Windows 10: Frequent BSoD While Gaming DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION Solved

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  1.    12 Nov 2015 #11

    essenbe said: View Post
    Yes, boot from the USB not your hard drive. The test will start automatically. Let it run for 8 passes or until you get an error. If you get an error, you can stop the test.
    Alright, so i did the things you asked.

    The memory test i let run for 25 minutes, from that it completed 10 tests, and then another 5 on top of that and came back with 51 errors.

    The cmd thing came back with corrupted files that couldn't be fixed all three times with restarts in between. I cannot upload the file though because it is about 9x too big.

    Also, i never answered your question; Yes, Windows is up to date.
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  2. Posts : 9,017
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       13 Nov 2015 #12

    Flowvector, you have ram problems that need to be sorted first. More than likely it is defective ram sticks, but it could be motherboard ram slots. Your system specs don't state how much ram you have. But run 1 stick in each slot, to test. A bad stick of ram should show errors in every slot. A good stick should pass in every slot. So, if you have a stick that passes in 3 slots but fails in 1 slot, there is an excellent chance you have a bad motherboard slot.

    As far as the test goes. Each pass consists of 10 tests. Each pass and each test check something different. You should be running 8 passes not tests. That is for the future. What you did is fine. It showed errors so should be stopped. But, for example, 8 GB of ram should take 9-10 hours to run 8 passes. Less ram will not take quite as long.

    If it is the ram and you have a major Manufacturer's ram, such as G Skill, Corsair, Kingston, they have a lifetime warranty.
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  3.    13 Nov 2015 #13

    essenbe said: View Post
    Flowvector, you have ram problems that need to be sorted first. More than likely it is defective ram sticks, but it could be motherboard ram slots. Your system specs don't state how much ram you have. But run 1 stick in each slot, to test. A bad stick of ram should show errors in every slot. A good stick should pass in every slot. So, if you have a stick that passes in 3 slots but fails in 1 slot, there is an excellent chance you have a bad motherboard slot.

    As far as the test goes. Each pass consists of 10 tests. Each pass and each test check something different. You should be running 8 passes not tests. That is for the future. What you did is fine. It showed errors so should be stopped. But, for example, 8 GB of ram should take 9-10 hours to run 8 passes. Less ram will not take quite as long.

    If it is the ram and you have a major Manufacturer's ram, such as G Skill, Corsair, Kingston, they have a lifetime warranty.
    Sounds like a real situation... i'll get right to it, but how exactly do i perform these tests where i "Run one stick in each slot"?

    Also my apologies, i have 4Gb of RAM
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  4. Posts : 9,017
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       13 Nov 2015 #14

    Just turn the computer off, unplug and drain the residual power, then remove the ram and switch slots. 1 stick at a time and run the test by booting into the USB/DVD drive. Just like you did before. If you get an error, stop and switch to the next slot.
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  5.    13 Nov 2015 #15

    essenbe said: View Post
    Just turn the computer off, unplug and drain the residual power, then remove the ram and switch slots. 1 stick at a time and run the test by booting into the USB/DVD drive. Just like you did before. If you get an error, stop and switch to the next slot.
    Alright, uhh what is a ram stick as well? Hardware isn't my forte haha...

    EDIT: Upon inspecting my tower, it appears I have 2 ram sticks of 1Gb "super talent" DDR3 1600, 240 pin occupying 2 slots, and another 2 2Gb "super talent" ram sticks occupying the last two slots. Should I just remove one and test?
    Last edited by Flowvector; 13 Nov 2015 at 11:14.
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  6. Posts : 9,017
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       13 Nov 2015 #16

    Leave only 1 stick in and test. Test that same stick, then move it to the next slot and test again. keep on until you have tested it in all 4 slots. Then do the next stick. Keep track of which stick and each slot.

    If you are not familiar with hardware, maybe you have a friend who is and would be willing to help. It is a pretty simple procedure, but there are a few things you do need to know about ram.
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  7. Posts : 9,017
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       13 Nov 2015 #17

    This may help. It is about changing memory, but shows how to do it.




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  8.    13 Nov 2015 #18

    essenbe said: View Post
    This may help. It is about changing memory, but shows how to do it.




    Alright so, I've run 8 passes on 3/4 of the slots an no errors. The last slot (slot 2, for reference) when plugged in, allowed the computer to start up and make its usual 2 beeps, however the monitor never received and input and could not find the PC, and so I could not find out if slot 2 is broken or if one of my sticks is faulty.

    Based on every virtual piece of information I have received, it always said I had 4 gigs of ram. But 1+1+2+2 is 6, and the stick in slot 2 was a 2Gb stick. Which would give the seen 4Gb available.

    Is 3 or 5 gigs of ram a thing I can try, by using the two 2 gig sticks and one of the 1 gig sticks (total 5Gb) or using two 1 gig sticks with a 2Gb? Or Is the even amount of available ram important for computers?

    UPDATE 2: Tried running the thing from USB with two of the 2Gb sticks in slots 1 and 3 and had an error. So i have tested the 2 GB sticks individually, it appears the one that was in slot two is the broken one. I am trying out two 1Gb sticks in non-adjacent slots (same colour) and a 2Gb stick in the remaining functioning slot, which apparently gives 3Gb of RAM.

    Thank you for the videos by the way.
    Last edited by Flowvector; 13 Nov 2015 at 22:39.
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  9. Posts : 9,017
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       14 Nov 2015 #19

    Try the 2 1GB sticks by themselves. It is not a good practice to mix ram. Ram should be bought in kits. A kit is tested to work together and single sticks are not. Different ram sticks can cause motherboards a lot of problems.
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  10.    14 Nov 2015 #20

    essenbe said: View Post
    Try the 2 1GB sticks by themselves. It is not a good practice to mix ram. Ram should be bought in kits. A kit is tested to work together and single sticks are not. Different ram sticks can cause motherboards a lot of problems.
    So i've run the program with two 1GB sticks and it was all clear. Looks like the hardware side of this issue is solved

    Do you have any advice on what i should do on the software side of things?
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