My problem occurs with World of Warcraft AND Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne. The infamous Power Save mode problem occurs withing the first 30 seconds of game play.
*** Correction: there is no game play, you can let it sit at the login screen for 30 sec and will still crash into Power Save mode***
Skips crashing out of the program back to the Windows Desktop and jumps right into the monitors Power Save but you can hear the fans still running, so it is almost like the pc itself is still trying to run rather than shut off.
I am going to try one last thing tonight to help it out and that is to check my version of DirectX (but i beleive i should still have 9.0c)...
Tried: new drivers
scan disk & defrag
uninstall, then reinstall
Anything will help, if needed i can post specs... saved Belarc Advisor results to desktop, so its a simple copy paste