Computer screen went black and rebooted with Error 41 - Kernel Power?

shafe88

Distinguished
Jul 6, 2010
798
1
19,015
11
Out of nowhere my computer screen went black, followed by a reboot. After rebooting I updated my display drivers with a clean install, and it happened again with the latest drivers. I checked event log and their was 2 critical error's for error 41- kernel power. Possibly just from my computer being really dirty/dusty? I just took it apart and cleaned it, the psu fan/vent's where somewhat dirty/dusty while the gpu and cpu were caked with a layer of dirt/dust. I used a drinking straw since I didn't have any compressed air on hand.
My cpu heatsink looked similar to the one in this image(mine had a little more dust).
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS