PC Crashes playing games (Kernel Power)

  xanderkhan 11:40 11 May 2017

I've had somewhat inconsistent crashes while playing demanding games such as Overwatch, I can play for hours without a problem or I can be on for 30 minutes before my computer totally shuts down. Upon shutting down I need to unplug the computer for a little while before it'll start back up again. Upon checking the Event Viewer I can see "Kernel Power 41/42" appears a lot but I have no idea how to remedy this, any and all help is massively appreciated. (PS, I monitored my temps and GPU was maxing at about 63c, CPU at about 60c so I doubt that's the issue)

Specs: asus m5a78l-m/usb3 AMD Bulldozer FX-6300 6 core 3.5Ghz AMD R9 200 series 8GB HyperX Fury RAM 250GB HDD + 1TB HDD EVGA 600W PSU Windows 10

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:32 11 May 2017

Kernal Power just means windows has had an unexpected shutdown.

The fact that you have to unplug / wait before a restart does seem to indicate overheat but have you looked at PSU voltages as well?

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