Question Can a dying GPU cause Kernel Power 41 event?

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Hello, i've been getting Kernel Power 41 events since last year approx, (info about that in my other post).



I wonder if a dying GPU can cause the drivers to always crash, and shutting down the PC with weird colorful lines.



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SopduGOW

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Hello, thanks for your answer, its not the PSU because i replaced it and it still happens the shutdowns critical erros (Kernel Power 41 (63) ).
 

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System Specs:

AMD FX 8350 (Not Overclocked)
AMD Radeon R7 250 2GB (Not Overclocked)
G.Skill Aegis 2x8gb DDR3 1600Mhz (Not Overclocked)
Asus M5A78L-M LE USB3
Seasonic 650w 80+ Bronze
Toshiba 1TB HDD (7200RPM)
 

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"Wipe and reinstall" are you talking about a full format?


No i didnt i dont have another one.
Yes, a full format and reinstall.

"reset" is NOT the same thing.



You issue may be a dying GPU.
Or is might be something else.

Very hard to diagnose without some working part to swap in.
 

SopduGOW

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Yes, a full format and reinstall.

"reset" is NOT the same thing.



You issue may be a dying GPU.
Or is might be something else.

Very hard to diagnose without some working part to swap in.
Like i said ive been getting this issue with random restarts when gaming displaying colorful lines (not BSOD)
The problem is in the Windows Event Viewer it doesnt provide any information other than saying that the PC lost power unexpectedly (thats why i replaced my PSU thinking about the lost power).
I will try to format the PC completely.
If it doesnt solve the issue then i know my GPU is dying (Its now about 8 years old)
My other parts are 2-3 years
RAM is 2 or 3 months.
and PSU about 4 months.

Thanks for the awnsers.
 

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Ya I was about to say the gpu could not be taking the power correctly.
What i actually think it was, my previous PSU was a cheap 500W i had it for quite a while and it might damaged the GPU itself.
GPU drivers constantly crashing, and random restarts while playing with colorful display lines.
I also did experience one time, artifacts in a game, wich the sky of the game was full of artifacts.
 

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Yes yes...we've all seen the magical heatgun thing. Or worse, the oven.

Which can maybe temporarily fix some specific issues with a poor solder connection.
It is NOT a solution for everything.
It IS, however, typical utube clickbait.

It is ALSO easy to do it wrong, and make a non-functioning device even more non-functioning.
 
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