How come my computer shuts off after I play World of Warcraft for a few minutes?

by on January 31, 2010

Q: I have a Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows Vista. I’ve had this computer for over a year and all of a sudden whenever I play World of Warcraft for about 2 minutes the computer just shuts off. It can be on for hours or I can have just turned it on. As soon as I log on and start to play WoW it shuts off. What can I do to fix this?


One Response to “How come my computer shuts off after I play World of Warcraft for a few minutes?”
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    Have you looked at your logs to see if it lists any reasons. I suspect it is because it is probably over heating. You might want to try cleaning it out. It is possible that over the year that you have owned it that more and more dust has built up inside and it is limiting the air flow and allowing it to over heat so it is worth a shot.