Need advice upgrading my computer.

Lately when I have been playing my higher end video games, Fallout 3, Dragon Age, ect ect... I have been getting the blue screen of death. From what I remember it said something about a clock interrupt. My CPU is an AMD Anthlon 64 X2 6400+ Dual Core. I'm not sure if it times out because it's too old, or if it could be because the cpu is over heating, or maybe it's vista just being a crumb bum. Any suggestions on where I should start looking?
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  1. Well for something like that, that's a crash. It isn't a "it isn't running as fast as I would like", so it has nothing at all to do with age (unless something got old and died).

    We need full system specs.
  2. CPU AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6400+
    Package Socket AM2 (940) Core Speed 3216.6 MHz
    Multiplier x FSB 16.0 x 201.0 MHz
    HT Link speed 804.2 MHz
    Stock frequency 3200 MHz

    Chipset Northbridge NVIDIA nForce4 rev. A3
    Southbridge NVIDIA nForce4 MCP rev. F3
    Graphic Interface PCI-Express
    PCI-E Link Width x16
    PCI-E Max Link Width x16
    Memory Type DDR2
    Memory Size 4096 MBytes (2 2gig sticks)
    Channels Single
    Memory Frequency 402.1 MHz (CPU/8)
    Max bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
    Data width 64 bits

    Mainboard Model ASUSTeK Computer INC.
    model M2N-SLI
    revision 1.XX
    serial 123456789000

    NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
    Revision A2
    Codename G84
    Technology 80 nm
    Memory size 512 MB
    Memory type GDDR3
    Memory bus width 128 bits
    PCI device bus 5 (0x5), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
    Performance Level 3D Applications
    Core clock 620.0 MHz
    Shader clock 1364.0 MHz
    Memory clock 750.0 MHz

    Windows Version Microsoft Windows Vista (6.0) Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 6001)
    DirectX Version 10.0

    My hard drive is a bit aged at 150 gigs.
  3. Why's it in single channel mode?

    What PSU? That's the only other really important thing that you didn't list.

    And unless your hard drive is crashing and needs replacing it shouldn't be the problem.
  4. It's an 800 Wat BFG tech PSU. And, I'm not sure how to change what mode it's in.
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