wang__chung__ Posted November 25, 2021 Share Posted November 25, 2021 Specs: GPU: RTX3080 CPU: Ryzen 9 5900x Mobo: ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II PSU: Corsair RM850 I completed a brand new pc from scratch a couple weeks ago and I am having very frustrating issues with the system abruptly shutting down while gaming, generally a couple hours into a session. One second I will be in a game, then the next second the screen goes dark. No error message, no blue screen or warning, just a rapid shutdown. Interestingly, the RGB lights on the mobo stay on, but everything else is off. When this happens, I am also not able to press the power button to boot the pc back up. I have to reach around to the back and reset the power switch on the PSU in order to boot the pc up again. Checking the windows event viewer, I see that the error in question appears to be a critical Kernel-Power 41 error, which doesn't give much information at all. I don't think the issue is heat related with my GPU or CPU, as I closely monitor the temps and they generally remain in the 60's even under load. I have made sure all drivers are up to date for my hardware. I have also tried plugging the entire system into a different circuit in my house, thinking maybe the flow of electricity in my office was maybe just poor, but with no luck. I also thought that maybe the AMD built-in overclocking options like PBO might be causing some sort of problem, but the same shut downs occur with or without AMD overclocking. Because of the fact that I need to reset the switch on the PSU when the pc shuts down like this, and the Kernel Power 41 error indicates some sort of power related issue, I am beginning to think that the PSU unit I have is overheating for some reason or possibly defective. Is there a common reason that a brand new PSU like this would be overheating? I have it in a Fractal Design Meshify C case, in which it seems to fit perfectly fine. There is no dust in the system yet, as its just a couple weeks old. Is there a way for me to tell for sure if the PSU is the cause of my pc problems? Hoping someone can help me out, thanks in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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