World of warcraft random computer restarts

:pfff: ok im playing WoW and whenever i go to stormwind my computer crashes and has the blue screen that says windows is shutting down to prevent damage and it reboots itself after that. also very frequently (like every 5 minutes) at random times my computers screen will turn black and do like a reset... (but only the screen, my computer is running normally while this happens) and sometimes after the black screen when WoW comes back on the graphics in the game will be black also. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone can help. THANKS!

Heres some information you might need to know:

I have windows vista


System

\Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: MX8738
Rating: 2.8 Windows Experience Index
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2080 @1.73GHz 1.73GHz
Memory(RAM): 1.00 GB
System type: 32-bit Operating System


PS:im naked


Thanks for Helping!!!
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  1. It could be temperature, bad power supply or just you have a very old laptop and the graphics are not up yo it. Run HWMonitor and check what temperatures you are getting.
  2. simon12 said:
    It could be temperature, bad power supply or just you have a very old laptop and the graphics are not up yo it. Run HWMonitor and check what temperatures you are getting.


    Thank you i will look into doing that but this laptop is only about 2 -3 years old. Im thinking about getting a new one, but they can get pretty expensive.
  3. Also download and check 'who crashed' software. Open the minidump files from Windows folder with the help of the program. Then check what might have caused this. Also, have you tried running the OS in safe mode ?
  4. I looked up your laptop on Gateway's site and here's your problem

    [quote0Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    Up to 224 MB shared video memory

    With the advancement in WoW's graphics, integrated cards just can't do it. Out of curiousity, what resolution are you running at?
  5. I looked up your laptop on Gateway's site and here's your problem

    [quote0Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    Up to 224 MB shared video memory

    With the advancement in WoW's graphics, integrated cards just can't do it. Out of curiousity, what resolution are you running at?


    on WoW the graphics and everything else is set to low on my laptop idk how to check
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