Shutdowns are usually the result of overheating of the CPU/GPU. When temps get high, the CPU will generally throttle back to the lowest speed. When temps go beyond a safe level, the machine will shut down. Download a utility that will measure operating temperatures and CPU speed and monitor during game play. I don't know how demanding this game is, so don't know what to expect. If it is not demanding, there could be a problem with the fan and/or heat sink. If the fan isn't running on high speed during the game, go to the Dell Diagnostics (F12 at the boot screen) and run the diagnostics.
I have an AMD Athalon IIx4 640 3.gig w/ 4. gig memory computer. I play Frontierville on Facebook alot. I am having trouble with computer shut down in the middle of the game. It doesn't blue screen it simply shuts down. POOOF!!!! gone. Then I have to restart the computer. I am running Windows 7 64 bit OS. What can the problem be and how can I fix it???? This very annoying. I can surf the web and play other games for hours without any events. So I am wondering if this is a computer problem, or a game problem. Please help any advice would great