Windows Kernel-Power Error on New PC.

I just built a new computer about 2 weeks ago, and everything seemed fine until recently. I started getting "Kernel-Power" errors, usually when I play Star Wars, the old republic, there is no BSoD instead what happens is that I am doing everything normally, and suddenly i get this streak of multicolored pixels across a black screen and the pc restarts.

My Computer specs are:
500w Corsair PSU.
Sapphire Radeon 6850
i5-2500k
OCZ 60gb SSD
16gb ripjaws DDR3
Asus P8Z68-V LE mobo.

I have the latest bios on my motherboard, Microsoft Security essentials returns clean, no minidump is created even though I have it on.

Also I'm running Prime95 on my pc right now and have been for the past hour, but I can't recreate the error that way.

Thanks for your time.
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  1. Are all of your drivers and Windows up to date? Also, are you overclocking anything?
  2. I believe that they are up to date, as I just installed the drivers a few weeks ago, and no, there is no overclocking happening at the moment.

    I appreciate the response.
  3. Drivers off CD or website, as they will be newer on the latter.
  4. I took them off CD originally but I went through every driver right now and clicked update, says that they are all up to date.
  5. Go to AMD/ATI and get the latest version (32 or 64 bit) and install that version.

    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
  6. I made sure to install all the latest drivers,

    this is still happening.

    Usually what it looks like is everything working fine, then suddenly I get a streak of multicoloured pixels accross the screen and the pc restarts.
  7. How are you temperatures (idle and loaded) for the CPU and GPU? If you don't know, get hwmonitor and check the info:

    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
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