• Hi there and welcome to PC Help Forum (PCHF), a more effective way to get the Tech Support you need!
    We have Experts in all areas of Tech, including Malware Removal, Crash Fixing and BSOD's , Microsoft Windows, Computer DIY and PC Hardware, Networking, Gaming, Tablets and iPads, General and Specific Software Support and so much more.

    Why not Click Here To Sign Up and start enjoying great FREE Tech Support.

    This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Solved Kernel Power (41) BSOD

Status
Not open for further replies.
Hi,

recently when my PC is under heavy stress it will blue screen with "Kernel-Power (41)".
I know that this bsod is mostly because the power supply isn't strong enough for the system, but I hardly doubt thats the problem.
Here's the event data from the Eventviewer:

BugcheckCode59

BugcheckParameter10xc0000005

BugcheckParameter20xfffff8072c2250e0

BugcheckParameter30xfffff80732a8a920

BugcheckParameter40x0

SleepInProgress0

PowerButtonTimestamp0

BootAppStatus0

Checkpoint0

ConnectedStandbyInProgressfalse

SystemSleepTransitionsToOn0

CsEntryScenarioInstanceId0

BugcheckInfoFromEFIfalse

CheckpointStatus0

CsEntryScenarioInstanceIdV20

LongPowerButtonPressDetectedfalse


My specs are:
Ryzen 7 5800x | Be Quiet Rock 2 Air Cooler
RTX 3060
Aorus B550 Elite V2
2x 500GB SSD
1x 2TB HDD
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR4 3200 C16 x2 & Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO SL C18 16GB 3600 x2
PSU: 750 Watt Corsair CV Series CV750 Non-Modular 80+ Bronze
Before people say it, I know mixing ram isn't the best but my I heard from multiple sources aslong it runs at the same mHZ in the bios, it shouldn't cause problems.


Anyway in theory the power supply should be enough, and I currently don't have a stronger power supply available to test it out.
Also read that Mainboard could be the problem, so before I buy new parts I would like to track down the problem more down if it's a power supply issue or a Mainboard issue.
Any idea's how I could do that?

Other idea's are also welcome.

Thanks
 

Pyro

PCHF Advisor
PCHF Member
Jan 12, 2019
717
136
Mixing speeds and brands of ram, even the same ram from different kits can cause all sorts of problems, I'd one brand and stick with a single set if you choose to upgrade in the future.

As far as you power supply, that's junk, it should be nowhere near your GPU, a 700W Gold power supply from a reputable brand like Corsair, Asus, EVGA, or Seasonic should be swapped in immediately. This is a great list and guide for what is worth buying and what isn't, a quality PSU is not something to cheap out on, it can cause serious damage to systems if you buy a bargain unit.
 

Niklas Haruki

PCHF Member
Sep 21, 2022
9
0
24
Mixing speeds and brands of ram, even the same ram from different kits can cause all sorts of problems, I'd one brand and stick with a single set if you choose to upgrade in the future.

As far as you power supply, that's junk, it should be nowhere near your GPU, a 700W Gold power supply from a reputable brand like Corsair, Asus, EVGA, or Seasonic should be swapped in immediately. This is a great list and guide for what is worth buying and what isn't, a quality PSU is not something to cheap out on, it can cause serious damage to systems if you buy a bargain unit.

Well interesting, Can you explain what you mean with reputable brand, because my PSU is from Corsair, it's not a no name brand.
The only thing I cheap out on was thats it's Non-Modular, which honestly I don't care about.

I try to remove the 2 different ram sticks for now and see if I get any crashes the next days.
 

Pyro

PCHF Advisor
PCHF Member
Jan 12, 2019
717
136
Power supplies come in different ratings, for a gaming machine you need a Gold rated unit or higher (Platinum, Titanium).

It has to do with the efficiency of the power supply, how "clean" the power that comes out is, and how much is actually able to be used.


There are plenty of modular bronze units, they are junk for gaming as well, while Corsair is a good name this is an extremely 'budget' product/


With a 30 series GPU you need a beefy power supply, you don't have one and that's the most likely cause of your issues. For a 3060 you're going to want at least a 700W gold rated power supply. I like Seasonic personally, but as said before- most quality PSUs will come with a 10 year warranty.
 

phillpower2

Administrator
Support Team
Sep 9, 2016
11,752
1,009
I know that this bsod is mostly because the power supply isn't strong enough for the system, but I hardly doubt thats the problem.

That is somewhat of a contradictory statement but fwiw the former is correct whereas the latter is so far off the mark, Kernel Power (41) BSOD means that due to the PSU turning of unexpectedly Windows got closed before being able to put files back in place, this is happens when a thermal overload sensor gets triggered inside of a PSU and this is likewise caused by a weak PSU not being able to cope with being overloaded.

PSU: 750 Watt Corsair CV Series CV 750Non-Modular 80+ Bronze

Corsair do make good PSUs but they must be used for the purpose that they are intended, Corsair state the below here

CORSAIR CV power supplies are ideal for powering your new home or office PC,

CV = Corsair Value which is bottom tier and your particular PSU is rated here as Tier C • Recommended for cheap mid/low-end systems, your PC is hardly cheap so using a cheap PSU should never have even been considered.
 

phillpower2

Administrator
Support Team
Sep 9, 2016
11,752
1,009
Before making any purchase get your GPU tested or try and borrow an appropriate PSU to swap in for testing purposes, you don`t want to replace the PSU only to find that the GPU has been damaged by the weak PSU.

The NZXT is ok but overkill and not a brand that I ever suggest, better and less expensive is the Corsair RM650x (2021) 650W,

You are welcome btw :)
 

Niklas Haruki

PCHF Member
Sep 21, 2022
9
0
24
Well unfournately I can't really test the GPU with a other power supply, I just kinda have to gamble i guess.
I mean the PC starts and stuff, it's just that it shutdowns sometimes randomly like every 4days, because of kernel power 41.
Do you have perhaps anything in the 750W+ area? Just wanted something strong so I don't have to upgrade the PSU later when I upgrade the setup.
 

Pyro

PCHF Advisor
PCHF Member
Jan 12, 2019
717
136
I like Seasonic's Focus PX-750W.

It really depends on how much you want to spend and how much you plan on upgrading, if you plan on jumping to a 3090Ti in the next couple years you could probably 'justify' get a 1000W Titanium unit, if you plan on riding out on the lifespan of your 3060 then you might invest the extra money into something else.
 
Last edited:
Status
Not open for further replies.