Computer keeps restarting every 12 to 24 hours

The title says most of it, it restarts while im using a browser or anything else or if im outside of the computer. i assumed this was an issue with the kernel and tried to switch from linux-zen to normal linux kernel but it wasnt starting if i did that

Kernel: 5.18.7-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=f127bcba-89dc-4844-ad74-5c9239f5e212 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.2 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME A320M-K/BR v: Rev X.0x
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 5604
date: 10/26/2020
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 3 1300X bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Zen built: 2017-19
process: GF 14nm family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 1 stepping: 1
microcode: 0x8001138
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 384 KiB
desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x64 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 4x512 KiB L3: 8 MiB
desc: 2x4 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1493 high: 1647 min/max: 1550/3500 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1373 2: 1375
3: 1579 4: 1647 bogomips: 27943
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia
v: 515.48.07 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-06) arch: Pascal process: TSMC 16nm
built: 2016-21 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 07:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:1c81 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 92 s-size: 530x301mm (20.87x11.85")
s-diag: 610mm (24")
Monitor-1: DP-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 92
size: 531x299mm (20.91x11.77") diag: 609mm (23.99") modes: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050/PCIe/SSE2
v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.48.07 direct render: Yes
Device-1: NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 07:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0fb9 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 09:00.3
chip-ID: 1022:1457 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.7-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.52 running: yes
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK PRIME B450M-A driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-1: Broadcom Bluetooth Controller type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-3:2 chip-ID: 0a5c:2045 class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 1.35 TiB used: 82.36 GiB (6.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: HDWD110
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: A8J0
scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37 480GB
size: 447.13 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 0326 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 446.83 GiB size: 446.83 GiB (100.00%)
used: 82.36 GiB (18.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 608 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
ID-3: /home raw-size: 446.83 GiB size: 446.83 GiB (100.00%)
used: 82.36 GiB (18.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 446.83 GiB size: 446.83 GiB (100.00%)
used: 82.36 GiB (18.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 446.83 GiB size: 446.83 GiB (100.00%)
used: 82.36 GiB (18.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.69 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 43 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 29%
Processes: 239 Uptime: 17m wakeups: 0 Memory: 7.69 GiB
used: 2.58 GiB (33.6%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1330 lib: 322
Shell: fish v: 3.4.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.19
Garuda (2.6.4-2):
System install date:     2022-06-30
Last full system update: 2022-07-11
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

Hi there, welcome to the forum!
I edited your post for readability, I hope you don't mind.
I just wanted to let you know that there was a recent long thread on a similar problem and similar platform, unfortunately with no solution so far. But you may want to give a look at it:

The main tutorial for this kind of problems is here:

BIOS update should be your next step.
It seems to me that there is new version here (please recheck):

Checking the other similar thread, I also found an old and still open kernel bug report. A few of those users managed to fix it with a BIOS update. Unfortunately not the user above:
Be strong and good luck! Often these problems require a lot of dedication, but taking them the right way gives more satisfaction and makes you learn a lot.


i forgot to say but it started happening after i switched to garuda

That is a peculiar result. Did you install the headers?


Do you use “Advanced” in grub?

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As in filo's first link, first generation Ryzens tend to have c-state issues... although they usually cause freezes instead of restarts. In any case, I would try the LTS kernel. One of my machines that has a Ryzen 7 1700 CPU runs much more reliably on LTS kernel compared to either the mainline or zen.


i installed the lts kernel from one of the default software that comes with garuda but as you probably know it just stays on a screen saying its loading the kernel. im launching it on the advanced settings thing that appears when the computers turned on

Try to install with the command line, like so:



sudo pacman -S linux linux-headers

well i managed to switch to the normal linux kernel except it says linux twice. ill post if its solved the problem

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