Can the PSU cause blue screen?

jonaskul

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Hi,

Every week or so I get a blue screen, I know there may be hundreds of reasons for that. But lately I have had some problems with my power supply.
It makes a low static noise when the computer is shut off. I cant hear it when the system is on, so I don't know if its away, lower or if my system just overrides its noise.

It is a Hiper Type-R Modular 580W, had it since 2005, and it may be time to change it out for good measure anyway.

The question is, can a PSU under any circumstance make the system freeze up or produce a blue screen?

Any thoughts?



Thanks, JS
 

eklerus

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When the blue screen appears it will give an error code can you write it here?
example : Error 0x00000001 you can google that specific error code and might just find out what is the problem
 

jonaskul

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Thanks for reply!

I have sure enough not taken notes, but isn't there a log I can find on the system where faults are stored?
 

eklerus

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Write the code next time it happens I'M not aware of any log for blue screens.
It could be anything but if you say the PSU looks like it has a problem I would change it immediately before it dies and might kill other components. 2005 time to burry that sucker
 

jonaskul

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I've spent an hour in Event Viewer now to find nothing. Really don't know what to look for. But the description that fits the best are event id 41, kernel-power. It describes unexpected shutdown caused by loss of power. But it does not say if its shows a blue screen. What exactly would trigger a blue screen? Every hardware fault?

Event 41, Kernel-Power:
"The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."

I may add that it usually happens at night. I go to sleep with all my windows up and when I sit down the following morning I am welcomed with a nice message saying something like windows has been restored after an unexpected shutdown.
 

imtiax

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I get Kernel Power as well when I play games that require a lot of video memory ( Currenty I sent my video card for RMA) so when I play games i BSOD...

Check your video card,
 

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