I primarily use my computer for either gaming or to watch videos. Before upgrading to Windows 10 my computer would be quite stable. After upgrading, approximately one hour of gaming (almost exactly) will cause my computer to either lock up and later produce a BSoD saying a message like DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION being the most common, however, Faulty_Hardware_Corrupted_Page has been seen as well; or my computer will lose sight of all saved wifi connections (The neighbours' wifi still visible though), forcing me to either use the diagnose tool, disable/enable, or restart to see my saved wifi connections again.
Often this wifi error will occur twice and immediately after the second time the computer will lock up and a BSoD will appear, these could be either connected or independent, but it should be noted that to correct this issue, i will tab out of the game, reset the wifi, exit and then reopen it, so the problem could lay in there somewhere. It generally doesn't matter what game i am playing, the lower the requirements of the game typically the longer i can go without crashing and games that require lots of bandwidth like MMOs seem to be the least stable compared to something like assassins creed that only really uses the internet for uplay sync. Normally i am streaming music playing from youtube using google chrome. Chrome is up to date too, and the error occurs regardless if chrome is running or not.
Normally after a crash i am determined to get back to whatever it was i was doing, so i'll boot up the game immediately after restart and the crash will happen within about 2-3 minutes of loading into or being in the game. If instead i say "forget it" and go to watch videos after a crash, having them in full screen will also produce the crash. Upon loading into a game after a second crash, the game's setting are typically reset, such as turning subtitles from on to off, but not changing key bindings such as movement preferences. This reset although i have not tested it objectively, appears to occur if i crash while in a loading screen.
From time to time the monitor will lose sight of the computer as well, based on the blinking lights and audio still properly working, it looks as though the computer itself is functioning properly, it just doesn't want to use the monitor.
I have done a little bit of research on this and many things seem to point to drivers, so i updated my video, audio, motherboard and internet adapter drivers with no success. I also tried a benchmark test to see if by some lucky fluke it was an overheating error and found that the system temperature maxed out on 97 Celsius (The sum of CPU somewhere in the mid 50's and auxiliary making up the rest at 40-something); the video card maxed out at 72 degrees Celsius, and the fan speed maxed out at a whopping 13000rpm. I also tried monitoring it while gaming and found the video card never really goes past 66 degrees Celsius, however it seemed harder to cause the error while not playing in full screen mode. I also removed both panels from either side of the tower and it has not had any effect. On occasion there is a fan, one of those fans that just kind of sit in some arbitrary location in the tower and circulates air, that will become quite loud, as if it is grinding something or stuck in some way, however this happened well before upgrading to Windows 10.
Hmm what else.... I have the dump file saved onto my desktop (kernel) if that can be of any help, though looking at the file it is just a 400 000 kb file of random symbols, so i'm probably looking at it improperly haha.
Because this is an issue that only occurred after updating to Windows 10, I would imagine it isn't a power supply issue, but i'm not exactly an expert with computers.
While typing this up, Wise Care 365, the program that i use for registry cleaning and defragging, notified me that 783.9 MB of junk files were found despite one day passing since i defragged the registry, hard disk and cleaned the computer using every cleaning tool they have. Probably just excess 'whatever' type stuff from the crash.
Lastly, i have about 600Gb of stuff on this drive, so a format would be extremely depressing, however any solution is welcome.
Any input or assistance would be greatly appreciated as this issue has been happening for a month or two and i am just short of hacking the thing apart and getting help to troubleshoot every piece of hardware.
If any additional information is needed, i would be happy to provide it for you.