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Please help :( Windows 7 freezes while surfing internet only

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Hello everyone,
I'm not really sure where I should post this, but I'm at my wits end with this. I recently had to get a new motherboard, and so I reinstalled Windows 7 64-bit. Everything seemed to be ok, until Firefox started freezing on me while surfing the net. I thought the issue was with Firefox, so I tried Chrome and IE, and they both freeze every once in a while as well. Well, I've narrowed down a couple of sites that will cause freezes every time (by the way, by freezing I mean complete system lock-up which requires a hard reset). The Blizzard website will almost always cause a lock up (www.blizzard.com), once that Diablo animation starts to go in the middle of the page. Is there anyone that has an idea what could be causing this? Can someone tell me what's running on the page, is it flash or something? I just reinstalled Windows a second time and alas, the damn thing froze on me again. I'm running a Phenom ii 555 on a GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard, and before having to replace the motherboard, I didn't have any issues for over a year.
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What's your GPU? I had kinda same problem. I used to get BSODs while browsing. A GPU BIOS edit solved it all. I just had to raise the idle voltage to 1.00V from 0.95V.

BUT DON'T DO IT UNLESS YOU'RE SURE ABOUT WHAT ACTUALLY IS CAUSING THE PROBLEM.
    
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Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 2.66GHz @ 3.56GHz Asus P5P43TD Sapphire ATi Radeon HD5750 1GB GDDR5 2x2GB ADATA XPG DDR3 1600MHz 
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Samsung F1 250GB Samsung F4 1.5TB HF-512 Windows 7 SP1 x64 
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Cheap Chinese crap XFX PRO550W Core Edition Modded Delux Case A4Tech X7 XL-747H 
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Razer Goliathus Fragged Control Edition 
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I'm running a GTX 580 now, but up until a few days ago I had a GT 240 in it. Unfortunately, the freezing issue has occurred with both of them...
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