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    Random reboot

    I went to bed last night and my PC was on and seemed to be running fine. When I got up this morning, I had been logged out of X. I was a bit confused, but thought I must have logged out myself last night. After looking at my uptime and seeing 2 hours, I'm trying to work out what caused the reboot. Which log files should I be looking at? I haven't had any hardware problems lately so I'm not too sure. My uptime was about 7 days and that had been rock solid for 7 days. Any ideas?
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    CP

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    Re:Random reboot

    Sounds like it could be overheating to me.

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    Re:Random reboot

    Thats what I thought, but the temps are fine, nothing over 48 degrees. It has a Volcano 12 on the CPU which has been keeping it cooled really well, and last night was quite cold compared to the last week, so that doesn't really seem like it could be it
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    CP

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    Re:Random reboot

    I seriously doubt it, but there's a small chance that it's a memory issue. http://countach44.mine.nu/share/memtest86-3.0.iso.zip

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    Re:Random reboot

    Power failure?

    Check /var/log/messages

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    Re:Random reboot

    I looked at /var/log/messages. The only thing I can see that suggests it may have been a power failure is my / partition had to do a recovery, but is that done every boot with ext3? I'm thinking you're probably right trickster. Thanks guys
    CP

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