Crashing In-Game - AMD AM3+, GTX 1060

Hello, friends. Trying to get some help for a friends PC.

Specs:
CPU - FX-6300
GPU - GTX 1060
RAM - 8Gb (2x4Gb)
Mobo - Unknown (will attempt to Identify this weekend)
PSU - Unknown (refer to Mobo)
OS - Windows 10 (Specific Edition Unknown) 64-bit

Problem: A few months ago, when the system had been equipped with a GTX 950, there was consistent crashing in-game, but only in-game and quite frequently. Normal browsing sessions went undisturbed. A couple months ago, my friend changed out the GTX 950 for a GTX 1060 but didn't use DDU for installation. Following this, the crashing from associated with the previous card continued - only in-game, never browsing. It's also important to note that the crashes occurred more quickly on more intense games.


Important to note that upon the clean installation of Windows, the crashes subdued to only occurring every few hours, but they sped up and are now back to usual crashing status at every few minutes the game crashes (every game thrown at it including: No Man's Sky, XCOM2, Starcraft, Hearts of Iron IV, etc.).

Any recommendations welcome! Thank you for the help!
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  1. Sudden crashes at load without a blue screen tend to be either temperatures or power supply. If the temperatures aren't the issue, I'd suspect the power supply, especially if it's a low-quality one.
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  2. DSzymborski said:
    Sudden crashes at load without a blue screen tend to be either temperatures or power supply. If the temperatures aren't the issue, I'd suspect the power supply, especially if it's a low-quality one.


    Thanks, will definitely check both. I completely forgot that temps were a possibility... especially with the FX-6300.
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  3. If it turns out to be the solution, will select your answer.
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  4. DSzymborski said:
    Sudden crashes at load without a blue screen tend to be either temperatures or power supply. If the temperatures aren't the issue, I'd suspect the power supply, especially if it's a low-quality one.

    Update:
    Ran MemTest86 two Times (general test) with zero errors appearing.
    Checked the PSU - EVGA 600W 80+
    Temps are low and/or not excessively high - 45C for FX-6300, 76C on GPU (both under load)
    Replaced the GPU (switched from the GTX 1060 to theGTX 950 that had been experiencing similar issues) (while running DDU before installing either card) and still experiencing crashes
    XCOM2 crashed and showed two errors:

    Resat the RAM, GPUs, PSU sockets while cleaning out dust

    Will run Prime95 tomorrow morning for a few hours (Blended program) and see how it goes.
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