10 Replies Latest reply on Sep 16, 2016 10:47 AM by Intel Corporation

    Unstable system with i5 4460


      * CPU: Intel core i5-4460 3.2GHz

      * CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX 70.7

      * Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150

      * Memory: HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

      * Storage 1: Samsung 850 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

      * Storage 2: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM

      * GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card

      * Power: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX

      * OS: Windows 10

      * Wifi adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800



      I recently built a brand new PC with all new parts and have been encountering kernel powers under load. Usually during gaming, but if I try to stress test the cpu then it would instantly cause a kernel power. I would use prime95 or OCCT on the CPU:OCCT test, and they would crash my whole system. No blue screen at all, just black.



      Things I have taken note of:



      * Temperatures aren't reaching anything high while gaming and are quite low.

      * Ran memtest over night and passed all the tests for the ram.

      * Replaced the power supply with the same unit and had same encounters with both units.

      * Ran Intel diagnostic tool on and my CPU has passed.

      * Ran Samsung magician to double check that my storage is good, and it is.



      I am at a complete loss of words at this point and really need help. I have contacted ASUS and they have told me that it could possibly be a heat issue(which I doubt it is because I am checking it) or it could be a problem with the motherboard. If anyone could help or could possibly recommend what I should do in any way I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.