i agree. i think u've got a heat problem. if u do have a mid-range gfx card with updated drivers most games should run without a hitch. either u've got a heat problem or a hardware issue.
Ha ha... The funny thing here is that aoe3 is the game that wrecked my computer.Destroyed my cpu totally. Bluescreens appear sometimes to.
I know that it's aoe3 cause it happened again when I got a new cpu. Bluescreens only appear when playing aoe3. Never on other games. I've given up hope and won't play it again. Costed me to much already. (cpu's are expensive!!!)
Guess it have something to do with my SPECIFIC hardware. Run other ''new'' games like Need For Speed Shift, Far Cry 2, Empire Total War and others without any problems.
age of empires 3 is just to much hard work to try and fix so i gave up and went onto other games like Crysis and had zero problems