Precede may be crashing due to a number of issues, but the most likely explanation is an issue with the graphics card and/or software driver. There are a few troubleshooting steps that can be taken to try and isolate and resolve the issue.
The list of recommend graphics cards are available here. Note that there have been some issues with the Intel on-board graphics cards so a dedicated graphics card is highly recommended.
You can verify the graphics card on your computer by opening the Device Manager and expanding Display adapters.
Right-click the graphics card in the Device Managers and select properties to open the graphics card properties.
Click Update Driver on the Driver tab in the graphics card properties dialog.
Select Search Automatically for updated driver software to automatically install the latest graphics card driver.