Sporadic Computer Crashes

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igaboj

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Hello everyone, this is my first post here, and I really need help right now. My system (first one I built myself) keeps shutting itself off at no particular moment. Sometimes, I'll turn on the computer, and it'll shut down right after the BIOS checks the Ram, HD, floppy and CD drive. Sometimes it'll shut down 3 seconds after i turn it on, sometimes 3 hours, or while browsing online, or watching a movie, or gaming, or... well you get the idea. The strange thing is; when the computer shuts itself off; it doesn't restart AND the light on the switch remains on, even though the computer is off. If I successfully start up my computer again, and load windows XP, no error message (i.e "This system has recovered from a serious error") is displayed.. when normally, upon a crash, I get that error message and the option to report it to Microsoft

I was thinking it might be the power supply.. but I really have no clue. Help please? . I think I have eliminated heat as a problem however, I check the temperature through the bios, and everything seems to be fine, running around 105 F after a bit of use.

Specs of my system:
P4 3.0 ghz, 1mb cache, 800 mhz FSB, Socket 775
ECS mobo, Intel 915P-A chipset, and PCI express
ATI Radeon 9000 pro, 128 mb
1 stick PC2700 DDR Kingston Value RAM
1 stick PC3200 DDR Kingston Value Ram
160 gb Seagate HD
Hauppage TV tuner
Windows XP (clean version)

Thx for for your assistance.
 

igaboj

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It's quite a crappy Power supply, came with the case, and it's by MGE-USA.
 
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