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Some users had a critical crash of the Power Kernel BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error 70368744177664, where the system was automatically restarted without warning. Most of the users involved report that the problem occurs when they play a game or do something that requires a lot of system resources. While investigating the problem, some concerned users discovered a recurrent critical error in kernel power in the Event Viewer. In most reported cases, the problem occurs on Windows 10 and Windows 8.
The system was restarted without a clean shutdown. This error can occur when the system no longer responds, locks or fails, or in the event of an unexpected power failure.
Disable fast start-up
If Fast Startup is enabled, turning off the PC as usual does not mean that the PC is completely turned off. In a hybrid version of sleep mode, a small sleep file is used to store the current position on your PC – so when you start your PC, you will always see the applications and programs open where you left them.
Disabling the quick start is easy and pleasant, so follow these steps to disable it:
- Go to the search bar at the bottom left, type “Control Panel” and press Enter.
- Go to the power options and then to “Choose what the power buttons do” on the left.
- Click on “Change the currently unavailable settings”, then on “Enable quick start” so that the check mark is no longer ticked.
- Save your changes.
Update the BIOS
Although we love to carefully select the most powerful components for each new monster construction, we know very well that the maintenance of these components is just as important for optimal long-term performance. Like most things, a solid foundation is the key to the efficiency of any system, and updating your motherboard’s basic I/O system (BIOS) can do it all: add new features and functions, support new processors, overwrite bugs, update a corrupted UEFI environment, and much more.
The easiest way to update a BIOS is via USB, and today in the GeForce Garage we will show you how. First of all, you need the right tools for the job.
- Empty USB key (bootable for the DOS method)
- Rufus (other options are HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, MSI DOS Tool, UNetbootin etc.)
- Updated BIOS + Update program
- Working PC with motherboard/other board on which you want to update the BIOS FLASH.
- Internet connection to download the BIOS update from the manufacturer’s website.
Underclock your GPU
Most players overclock their rigging (CPU and GPU) to improve performance. Subclocking your GPU reduces the clock frequency of your GPU.
If you use your computer mainly to surf the Internet or only to play light games, the subclocking of your GPU is perfect. This should reflect lower electricity bills without compromising performance.
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