A week ago I build a new comp. Worked fine, decided to go legal and purchased several licenses of Vista. All installs have been flaky, mainly with power. So I got tired of Vista and went back to XP.
The machine in question was fine, XP installed fine. Everything looked great. And then "blip", power turned off. And the power switch doesnt do anything. If I wait long enough, sometimes a few minutes, I hear this little "shhwip" noise, and it lets me turn it on again.
But it only lasts a few second. I have checked the cpu cooler, and all the connections. And I know that the system was working fine earlier today on XP, and previously for just over a week on Vista.
MB: ECS P4M800PRO-M
CPU: Pentium 4
Case: Antec Sonata II w 450W (stock)
Ram: 2 Patriot 256MB Strips
Video: 2 Radeon X1300's dual ouputs. (1 PCIE card, 1 PCI card)
All parts were brand new, and as mentioned, the machine was working for over a week, without hiccups.