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BSOD (DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) when playing games

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 x64

    BSOD (DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) when playing games

    Hi guys,

    After spending more than 3 days unsuccessfully trying to resolve this problem, I am completely frustrated and need some help.

    I have a Laptop ASUS N550JK, with the following specs:

    Intel Core i7 4700H
    16 GB RAM
    Graphic cards: Intel 4600 and Nvidia GTX 850M.
    SSD Samsung EVO 250 GB
    Windows 8.1 x64 Professional

    Basically, if I try to play any game (League of Legends, Counter Strike GO, Just Cause 2, etc) using my NVIDIA card, after some seconds the Windows freezes completely and I get a BSOD with the message DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. If I remove the driver, and play these games using the Intel card, everything goes well.

    I already tried the following solutions, but without success

    * Did fresh install of Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.
    * Installed the Intel/ NVIDIA drivers from the Asus website; install the video drivers from the Intel and NVIDIA's websites, install old drivers.

    I also did a DDU of these drivers, no difference.

    * Removed all antivirus software, unnecessary softwares, etc.
    * Updated the BIOS.
    * Replaced the SSD by other HDD and did fresh install of Windows, drivers, etc.
    * Tried to keep only one RAM stick, both, etc. Also ran memtest86 and no errors were found.
    * Tried to run the "driver verified" and it did not get any error until I run and game and break the system.

    Curiously, I ran some gpu stress tests (OCCT, vmt, memtestCL) and I did not get any error.

    Does anyone have any thought about why this problem is happening? What should I do?

    Thank you so much for your help.

    PS1: Some pictures showing what happens few seconds before the BSOD:

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    Attachment 61474

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    PS2. Follow attached the DM logs.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)

    Hi RockSide & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

    Really sorry for the delay. Sadly, there are not many analysts
    Do you still need help with this problem? If yes, then kindly reply to this thread and I will be notified via email and reply within 48 hours.

    According to the screenshots, it seems like either your processor or the Graphics card (Most Likely) is over heating.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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