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    Not really a lot of info...but if you're crashing to desktop I'd check out the video card and see if it's dying

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    No error messages anywhere? Uninstall the last 3 things you installed, or try a deep virus scan

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    If you haven't done it this way: Limit yourself to one stick of RAM, try each stick each slot and I do mean *try* it for several hours, alternatively run MEMTEST86 from a thumb drive. I'm leaning that or the drive, as the computer is okay when idle. I used CrystalDiskMark for my HDD testing.

    Aside that, checking error logs can give some insight into what's happening, i.e drivers crashing which can be several things from RAM/HDD/the card itself (unlikely that).

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    check your CPU temps as well, make sure its not overheating.

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    This sounds 100% like a vga driver error. CPU or memory error would result in a much harder crash and much more demonstrated instability.

    Uninstall your graphics driver using WagnardSoft's Display Driver Uninstaller then do a fresh clean install of the newest (or second to newest) ones.

    If this doesn't solve the problem we can troubleshoot via gearing down your gpu.


    Edit: just read your second post. Black screen CTD not being gpu related would be very strange. Try your chipset driver as well.

    How old is the power supply?

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    If you haven't, also check your administrator logs to see if anything is registering in there. It may point you in the right direction.

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