Re: So I believe I have a hardware issue that I need help with.
If you can boot it up in safe mode and it runs o.k., then you might need to look for a buggy driver issue. If you boot up in safe mode and you still have problems, then that would point more to a hardware issue. how old is the power supply? like posted earlier, run mem test to check the memory, down load and run hardware monitor to check your temps, volts. If you have an older motherboard, you may need to look at the capacitors to be sure they haven't "popped" open on you