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Re: Apex Legends is Forcing A Power Cycle of my CPU

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Apex Legends is Forcing A Power Cycle of my CPU

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Played on launch day (yesterday) for several hours with no issue. Today I sign on and the game is constantly forcing my computer to power cycle. (Specifically throwing an Event ID 41 - Kernel Power critical error per Event Viewer)

 

I've tried a few different options so far including:

  • Unplugging and replugging all power cables from the PSU
  • Reinstalling the game on the same drive
  • Installing the game on a SSD
  • Downloading the latest GPU drivers

Played a few other games besides Apex Legends with no problem. Losing my mind a bit over here. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Re: Apex Legends is Forcing A Power Cycle of my CPU

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Following up in case someone runs into this. I replaced my older PSU and it seems to be working fine now. It was just very odd that only Apex Legends would run into this issue.

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Re: Apex Legends is Forcing A Power Cycle of my CPU

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Following up in case someone runs into this. I replaced my older PSU and it seems to be working fine now. It was just very odd that only Apex Legends would run into this issue.

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Re: Apex Legends is Forcing A Power Cycle of my CPU

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Some games are more demanding than other in more ways than one, which is why stress testing a CPU would not work with only one type of stress test. (For overclocking)

Same can be said for GPU stress testing.

 

The combined power draw of Apex maybe greater than your previous games.

For example:

High GPU usage game but low CPU usage, = mild power draw.

Low GPU usage game but high CPU usage, = mild power draw.

Apex being High GPU usage combined with High CPU usage, resulting in a higher wattage draw from the PSU.

 

I hope this explains your issue. Standard smile

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Re: Apex Legends is Forcing A Power Cycle of my CPU

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Game clearly has some performance problems. CPU usage constantly spikes from 60 percent to 100 in matter of seconds and game starts to stutter along with the audio some people have complete opposite and game is not utilizing their CPUs power at all. Sometimes if you launch the game its using 100 percent of CPU all the time even in menus sometimes it works okay. Also presumably Memory Leaks because after you play for like one hour game will use all of your RAM no matter if you have 8GB or 32GB lmao no to mention weird GPU Engine Errors. I can play newest titles without any problems and ive never seen something like that before in my more than 20 years of playing on PC. I read posts here constantly and I am not the only one with these problems. I already uninstalled the game and will wait for patches because I rather prefer to not play game than have my hardware butchered.

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