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What can cause intermittent server shutdowns on a server running Windows Server 2008 OS?

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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hello, One server is shutting down randomly and intermittently every 2-3 days.  What might cause this?  Additional details follow.

Failure logged as:
Failure type: Disruptive Shutdown
Version: 6.0.60011 Service pack
Failure Detail: The computer was not shut down properly

Each redundant power supply is going to a separate ups. Cords were replaced last week.  Both power supplied secure.  Other servers remain on-line.  Auto updates set to download only (no auto install, thereby no risk of auto reboot).  No ups software. Probably unrelated, but attempts to install sp2 fail.
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Adam BrownSenior Systems Admin
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Commented:
Have you been able to take a look at CPU temperatures for the server? There's a utility called Core Temp that can help you monitor that: http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp
If the CPU gets too hot, it can shut down on you. In addition, I've had some experiences with my test server shutting down a lot due to a faulty CPU, but it isn't actually a production quality server, so...
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