[SOLVED] Is my PSU failing? PC re-booting during gaming load

Solidjake

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Hey guys. I recently install my RTX 2070 Super and when gaming the computer does reset itself with certain games. The temps on the GPU are normal - not going over 53C or so and a fan curve enabled. On Assetto Corsa Competizone (racing game) and DOOM 2016 it runs perfect on max settings. Doom pegged out at 200 fps and ACC around 70-100 fps. But where the problem lies is with Project Cars 2 on a triple monitor (reset when trying to start a race/in race) and I tried Wolfenstein New Colossus both on max settings reboot the computer. All monitors at 144hz Asus VG248QE

Power supply is a Corsair HX850 (blue label one) which I looked back in my order histories and found out I purchased it in 2012... Is the load/demand of the GPU forcing the power supply to reboot the pc? When I checked the event log the critical was Kernal Power 41 after each reboot for the games. The rebooting did not happen with my GTX 1060 6gb albeit I did not run those games maxed out.

This is the PSU

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clutchc

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That's a decent PSU, but age and usage can wear on any PSU. If temps are good (including MB and drives), then the PSU is the next place to look. I don't suppose you have another PSU of suitable size to test with? It wouldn't have to be swapped out, just temp-wired in place of the other.
 
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clutchc

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That's a decent PSU, but age and usage can wear on any PSU. If temps are good (including MB and drives), then the PSU is the next place to look. I don't suppose you have another PSU of suitable size to test with? It wouldn't have to be swapped out, just temp-wired in place of the other.
 
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Solidjake

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That's a decent PSU, but age and usage can wear on any PSU. If temps are good (including MB and drives), then the PSU is the next place to look. I don't suppose you have another PSU of suitable size to test with? It wouldn't have to be swapped out, just temp-wired in place of the other.
Thanks for the reply clutch. I will most likely grab my brothers Evga 850 PSU out of his case on Monday and test it out. Will report back on Monday. If it is the PSU then I will buy the same Evga 850 again.
 

Solidjake

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Alright, so to update the thread. I bought an Evga 850 G+ and it has been running flawless all day. The 8 year old Corsair PSU was the issue.
 

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