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Crashing during games

Jul 31, 2007
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Processor i5-2500K @ 3.2Ghz
Motherboard ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB
Video Card(s) Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Storage 250GB Samsung EVO; 1TB WD Black
Display(s) 22" ASUS
Power Supply Rosewill Hive-650
Software Windows 8 64-bit
My friends Dell Vostro 1400, with windows vista, 1gb of ram, keeps getting a blue screen and crashing when ever he trys to play a game, he first noticed this being a big problem when both of us couldnt get World of Warcraft working on it when it should be able to be ran fine under min. settings.
Any ideas of what could be the cause of this? Or what we can do to fix it?
Aug 5, 2008
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Hampshire, UK
System Name If you name your systems, get a girlfriend...
Processor i7 4770k
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Formula
Cooling Custom waterloop around Black Ice GTX 360
Memory 16GB DDR3
Video Card(s) R9 290
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
Case HAF 932
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair HX750
Software Windows 10 x64

Rule of the thumb: Update all.
Check dell website for updated BIOS, drivers, etc.

It also could be a heat problem. Try blowing air through cooling system to remove dust.

If none of above helps, consider a clean OS reinstall.