EVGA

Helpful Replykernel-power error in windows

Author
kieran2230
New Member
  • Total Posts : 8
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2017/08/24 19:53:17
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 0
2023/01/27 13:42:26 (permalink)
I am getting a kernel-power issue in the event viewer in Windows.  This only happens when under a load.  Is this a power supply problem and would anyone have any suggestions how to diagnose this problem?  I have a g2 750 watt power supply that powers up the computer normally.
#1
Sajin
EVGA Forum Moderator
  • Total Posts : 49229
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2010/06/07 21:11:51
  • Location: Texas, USA.
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 199
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/27 14:01:47 (permalink)
Yeah, it’s most likely a psu issue. Just swap in a new psu for testing.
#2
kieran2230
New Member
  • Total Posts : 8
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2017/08/24 19:53:17
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 0
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/27 14:07:38 (permalink)
I don’t have an extra power supply laying around. Does EVGA test them if I send it in? Maybe I have to buy another one first to test things?
#3
Sajin
EVGA Forum Moderator
  • Total Posts : 49229
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2010/06/07 21:11:51
  • Location: Texas, USA.
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 199
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/27 14:19:44 (permalink)
They will test it when you send it in. Buying another one to swap in is your fastest option without having your pc down waiting for the psu to come back from evga.
#4
kieran2230
New Member
  • Total Posts : 8
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2017/08/24 19:53:17
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 0
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/27 14:22:10 (permalink)
I forgot they sell them at Best Buy. How likely is it another problem entirely? From what you are saying it’s more likely to be a power supply though. I guess other problems are not as frequent? Are the cables compatible on all EVGA power supplies when I get the new one? I’ll probably use the new cables, but curious if they can be reused?
post edited by kieran2230 - 2023/01/27 14:23:28
#5
Sajin
EVGA Forum Moderator
  • Total Posts : 49229
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2010/06/07 21:11:51
  • Location: Texas, USA.
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 199
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/27 14:25:57 (permalink)
It could be other issues like overheating, or a gpu issue, but if it happens instantly as soon as you put a load on the system I’m pretty sure it’s the psu. What gpu do you have?
#6
EVGA_Lee
Moderator
  • Total Posts : 4247
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2016/11/04 14:43:35
  • Location: Brea, CA
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 14
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/27 14:27:57 (permalink)
What are the rest of your specs?
 
A kernel-power error really only means that the system shut down and Windows wasn't expecting it to.  Although power is in the name of the error, Windows isn't really smart enough to determine if your PSU is at fault.  Of course, shutting down under load can be an issue caused by a power supply, but other hardware components can be responsible also. 
 
I would check your motherboard BIOS to see if it shows your +12V, +5V, and +3.3V.  This is usually in the Advanced > Hardware Monitor (aka HW Monitor, System Monitor, PC Health Status, etc.).  Post the voltages that you see in there, giving it a minute or two to let you see how the voltages are behaving.
#7
kieran2230
New Member
  • Total Posts : 8
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2017/08/24 19:53:17
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 0
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/27 14:29:01 (permalink)
I bought a new gpu assuming it the issue. It’s a 6700xt. I’m guessing it uses less power than the previous 980ti and causes less issues, but the PC infrequently locks up with both video cards.
#8
Sajin
EVGA Forum Moderator
  • Total Posts : 49229
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2010/06/07 21:11:51
  • Location: Texas, USA.
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 199
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/27 14:29:53 (permalink)
If you buy the same psu you can reuse the cables without a problem. If you buy a different psu I would swap the cables to be safe. Asking if you can use the same cables here on thre forums is also an option once we know what psu you will be getting.
#9
kieran2230
New Member
  • Total Posts : 8
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2017/08/24 19:53:17
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 0
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/27 14:31:46 (permalink)
It’s probably going to be the GT 750 model. Not entirely sure what is available at my local store.
#10
Sajin
EVGA Forum Moderator
  • Total Posts : 49229
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2010/06/07 21:11:51
  • Location: Texas, USA.
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 199
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/27 15:51:46 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby kieran2230 2023/01/27 19:55:33
According to this post… https://forums.evga.com/FindPost/3184022 gt and g2 cables should be interchangeable.
#11
kieran2230
New Member
  • Total Posts : 8
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2017/08/24 19:53:17
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 0
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/27 20:20:33 (permalink)
Yeah, it’s most likely a psu issue. Just swap in a new psu for testing.

I'm not 100% sure yet, but I believe you were right on about the power supply being the issue.  Everything is much smoother and no hesitation.  Can't believe I have gone on like this for so long.  Purchased the gt850.  Glad I was able to fix it with your help as well.  I truly appreciate it.  


#12
Sajin
EVGA Forum Moderator
  • Total Posts : 49229
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2010/06/07 21:11:51
  • Location: Texas, USA.
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 199
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/27 20:50:12 (permalink)
No problem. 
#13
kieran2230
New Member
  • Total Posts : 8
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2017/08/24 19:53:17
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 0
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/29 14:37:37 (permalink)
Sajin
No problem. 


I forgot to ask.  Now that I'm 100% confident it was a power supply failure, what do I do to get a replacement under the 10 year warranty?  I'm also curious why the new one only came with a 7 year warranty?  My other g2 power supply is going on 8 years with no issues.  
#14
Sajin
EVGA Forum Moderator
  • Total Posts : 49229
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2010/06/07 21:11:51
  • Location: Texas, USA.
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 199
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/29 15:23:57 (permalink)
Just call evga support on the phone to get the rma process started…

https://www.evga.com/about/contactus/

Note: When sending the psu back to evga just sent the unit itself without the cables.
#15
kieran2230
New Member
  • Total Posts : 8
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2017/08/24 19:53:17
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 0
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/30 21:05:38 (permalink)
Sajin
Just call evga support on the phone to get the rma process started…



Note: When sending the psu back to evga just sent the unit itself without the cables.

Once I receive the replacement power supply do I need to register the replacement?  Any idea what they are replacing G2 750 power supplies with?  I was unable to find any at my local store.  Is a GT 750/850 comparable?  I noticed they have a shorter warranty of 7 years.
#16
Sajin
EVGA Forum Moderator
  • Total Posts : 49229
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2010/06/07 21:11:51
  • Location: Texas, USA.
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 199
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/30 21:10:55 (permalink)
No, they should automatically register it to your account. Most likely another G2. I wouldn't compare a GT to a G2.
#17
EVGATech_ChrisB
EVGA Tech Support
  • Total Posts : 2056
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2007/05/14 16:19:27
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 1
Re: kernel-power error in windows 2023/01/31 17:51:44 (permalink)
Hi kieran2230,
 
I am sorry to hear that you are having a stability issue with your PC.  I suggest however that if you do install a new power supply to test, that you use the new cables that come with it.
 
Please take note that the GT and the G2 have different 24 Pin cable setups and are not fully interchangeable with this cable.  This is why we always recommend to use the new cables.
 
I would also like to mention that we can help with a cross shipment RMA if you are located in the US or Canada and this is a quicker way to receive a tested replacement.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need further assistance.  Support@EVGA.com or by phone at 1-888-881-3842 Option 1 (Monday - Friday 9AM to 6PM PST).



#18
Jump to:
  • Back to Mobile