New to the forums on BleepingComputer but long time visitor. Thank you for all the support and utilities you folks provide. Much appreciated for the little guys out there, like me, that keep trying to learn more about DIY.
I continue to have a Kernel Power issue that only seems to surface while gaming (BF4). The system will just randomly freeze; sometimes I can recover with CTRL+ALT+Delete and going to Task Manager, other times the only way to recover is forcing hard restart. When I can get to Task Manager I usually see a message that the NVIDIA driver stopped responding or hung (I do have the most recent drivers, always to clean install of drivers and recently wiped my machine and reinstalled everything from the W10x64 and up). I have also tried to limit what programs are running while gaming and that still didn't help.
I have been monitoring temps through EVGAs Percision X OC utility. Just today I noticed that when I toggle between the two GPUs that one is at 47C and the other is at 24C and the one running hotter says the GPU clock is at 1136mhz and memory clock is at 3004mhz (while the other has no load), but I only have Chrome, Outlook, Precision X and Event Viewer open...no GPU demanding programs. Precision is set to adjust fan speed automatically.
In addition, from time to time there is artifacts on my screen and randomly when the computer boots there are numerous green lines across the screen when the computer reboots. After I hit the restart button once or twice they disappear but it is a recurring issue. Someone suggested 5V line power might be the issue and according to Open Hardware Monitor that is running at 5.16V with no load.
Please let me know what I should do to troubleshoot. I have contemplated purchasing a PSU, but don't want to just throw money at the problem. But at the same time, this above my level of DIY experience.
Thank you in advance for help.
- Operating System
- Antivirus Software
Bitdefender Total Security 2018
Bitdefender and Linksys WRT1900ACS
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
Corsair Vengance DDR3 - 2x4GB
OCZ Vector 240GB
- Video Card
EVGA/GTX 660Ti/2048 MB x2
Onboard - Realtek
- Power Supply
Corsair TX 850W
CoolMaster Mid-Size Case
Edited by LEIP, 25 January 2018 - 01:29 PM.