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Computer Freezes and Audio Loops While Gaming

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Hello friends,

I am currently in a foreign country studying and I'm using a somewhat old computer to do light gaming and browsing. This computer has been working fine for the longest time, however recently it has been freezing while in game(League of Legends, Ghost Recon Online, various games) at random times.

The freezing is shortly accompanied by the audio stutter-looping. I know the graphics freezes before audio because I was on Skype with some friends and the call and in-game music did not loop and stutter until at least 2-3 seconds after the graphics froze. Usually I cannot do anything unless I manually shut off through power button, but with the latest freeze, I waited it out and wanted to see what happened. In about 2 or so minutes of me jamming ctrl+alt+delete and/or alt tab, I was brought back to the desktop BUT the screens gamma (or some other setting?) seemed to be jacked way up or something of the sort, because the screen had weird shades of purple and other colours.

I somewhat doubt it is an overheating problem because I am residing in a country where the heat is insane, and indoors, air conditioning is on 24/7 which would keep the computer at a low temperature. Besides, I haven't had this problem when playing the same games in the past.

The system AS FAR AS I KNOW is as following:
Win XP Professional 32-bit
ASUS P5QL PRO motherboard
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 @2.50GHz (2 CPUS)
3328MB RAM (no name brand? I think)
Genuine NVIDIA 9800 GT
Onboard Realtek HD sound card

Research has told me that it is likely to be a RAM problem and I'm loading memtest tonight. In the meantime, however, I would appreciate it if you guys helped me narrow the problem down,in case the memtest turns out clean.

Cheers.
    
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Intel Core™ i7-2600K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 8MB ... ASUS P8Z68-V Pro / Gen 3 eVGA GeForce GTX 580 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E  GSKILL Sniper Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channe... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1.5TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA... Samsung SH-S243D 24x DVD-Writer, SATA, Black Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE278Q 27in Widescreen LED LCD Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Modular Power S... NZXT Phantom Full Tower, Black  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse Logitech Cloth Pad Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio P... Bytecc 3.5in All-in-1 Internal Card Reader 
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Memtests came back clean after 7 passes. Not sure what to do next?
    
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Intel Core™ i7-2600K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 8MB ... ASUS P8Z68-V Pro / Gen 3 eVGA GeForce GTX 580 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E  GSKILL Sniper Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channe... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1.5TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA... Samsung SH-S243D 24x DVD-Writer, SATA, Black Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE278Q 27in Widescreen LED LCD Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Modular Power S... NZXT Phantom Full Tower, Black  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse Logitech Cloth Pad Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio P... Bytecc 3.5in All-in-1 Internal Card Reader 
OtherOther
Scythe S-FLEX S-FDB 120mm Quiet Fan, High Flow ... Logitech Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core™ i7-2600K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 8MB ... ASUS P8Z68-V Pro / Gen 3 eVGA GeForce GTX 580 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E  GSKILL Sniper Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channe... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1.5TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA... Samsung SH-S243D 24x DVD-Writer, SATA, Black Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE278Q 27in Widescreen LED LCD Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Modular Power S... NZXT Phantom Full Tower, Black  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse Logitech Cloth Pad Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio P... Bytecc 3.5in All-in-1 Internal Card Reader 
OtherOther
Scythe S-FLEX S-FDB 120mm Quiet Fan, High Flow ... Logitech Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers 
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