Spontaneous reboot before AND after memory swap

Gabriel Ambuehl gaml at buz.ch
Sat May 21 13:35:52 PDT 2005

Jonathon McKitrick wrote:

>On Sat, May 21, 2005 at 08:45:53AM +0200, Gabriel Ambuehl wrote:
>: I had a Shuttle XPC doing something like that last week. I'm 99% sure it
>: was the PSU, once I had connected another one it worked 12+h at 100%
>: load where before it crashed after 2min or so. I even ordered a new
>: small PSU (due to arrive on Monday) to prove my point :). Also do take a
>: look at the cooling of the machine.
>I figured out the problem.  Two things, actually.  The CPU heatsink under the
>fan was clogged with dust.  Also, the fan on the power supply was working
>intermittently.  I spliced in a new one, and everything works great now.
>BTW, what's a PSU?  I'm a software guy, not hardware.  :-)

Power supply unit. So my prediction was quite right, actually :)

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