Whenever I run this particular application(game), my system just completely shuts down. I have Windows Vista Home Premium, 64-bit. The laptop is a Dell Studio 1537, I've read that this random shutting down is common with this model but was wondering if it might have anything to do with the operating system or running processes. The problem is random but occurs on a regular basis. In the last hour, it has happened 3 times. I have taken off the bottom and applied Dynex thermal compound to what I could best determine as the heat sink a couple of times during the last few days and nothing changed. I'm running this game off a 500gb hdd connected through an esata usb connection. My friend has an older laptop with XP and never has had this problem. It never happens unless I'm running this particular application. Any help or suggestions are welcome.
Thanks for your time.
Edited by hamluis, 17 January 2011 - 05:06 PM.
Merged same topic in different forums.