Originally Posted by edge
Wow..... load average: 69.95
You could install munin (a howto is in the Howtos section).
This might give you an indication on what is causing the high load.
To low hardware memory and a lot of traffic could also cause high load.
At it's worst the average was around 170!
I've looked into munin, and I'll look again. I've got 2GB of RAM which I thought should be plenty. I forgot to say that I'm already running Ganglia, which looks like does as much as Munin.