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Hey guys!

I got a problem with BSOD with DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION code since like half a year or more. It used to be thrown like once per couple of days, now it's almost everyday. I tried anything I could with my knowledge but nothing helped. WinDbg says randomly the problem is with either nvlddmkm or unknown_module. Last time it was ntkrnlmp.exe which was something new but still couldn't get the solution for that. Previously there were some situations where PC freezed for like minute and then unfreezed without any BSOD but audio driver crashed and I had no sound (until just restarting it in device manager). Once I was checking minidumps with WhoCrashed program which said it's a problem with ntoskrnl.exe. Ah, before BSOD whole system freezes for like 30 seconds to minute. I couldn't find any relation between BSODs - they appears in random moments for me.

I was also searching for solution by FAILURE_BUCKET_ID which is ZEROED_STACK_0x133, 0x133_ISR_nvlddmkm!unknown_function and once it was 0x133_ISR_nt!KeAccumulateTicks but also couldn't find anything that helped

I have like 16 minidumps and one memory dump of 1.3GB size. Sharing those 16 minidumps in attachments as zip. If memory dmp will be useful I can upload it somewhere too

Some informations about the software:

  • OS - Windows 10 64bit (Installed by myself)
  • OS is not OEM
  • PC is almost 3,5 years old (bought 2016-10-03)
  • Age of OS installation might be like 2 years but that's just guessing. I was reinstalling the system once

And hardware:

  • CPU - Intel Core i5-6600K, 3.5GHz, 6 MB
  • GPU - Zotac GeForce GTX1070 AMP Edition 8GB GDDR5 (256 bit)
  • MotherBoard - Gigabyte GA-Z170-GAMING K3
  • Power supply - Thermaltake Smart SE 530W
  • This is a desktop PC

Tried to attach zip from SysnativeBSOD but it goes into a loop with "waiting for SystemInfo - Specified service does not exist as installed service" error

Thanks for any help in advance!

DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION.zip

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Greetings,

I'm sorry that no one has responded to your topic yet.  If you are still seeking assistance I'll do my best to help.  I'm not knowledgeable when it comes to reading crash reports and BSOD's, however I am aware of some issues with overclocking and the error you describe, and from the sound of it, this could be related to your graphics card since those are NVIDIA filenames listed by WinDbg.  If you are overclocking your GPU, please restore it to default clocks.

If that doesn't help, try shutting down the system, turning off the power, unplugging it from the wall and turn the switch on the power supply to the off position, then open your computer case and remove your graphics card and check it for dust, hair and any other debris that might have collected in the fan(s) and air flow channels on the card, and if it is badly clogged up, try cleaning it carefully using canned air if you have any along with a tool to dig debris out of the fans and other spots you can easily reach (again, carefully, without damaging the card) such as a Q-tip, pen, or screwdriver; just don't pry into anything or use any real force so that you avoid damaging your card.

You should also check your temperatures with a tool such as HWiNFO to see what kinds of temps your components are running at.

With the system being a few years old then it may require a new application of thermal paste for the CPU and/or GPU if either component is overheating (you want your GPU in the low 80's C or lower and your CPU well under 100C, ideally low 70's C or lower though it can run up to 100+ C without throttling/crashing from heat), however if you are not familiar with doing so then I wouldn't advise attempting it, but if you are then it might help.  You could also take the system to a PC repair shop or knowledgeable friend or family member if they are familiar with building and repairing PC's.

Please disregard if someone else has more knowledge about analyzing crashes and can offer better advice, these are just a few ideas I would likely try if it were my system.

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