Since replacing my power supply didn't eliminate my blue screen problems, the next likely culprit appears to be my video card (this thing has crashed since I had it built two years ago).
What would be the best video card in the $130 to $180 range for gaming? I don't play particularly high graphic games- more along the lines of Civ V and other strategy games. Right now, I can't seem to get through more than 30 minutes of Civ without a crash.
4 GB of RAM......my case also has two built-in fans and tons of ventilation. It doesn't seem to matter how large of a map, or how far into a game I am when it crashes. Sometimes I can be just starting out with two units, or into the 20th century with 100. Also crashes randomly while just sitting there, or sometimes when you go to play a youtube video.
I used to blue screen all the time when I had 4gig, but I threw in some more to up it to 6 and its never crashed since. Doesn't mean its your problem, but it was certainly mine. Didn't have the problem with old XP, but Win7 eats up more obviously.
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