Computer crashing anytime I play a game?! Help please!

Last sunday I played a game of game of CSGO. I then took a break for an hour. I didn't touch my computer after the first game I just left the game open and walked away. When I played another game after I came back my pc started crashing seemingly unexplicably. It was working when I bought the computer up until this point.
I know it is not an issue with a corrupt game / games because it happened when I was messing about in photoshop once too.
It seems to happen in anything that takes more than minimum power. (In photoshop I was swapping brush packs and I accidentally pressed it twice because it wasnt loaded yet. That crashed my PC.
I can only play minecraft because that doesn't crash my pc but it is pretty boring compared to csgo.
What happens before the crash goes like this: I join a game in csgo right after it opens, I play for 30 seconds ish before it makes an audio loop of the last sound and my screen does something like this first(took pictures when it happens) https://gyazo.com/678f7bdeef68c612b51e5037be2c91f1
Does something like that for about 15 seconds or so before something like this happens.. https://gyazo.com/efa2f8c2eb3d4e50a4a800d66e9351c6 Not sure if it is visible but there are small red and green dots on the screen.
I am saying something like this/that because the graphical glitch is different sometimes but still a glitch none the less. Whenever this happens I am forced to restart via the power button.
(I have a 4-5 year old midrange gaming pc so it isnt great lol) My specs are:
OS: Windows 8
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd.-Model GA-78LMT-USB3
CPU: AMD Fx 6100
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
Yes all of my drivers are up to date.
Any insight to what might be happening? Sorry if this is a duplicate I just couldn't find a post exactly matching mine.
Thanks.
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  1. Try uninstalling and reinstalling your video card drivers. Using the latest drivers available from AMD.

    Try running Unigine Heaven benchmark. See if it causes a crash. If it does it is most likely the GPU. Usually it is the VRAM in the GPU but it doesn't really matter. A bad video card is a bad video card.

    Try running Windows Memory Diagnostic. Built into Windows 7 and later. Just search for it in Start/Metro.

    Try running Prime95 for an hour. Although it is very unlikely that the CPU is bad.
  2. velocityg4 said:
    Try uninstalling and reinstalling your video card drivers. Using the latest drivers available from AMD.

    Try running Unigine Heaven benchmark. See if it causes a crash. If it does it is most likely the GPU. Usually it is the VRAM in the GPU but it doesn't really matter. A bad video card is a bad video card.

    Try running Windows Memory Diagnostic. Built into Windows 7 and later. Just search for it in Start/Metro.

    Try running Prime95 for an hour. Although it is very unlikely that the CPU is bad.



    Im going to try the GPU first with the Unigine thing. I did the memory test already a day after it happened and it said my memory was fine. I'll get back to you when I finish either the GPU or CPU. Thanks for the reply! :)
  3. velocityg4 said:
    Try uninstalling and reinstalling your video card drivers. Using the latest drivers available from AMD.

    Try running Unigine Heaven benchmark. See if it causes a crash. If it does it is most likely the GPU. Usually it is the VRAM in the GPU but it doesn't really matter. A bad video card is a bad video card.

    Try running Windows Memory Diagnostic. Built into Windows 7 and later. Just search for it in Start/Metro.

    Try running Prime95 for an hour. Although it is very unlikely that the CPU is bad.



    Ugh. I ran the GPU test and figured out that that was the problem. However, when it crashed it won't load windows anymore. Its telling me "Windows couldn't load correctly." It gives me the option to restart my pc or try to repair it. I tried using the automatic repair diagnosing thing and it couldn't figure it out. I also tried to do file recover even though I knew it probably wouldn't work. (Just did it to make sure). I cannot log into windows now, it just keeps trying to log in over and over then it gives me the couldn't log in thing. I am typing this on my phone right now.
  4. Does your computer have integrated graphics? Try removing the GPU and use that. Also try safe mode.
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