On newer laptops with an i3/5/7 processor and some form of ATI/Nvidia graphics card, the laptop usually has the option of running a program on either on the integrated graphics or discreet graphics. Sometimes, the graphics driver incorrectly runs Magicka on the integrated intel graphics.
If you have a soundblaster sound card and are experiencing a crash to desktop:
When experiencing either of these crash codes
When experiencing some freezes and are running Windows XP on a dual core AMD CPU, make sure to install this CPU driver and the AMD Dual Core Optimizer.
Intel integrated graphics cards are not recommended for playing Magicka. Playing on an Intel 2000 is neigh unplayable, while playing on an Intel 3000 is possible with reduced resolution and noticeable frame rate drops. Arrowhead Game Studios recommends avoiding integrated graphics cards.