The ol' Kernel Power issue still going. Help, please for the love of god.

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by donz, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. donz

    donz New Member

    Apr 8, 2012
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    I'm new to posting here but have sifted these forums for months and read multiple threads here and other forums about this kernel power problem. I've been getting this error since I originally swapped my boot HD from a SATA to an OCZ agility 3 ( yes I've also read their forums and problems with it ) - I'll randomly be working, gaming, watching media and the screen will freeze and I'll have to force a shutdown via power button. It generally happens abot 95% of the time during gaming.

    First off I thought it was the drive so I swapped it out for my old SATA and it kept happening ( not as much ) then I tried a new PSU went from a corsair 620 silver series to corsair 850 gold series as my video card used alot of power ( Sapphire HD5970 dual gpu ) this didn't work either. I tried a new card and now have a Sapphire HD7970 which uses way less power but the problem still exsists. Here are some cliffs on things I've tried :

    1 : New PSU
    2 : New video card
    3 : Different hard drives
    4 : Upgraded firmware on SSD
    5 : Flashed to newest BIOS on motherboard ( Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev 2.0 ) running FH
    6 : Tried disabling HD audio devices ( read on another forum )
    7 : Disabled turbo feature in BIOS on CPU ( read on another forum )
    8 : Tried disabling HPET and tried running it in 64-bit ( read on another forum )
    9 : Changed mouse ( old one got run down )
    10 : tried different DVI cable
    11 : Tried without HDMI cable from TV into card so it was just single display
    12 : Tried lower graphic settings and multiple 3d settings

    Sooooo after reading around various people state they have fixed their issues ( not many ) but there are no definitive answers on how to or why this happens. Below is a cut n paste from my most recent crash ( event viewer log ) - any comments, suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated. Does anyone running Windows 8 preview get this issue, does anyone know if it exsists in W8 or older OS's?

    Log Name: System
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
    Date: 9/04/2012 1:45:06 p.m.
    Event ID: 41
    Task Category: (63)
    Level: Critical
    Keywords: (2)
    User: SYSTEM
    Computer: donz-PC
    The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-04-09T01:45:06.098811600Z" />
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
    <Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
    <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
    <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>

    Once more - Hardware :

    Dell - U2410
    Intel i7 950
    Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
    Corsair PC3-10700H 667 MHz
    Sapphire HD7970
    Razer Lycosa keyboard
    Razer Deathadder Black edition mouse
    HDDs : 1x120g OCZ Agility 3 Sata 3 SSD, 3xWD Green 2TB 5,600Rpm drives.
    Corsair AX850 PSU

  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Oct 16, 2009
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    A Kernel Power problem is normally the result of and not the actual problem.

    There does not appear to be a bugcheck code 0

    Have you tested your memory? If you look at the BSOD forum, there is a sticky about how to do that and they suggest running the test for an extended period.

    Could your system be getting hot?

    Have you tried disconnecting the 3 "Green" hard drives for testing?

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