Windows 7 crashes when i try to play games..?

This event started ever since last saturday. For some odd reason, while i was in a game of HoN, my screen suddenly switched to random stripes of black and white, and my speaker kept on played random static noises. The only solution for me was to force restart. Ever since than, when i enter full-screen gaming, my computer will automatically crash, forcing me to force restart every time. I then proceed to played the game in windows mode. This time, it did not give me the random stripes, but it gave me the black screen of death. I force restarted again.

I tried system restoring, sfc/ scannow command, scan my computer for viruses, hardware defrag, but nothing seems to work. Anyone knows what is wrong with my laptop? :(

Windows 7 Home Premium
HP pavilion dv7 - 3060cl Entertainment Notebook
450 GB HD
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  1. Try updating the graphics driver.

    Check the event viewer to see if it's logging errors.
  2. Try to update all your drivers.
  3. Some time for a specific game you have to use an older version driver. I have had the same freezing problem with my old desktop before. Game will just freeze and the screen turn out be be like what you've described.

    Assuming your video card is: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    I would try different older driver and see if any of them will work.
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