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I have windows 10 and ubuntu installed onto my computer side by side and although ubuntu functions perfectly fine, when i use Windows 10 the display screen will randomly turn off and not come back on unless I restart my computer. How do i fix this?
So in past couple of weeks my PC started randomly restarting by itself while gaming, with no BSOD, screen just goes crazy for a second, I hear a loud noise from speakers and it restarts by itself with no BSOD dump, in Event Viewer it shows Kernel-Power 41, 63 error which basically means nothing to me, I searched on thousands of forums and applied all possible advices and "fixes", sadly with no success.
I've read that kernel 41 error can mean faulty PSU or overheating issue, as I have a relatively new 600W PSU I suspected on overheating I then took a look at my temperatures and noticed 2 things (Click here to see the image):
1. The GPU temperature reaches over 70°C while under load (gaming)
2. The GPU fans is set to auto in crimson AMD driver software and it doesn't go above ~20% even though GPU is running hot in my opinion, so I tried turning the fans manually to a higher speeds and GPU started coolling down to ~59 meaning that fans can cool it but they don't do that automatically and I don't want to go to crimson every time I start and finish gaming to turn up and down fan speeds as I don't want them to run at 100% while idling.
I also dusted my PC so it's pretty clean and dust is not causing the overheating
Also my GPU never ran above ~50°C while gaming when I bought it.
I'm using MSI Gaming 270X 2GB OC Edition
The Random reboots may not have to do anything with overheating that is just what I suspect as I see no other possible cause at the moment
Any ideas on how to fix the GPU overheating issue?
All help would be much apprechiated
Hey everyone. As the topic suggests I have have this issue with my five year old computer.
Last friday while playing X-com on Steam, my pc totally froze and I could do nothing but make a manual reboot (reset button). After that Windows stalls at the splash screen every time I try rebooting. Even when it goes to recovering mode it halts at the splash screen.
Now before you go telling me to make a reinstall here's what I did. I tried another HD with my old Win 7 Premium (known to work on this pc) but it stalls on the black screen with only the cursor blinking. After that I tried a clean HD (also known to work just perfect) and tried reinstalling Win XP SP3 from a genuine Microsoft Installation CD. The hardware boots like usual and the installation begins from the CD. After the first sequence of loading system files the black screen comes on with a blinking cursor. That's supposed to happen, only it stays that way - nothing more.
For the last month or so leading up to the mishap my cpu tended to heat up, especially when using 3D games and virtual chatrooms like IMVU. About three months ago I reinstalled the hardware into a smaller ATX tower. There were no issues with my old Maxi tower. However installing a 2nd chassis fan blowing directly onto the cpu heatsink/fan hasn't helped either. Taking off the ATX casing cover didn't help either.
I have reasons to believe that my cpu over heated when playing X-com on Steam. However that never was an issue before, regardless the Windows version used.
Lastly I tried booting from my Partition Wizard 7.7 CD Linux (also known to work) but still no result. It halts at after setting up Kernel saying "Kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIS + timer doesn't work! ..........Any Linux guys know what that means? (Screenshot attached)
Could there be any other reason for the pc not being able to boot my software then a faulty of the cpu itself?
I hope someone can help me out here
Could consistent freezes and reboots along with random BSOD ranging from Bad_pool_header, Memory_management to Security_kernel_check be because of faulty ram? I don't have the ability to run any diagnostics software because of the freezes.