Computer crashes while playing skyrim

Cyrus Cee

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I did a play through of the game about 6 months ago, and I only crashed about every 2-4 hours. Now, I decided to try another playthrough but everytime I start playing, I crash within 30 minutes. When I crash, stripes of some random color appear and I bluescreen after 15 seconds. I've tampered with the settings on Skyrim a bit and I discovered that I crash when playing on maximum res with Ultra settings, and on the lowest res with Low settings.

-I don't have any mods installed
-It does this while my Cpu is/isn't overclocked

System specs:
Radeon HD 6670 2GB Gpu
Sabertooth 990fx Motherboard
AMD FX 8-core processor @3.1Ghz
1-stick 8GB Corsair RAM
2TB Deskstar HDD
650 Watt Antec Psu
 
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As I said before, stripes of some color, usually white or tan, appear on my screen and after 15 seconds, I get a bluescreen. No error box pops up or anything. I tried using the memtest86, am I supposed to use a usb to boot my system? How do I test my memory using the application? It's not very clear..
 
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They stay around 41-45C. That's 106-113F.
 

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Well I've resolved it incase anyone is having the same issue, It turns out that underclocking my graphics card (slightly), made it work without crashing. I've played for 20+ hours without a single crash.
 

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Well actually, I got the PSU about 5 months ago, and the GPU ~18 months ago. At any rate, I'm upgrading to a GTX-770 in about a month; I have another post about it asking if my PSU of 650W has enough wattage for it when it's overclocked. I hope it isnt the GPU, but I guess it doesn't really matter since its going to be switched out soon anyways.
 

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