computer last year and my computer seems to crash when i play games or watch videos. Mainly during gaming. Sometimes it happens every few hours or sometimes it doesn't happen for a week. Every time it crashes blue particles appear around my screen for about half a second before it goes completely black. But the sound still playing and i could still talk to and hear my friends on Skype for about 10 seconds before the sound starts looping.

I've tried buying a new PSU but it didn't work. I have a gigabyte mobo, Windows 7, 520 W corsair PSU, 4gb ram, intel pentium g850 and a powercolor raedon 6870.
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  1. i would get this if i were you, you will notice a huge improvement and it might even solve your crashing issues.

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  2. thelord said:
    hey guys

    I bought my computer last year and my computer seems to crash when i play games or watch videos. Mainly during gaming. Sometimes it happens every few hours or sometimes it doesn't happen for a week. Every time it crashes blue particles appear around my screen for about half a second before it goes completely black. But the sound still playing and i could still talk to and hear my friends on Skype for about 10 seconds before the sound starts looping.

    I've tried buying a new PSU but it didn't work. I have a gigabyte mobo, Windows 7, 520 W corsair PSU, 4gb ram, intel pentium g850 and a powercolor raedon 6870.


    Anonymous said:
    i would get this if i were you, you will notice a huge improvement and it might even solve your crashing issues.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gy3u
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gy3u/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gy3u/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($176.94 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $176.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 05:44 EST-0500)


    Yeh i know my CPU is horrid but for now i just want to find the root cause of my computer crashing.
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