2 months ago
UPDATE: My HX850 arrived earlier today and I've done a bunch of testing over the last couple hours, including playing The Crew 2 - the heaviest game I own - for over an hour with no signs of random shutdowns. I'll keep testing it over the next few days, but all signs point to my old PSU as the culprit.
Since last night my PC has been shutting down randomly. At first, I thought this only happened under load, but then it happened while I was fumbling around in the BIOS.
eventvwr.msc logs shows multiple of the same exact Kernel panic since this issue started. I ran mdsched to rule out any possible memory errors and I have a hunch the PSU might be the culprit. A couple months ago we had multiple consecutive power outages in the neighborhood and in one particular case, power went out and back three times within 10 seconds. Since then, my power supply has been making some weird clicking noises.
I went ahead and ordered a new one anyways as I was planning on upgrading it since I made a bunch of upgrades to my rig and I was afraid my RM650X wouldn't be up for the task. So I got an HX850 that should be in the mail sometime next week.
Here's my current setup:
- Asus ROG Strix 370-E
- Intel Core i7 8700K (no overclock)
- Crucial Ballistix 32GB DDR4 2400Mhz
- Zotac RTX 2080Ti Amp Edition (no overclock)
- Samsung 960 Evo m.2 256GB
- Samsung 860 Evo SATA 1TB
- Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
- DeepCool Maelstrom 240T
- Corsair AF120
- Corsair AF140
- RM650X (current one) | HX850 (new one waiting to be shipped)
My question: Was my RM650X enough to run everything in the list under load comfortably or perhaps I pushed it too hard for too long and that might be the root cause of the Kernel panic?