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Re: [opensuse] Server Freezes Randomly
Just to add a little here.  I had a system that was running with no
problems for a long time.  Then I started getting odd failures... like
drives dropping off.... strange behaviour I couldn't pinpoint.  Turned
out it was a power supply problem.  Replaced the PSU and things are
back to normal.  While your problem may not be PSU related, don't
discount a PSU issue simply because it has been working fine for a
long time.  PSUs do fail, and not always catastrophically.. sometimes
they just begin to fade away.. no longer delivering the full rated

Is there any way I would be able to tell that this is the problem without having to just test out a new PSU to see if it works?

Definitely.  Heat is an issue.  Something as simple as a collection of
dustbunnies on your heat sinks and fan blades can dramatically reduce
the cooling efficiency of your computer - especially if your cooling
situation is already less than optimal.  Make sure that it is all
clean inside....

I'll clean it out and see if it helps.

Start up sensors and monitor things for a while.  You can either run
it from the command line or if you have a GUI, you can use gtkrellm or
Superkaramba to put a realtime monitor on the desktop.

I have System Monitor and xosview running, but they don't really tell me much.
Is there a monitor for temperature?

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