Vista rebooting PC - Games

I've had this problem on and off, and it's just left me scratching my head.

I'm no guru with computers, but I'm positive there is nothing wrong with my power supply, drivers, cards etc etc.
I can play high end games like Crysis, Oblivion, etc and have no issue what-so-ever.

However, when I try to play Age of Empires III, or Rise of the Argonauts, they both reboot the PC and completely restart.

The reason this has left me scratching my head, is I can't seem to find anything wrong on my PC's end.

I've checked for over-heating, and that's defiantly not the problem.

Anyone have any tips / suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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  1. Age of Empires III has a problem running in Vista and needs to be patched to the latest version. Version 1.12 I think.
    Ths may resolve the problem.

    Rise of the Argonauts I am not sure about.
  2. Rebooting is often due to PSU problem. Download 3DMark06 and test system. If it reboots, you have a problem on your PC. Give full spec ioncluding make/model of PSU if you want advice.

  3. Age of Empires III is patched, and still has the same problem.

    Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU @ 2.66 GHz
    RAM : 4GB
    Vista 32-bit
    Video card : GeForce GT 8800

    If that helps at all.

    I searched for "3DMark06" and nothing useful came up.

    Age of Empires III is patched, and still has the same problem.
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