Hello I was wondering if anyone could help me or if anyone has similar issues?
I've been plagued with random restarts from error code 41 - kernel power failure for weeks.
Please don't send me off to the microsoft knowledgebase, that doesn't tell me Jack! especially with the bug check code of "0"
I tried reinstalling windows no joy, so it had to be my PSU right? Even though my 2-3 year old Corsair HX850W with it's 7 year warranty (guess what, I can't find the receipt!) is supposed to be bullet proof. So, new PSU purchased. An Antec Earthwatts 650w. Still the same problem.
I checked the RAM, 4X 2GB sticks, one by one, they all failed on Test 7 of Memtest 86. As did two brand new sticks. A google revealed that that version of Memtest fails on Test 7 regardless. I tried the latest version of Memtest 86+ and all the sticks passed.
I checked all 3 hard drives with Seatools - all 3 were fine.
I've reinstalled windows 7 64 bit Professional yet again and decided not to install any updates.
I installed the latest graphics card driver
for my ATI Radeon HD5700 card. That insisted on installing the .net4 framework as well. I restarted and within minutes the computer restarted. It has now randomly locked up.
Linux Mint seems to be working ok. I ran prime 95 on it which was going well but the computer did lock up when it went to the screen saver. I'll give it a try again later on. Otherwise, Mint was fine being left on over night, whereas Windows will shutdown and restart several times, even just sitting on the login screen!
Could it be the .net 4 framework?
Could it be my motherboard on the way out?
Could my processor be dieing? An Intel I5 760, not overclocked
Could it be the Graphics card?
I am very short of money so if it turns out to be software, I do not want to be buying more hardware after wasting money already on a PSU.
Any advice or suggestions would be most welcome
Windows 7 64 bit professional
Intel Core I5 760
Motherboard: ASROCK P55 Pro USB3
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD5700
Soundcard: Creative Audigy Platinum (I know this isn't supported by win 7 but no drivers
for it are installed since my last windows reinstall last night)