Consumption current is greater than the upper critical threshold.

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Got the following message from one of our Dell Server:

The system board Consumption current is greater than the upper warning threshold.
The system board Consumption current is greater than the upper critical threshold.

Server returned a The system board Consumption current is within range. a few seconds later.

Review of Dell's site makes it sound like a possible power supply failure. Have only seen this once. Thoughts on true severity of this problem?
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If you did not add parts or cards, then, yes, it is most likely the power supply.

There could be an intermittent fault on the system board, but if the server is otherwise normal, I would say this is not likely.
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer
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If you suspect the power supply may be the issue, now's the time to go to fleabay and get a spare.  If this one cooks off you probably don't want to be paying Dell retail plus overnight shipping.  And it never hurts to have a cold spare on hand in any case.
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How many power supplies in the server?
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Power Supply should be replaced.

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