|TaroD, I am having the exact same issue. Because I recently installed new RAM, I suspected the new module was faulty. (Although it ran for 3 days flawlessly) |
But since then, with completely different RAM installed (the original), my system still shuts down every few hours.
Like you TaroD, my system runs fine for sometimes 3 hours or so, then powers off with no warning whatsoever.
At times i cannot even boot into Windows, as it powers off at the Windows XP loading screen.
I now think the problem has to do with a power consumption issue and I am currently running tests on my RAM modules.
In the meantime, I really really hope the new chip did not screw my motherboard. :(
Anyhoo, keep me updated on your findings and i'll do the same. Good luck.