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Bad Cap strikes back

One of my other PC's started giving trouble. Random hangs and crashes, not normal behavior. The system runs Linux-Debian-7 so it should never crash ever.
After the usual updates, rebuilding the video-driver (nvidia closed source driver) it still was not fixed, and since my wife needs the PC for book-keeping I was ordered to fix the problem (or get a new PC).



Replace the Cap (with a lower ESR, higher voltage and bigger capacitance I had in stock) This is becoming a common weekend activity. :-)
Problem solved.
Saved myself a lot of cash again not buying a new PC.