ok, sorry for the long response time, i had to go to my grandparents for xmas.
i ran the memtest until one pass was complete, will run it longer if you want, but one pass (and 14% of the next) came out with 0 errors.
what else could be causing this?
also, i dont think its a heat issue, because A.) it barely feels warm inside the PC, and B.) it crashes the same ammount of times if i take the side panel off, face it towards the window, and open the window so you have Winter in Chicago air coming in
its like 5 degrees farenheit. so it had REALLY cold air, and it still crashed.
and since it doesnt seem like its the memory.....
any ideas? ill try updating the BIOS.