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Ubuntu hates me

Paul (9 Jul 2010 15:04): Have any of you seen this before? I once had a Windows box that did this due to faulty RAM...

Subject: Ubuntu hates me
So the computer thinks that like every 10 minutes, it should just shut down. It just goes black. I turn it off and turn it back on again and it works fine, but then it stops again. I mean, there are no problems when it's on. It just doesn't like being on. Any ideas?
R (10 Jul 2010 19:09): The obvious thought is: bad power supply. But! There less obvious thought is: bad capacitors, of which there were a plague back in the early 2000s. And the "nice" part about bad caps, is that you can find them via visual inspection.