Blue Screen issue w/my 5 yr old build...

Built my system 5 years ago with the following core components:
# 1 x ASUS A8N-SLI Premium 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
# 1 x EVGA GeForce 7600GS 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card
# 1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 2.2GHz Socket 939 Dual-Core Processor
# 1 x CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Memory Model TWINX2048-3200
# 1 x WD Raptor 10k 79GB HD as my boot drive

I am currently running Win 7 Ultimate and have always been happy with the performance BUT lately I've been getting random Blue Screen crashes. I noticed it start after happening installing Avast anti-virus but it was 1-2x week that it crashed but last week I added a 2nd monitor (LG 32" LED TV) to my old NEC 90GX2 and now it crashes 1-2x daily, especially if I'm watching streaming video. (Also, I only have 5.5GBs of memory left in my boot drive). So I'm thinking its either a graphics card issue, insufficient RAM issue or do I need more space in my boot drive? I could add another 2GBs of the same RAM or swap video card for the still-available EVGA nVidia GeForce 9500GT 1 GB PCI-Express Video Card. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Snass117
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  1. To me, it sounds like insufficient GPU power. That system is OLD. It could just be an age issue. But in anycase, try unplugging the second monitor and see what happens. Here's a checklist to run through also, might turn something up. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-boot-video-problems
  2. Yeah it's old but I'll tell you what, I have a dual quad-core 24 GB with a Nvidia Quadro 4000 at work and this old thing boots faster and is as fast in all non-CAE applications...I'll go through that check list. Thanks
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