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DPC_Watchdog_Violations - Persistent for about 2 weeks


NathanR

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#1
Problem:
A computer in my home network has been experiencing frequent BSODs only during graphics intensive tasks while also multitasking. Ex: watching a video on Youtube while also running a game; using the Discord app while playing a game; simply having the browser open while also running a game.
- System does not crash with a BSOD when it is only running a browser, or only running a game. When focused on one task at a time, such as browsing, updating and viewing, it's apparently stable. It only happens when these are multi-tasked. System also doesn't crash when at rest and running no apps.
These errors began very suddenly and apparently out of nowhere. System ran great and was fully functional until about two weeks ago when these randomly began. It started shortly after a Windows update, but I don't know if that's to blame yet.

What I've done to troubleshoot the problem:
1. All outdated drivers have been updated, including Nvidia graphics driver
2. Windows has been updated
3. Antivirus has been updated
4. I ran a Chkdsk.
5. I ran an sfc scannow with repair. The scan found "corrupt files" that it apparently couldn't fix, even from safe mode.
6. I scanned for malware. Nothing found.

None of these have solved the problem, and only wasted time. Symptoms remain exactly the same.
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD FX 6-core
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GT 740
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Comodo

NathanR

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#3
The only reason why I might assume the update isn't the cause is because the computer I'm currently using is identical to the one having the BSODs, and it's not experiencing any of them.

That isn't to say that the update isn't the cause. That system could be affected where this one is not. But it's still unusual.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD FX 6-core
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GT 740
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Comodo

axe0

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#4
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM550x
    Case
    Fractal Design Define S
    Cooling
    Cooler Master TX3 i
    Keyboard
    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
    Mouse
    Corsair Gaming M65 RGB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security 2017 + MBAM Pro + MBAE Pro
    Other Info
    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage V2 headset

NathanR

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#5
I've completed the installation of the older Nvidia driver. Going to test it out ASAP, and see if anything changes.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD FX 6-core
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GT 740
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Comodo

NathanR

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#6
Nope.

Still crashed, with the same error. It took longer to happen than usual, but it did eventually happen.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD FX 6-core
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GT 740
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Comodo

axe0

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#7
Seeing there's only 1 proper GPU slot, most likely either the slot is faulty or the GPU. You can test this by using another GPU.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM550x
    Case
    Fractal Design Define S
    Cooling
    Cooler Master TX3 i
    Keyboard
    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
    Mouse
    Corsair Gaming M65 RGB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security 2017 + MBAM Pro + MBAE Pro
    Other Info
    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage V2 headset

NathanR

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#8
I thought I would come back and post an update, because the issue has been completely solved, and I want others to know about it.

First of all, it was not the graphics card, or the GPU slot or the driver. It seemed to have nothing to do with any of those things. It was entirely software-related. After this latest Windows Update, the BSODs completely came to a halt, and there hasn't been a single one since. It's been a little longer than a week.

I tested it and pushed it to limits, and it still didn't crash. Been able to use it as normal since the update. If you've been getting BSODs in this same fashion and with the same results, I urge you to install the latest update if you haven't. It literally fixed everything.

Axe0, thanks for trying to help, but I'm glad I didn't go out and buy a new graphics card, because I was about to.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD FX 6-core
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GT 740
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Comodo

axe0

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#9
Great to hear :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM550x
    Case
    Fractal Design Define S
    Cooling
    Cooler Master TX3 i
    Keyboard
    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
    Mouse
    Corsair Gaming M65 RGB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security 2017 + MBAM Pro + MBAE Pro
    Other Info
    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage V2 headset

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