Windows Kernel event ID 41 error "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first" in Windows 8.
This issue recently started on my game rig, and I cannot for the life of me figure out what could be causing it. I strictly monitor my temps. During gaming my CPU cores run 41-50 degrees Celsius. My GTX670s in SLI run 70 degrees Celsius or less, and I am running a Corsair HX1000W power supply, so power is not the issue.
So far this has happened two times, once on 8/27/2013, then again last night, 9/4/2013. On 8/27 my system totally shutdown and rebooted. Last night, my system just froze; everything was still on, just frozen in a still-screen, and I had to hold the power button down to reboot the machine.
Both times I was playing FFXIV: ARR. I built this rig almost a year ago, and game daily on it with no issues until recently.
The only things that are recently different are:
1. Instead of playing Rift, or other games, I am now playing FFXIV: ARR since it just released.
2. I am running several monitoring programs, such as MultiPing, Argus Monitor (paid version), HWMonitorPro (paid version), RealTemp 3.70, Moo0 System Monitor, and Rainmeter.
3. I installed BitDefender 2013 Total Security in lieu of the built in Windows Defender that comes with Windows 8.
My Windows System and Application event logs are totally clean. I have been constantly checking them, with the exception of the Event 41.
My main question is, is there any possibility that running several monitoring programs together could possibly make my machine crash? Again, my logs show no errors, but something has to be causing this, unless it is the FFXIV: ARR game itself.
Any insight or feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Here are my game rig specs:
Case: AZZA Hurrican 2000
Mobo: ASRock Extreme6 Z77 LGA1155
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5 GHz 8MB cache LGA1155 (BX80637I73770K)
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro H80 high performance liquid CPU cooler (CWCH80)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)
Over clocked: none
HD1: Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD
HD2: SATA 2.0 Western Digital Green, 1TB
OS: Windows 8 Professional
Video card 1: EVGA GTX670 2GB
Video card 2: EVGA GTX670 2GB
Monitor 1: 28" Hanns G HZ281HPB LCD
Monitor 2: Viewsonic VA2703 27 inch Full HD 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor
Sound: Onboard RealTek 7.1 surround
Power supply: Corsair HX1000W
UPS: CyberPower Intelligent LCD Series GreenPower UPS CP1500AVRLCD 1500VA 900W
Keyboard: Logitech G510
Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO gaming mouse
Headphones: Logitech G930 wireless gaming headset