Question PC reboots itself only after cold boot, but only when playing a game, then it works fine ?

Nov 8, 2022
My spec:
Cpu:intel core i7-6800k 3.4GHz 6-core
Motherboard:msi x99a gaming 9 ack
Ram: G.skill ripjaws X 16Gb(2x8Gb)
Gpu: msi geforce rtx 3060 12Gb
Cooling: corsair h100i rbg
Ssd: samsung 850 evo 250gb
PSU:fsp group hydro g 750W 80+ fully modular ATX

Got 2 more ssd and one hdd for storage and game install directory

No event related registered at the time of the crash(just some security things, audit...)
Except the kernel-power 41 (power or faulty component)

Already tried with and without:
-MSI Center
-geforce experience
-antivirus software

Nothing found on:
-sfc /scannow
-DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Checkhealth
-temperature monitoring

Sometimes I hear a ticking sound, pour falling? But why ONLY on cold boot? What change on hardware side between cold boot and regular?

My previous GPU was causing tdr_failure BSOD(asus strix geforce gtx 980)(since 4 years) though it was faulty, still got nvlddmkm errors sometimes in event log but windows recover it since the gpu change.

And on each "crashy reboot", I got glitching audio during 2 sec, then after the reboot, I need to reset my motherboard to have Bluetooth working again. But working fine after that, even after 5 hours of heavy load on everything(cyberpunk with maxed out graphics)

My guess is PSU or motherboard, but hardware debug is like sorcery to me...


Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

Motherboard: msi x99a gaming 9 ack
What BISO version are you currently on for your motherboard?

PSU:fsp group hydro g 750W 80+ fully modular ATX
How old is the PSU in the build listed above?

What OS are you working with?