1. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
       17 Nov 2015 #1

    BSOD playing GuildWars2, DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION


    Hi,

    In the past I have gotten this BSOD "DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION" a couple times but recently it has been almost once an hour. I have read through several other threads and gotten the program BlueScreenView and can see that ntoskrnl.exe is mentioned on all of the .dmp files, but couldn't make it further than that in terms of troubleshooting myself. I wish I could because I can tell things are busy around here, and I hate to add to that, but these crashes are starting to become worrying, so I greatly appreciate any help. I uploaded my dm_log_collector .zip to the thread and can provide any additional info if you need.

    Thanks!

    Attachment 48875

    Edit: Thought I would add that my pc was put together by me with little experience about 5-6 years ago. I originally had windows vista on my 500gb HD but I added a 120gb SSD that is running Win10. Only other thing I have changed was my GPU to a GTX 770.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,772
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       17 Nov 2015 #2

    Hello Kirros and welcome to the forums. I will try to help you with this but first I would like you to do something for me. Please completely fill out your system specs wit all components and model numbers. We often have to look a component up and need that info to do so. Be sure to include the model numbers for all components and include your hard drives, PSU, CPU Cooler and any thing else connected to the computer. This will hopefully make it easiew for you.

    Please fill out your System Specs
    information   Information
    Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.
    If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums

    How long ago did you change the GPU and when did your BSOD problem begin? Were the 2 at around the same time? Is there any certain activity you do or program you run that will cause a BSOD to occur? Any information you can provide to help us would be greatly appreciated.

    Next please right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,772
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       18 Nov 2015 #3

    Your dump files are not very forthcoming. I can tell you that when ntkrnlmp or ntoskrnl is listed, that is not the cause. In looking at you dump files, I am getting a lot of these

    Code:
    Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
    
    BugCheck 133, {1, 1e00, 0, 0}
    
    Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )
    
    Followup:     MachineOwner
    What I do get is

    Code:
    Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
    
    BugCheck 133, {1, 1e00, 0, 0}
    
    Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+a480 )
    
    Followup:     MachineOwner
    ---------
    
    6: kd> !analyze -v
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                                                             *
    *                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
    *                                                                             *
    *******************************************************************************
    
    DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)
    The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL
    or above.
    Arguments:
    Arg1: 0000000000000001, The system cumulatively spent an extended period of time at
        DISPATCH_LEVEL or above. The offending component can usually be
        identified with a stack trace.
    Arg2: 0000000000001e00, The watchdog period.
    Arg3: 0000000000000000
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    
    Debugging Details:
    If you are overclocking anything, please set everything to default levels.. Please use software to keep a close watch on your CPU and GPU temps. Also, please go into BIOS and give me the temps of the CPU and motherboard. Also tell me the values of the +12V, +5V and + 3.3V.

    Please let me know the results of the scan I asked you to do in the above post. If you have another BSOD, please upload the DM Log collector again. Also, did you do the upgrade in the past few days? If you don't know, please hold down the Windows Key and press R, in the run box type winver. If you did the upgrade it will say version 1511 (OS Build 10586.3) Also, how opposed are you to doing a clean install if it is necessary and do you have a spare hard drive?
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  4. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
       19 Nov 2015 #4

    Hello Kirros and welcome to the forums. I will try to help you with this but first I would like you to do something for me. Please completely fill out your system specs wit all components and model numbers. We often have to look a component up and need that info to do so. Be sure to include the model numbers for all components and include your hard drives, PSU, CPU Cooler and any thing else connected to the computer. This will hopefully make it easiew for you.

    Please fill out your System Specs
    information   Information
    Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.

    If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums


    Done! Took me a minute to figure out how to find all the info, but as it turns out there's a program that can do the majority of the work for you called speccy!

    How long ago did you change the GPU and when did your BSOD problem begin? Were the 2 at around the same time? Is there any certain activity you do or program you run that will cause a BSOD to occur? Any information you can provide to help us would be greatly appreciated.
    I changed the GPU about 8 months ago, but this BSOD has occurred several times over the lifetime of my PC (since 2011). But like I said, it hasn't been until the last 2-3 weeks that it's gotten even worse and started crashing multiple times a day. So I would say there wasn't a correlation between changing my GPU and frequency of BSODs. The only thing I have been using my PC for lately is playing Guild Wars 2 and sometimes it will just crash back to back. I have been monitoring my temperature and it never goes higher than 80 degrees Celsius on the GPU, but I'm not sure if that's too high or not.

    Next please right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time.


    I have run this recently for other issues I was having and no errors were found.

    If you are overclocking anything, please set everything to default levels.. Please use software to keep a close watch on your CPU and GPU temps. Also, please go into BIOS and give me the temps of the CPU and motherboard. Also tell me the values of the +12V, +5V and + 3.3V.
    I am not (willingly) overclocking anything. Is it possible anything comes overclocked? I am not completely versed on overclocking and stuff so I have never messed with it. Chances are nothing is overclocked.
    I have been monitoring my temps for my system and my GPU sits at 37C when not gaming, when gaming it will go up to 80C but never higher. My motherboard is around 25-35C and my CPU is 45-70C. I am not sure where to find the values of the +12V, +5V and +3.3V that you mention, however. This program I have has some stuff at the bottom that looks like it might be what you're talking about, so I'll post a pic if it helps. If not let me know how to find that.
    Attachment 49232

    Please let me know the results of the scan I asked you to do in the above post. If you have another BSOD, please upload the DM Log collector again. Also, did you do the upgrade in the past few days? If you don't know, please hold down the Windows Key and press R, in the run box type winver. If you did the upgrade it will say version 1511 (OS Build 10586.3) Also, how opposed are you to doing a clean install if it is necessary and do you have a spare hard drive?
    I did another scan just in case and it came back with "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations." I have had a few more BSODs since I posted this so I uploaded my DM Log collector again with this post. I haven't upgraded and my winver says "Version 10.0 (Build 10240)". I am not opposed to doing a clean install if it is absolutely necessary but I do not currently have a spare hard drive( if I did it would probably be in one of my six hard drive slots :P )!

    Attachment 49234
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,772
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       19 Nov 2015 #5

    Kirros, it's been a while since I owned a P67 board, but I believe if you go to the Main tab, or Hardware monitor in BIOS, it will have that information on voltages and temps. The info you posted can't be correct. Your computer would not even boot.

    Your Graphics card will take temps of 80C, but it is really too high, for me. Have you cleaned the dust out of your computer lately? Are you using Precision X? It has caused me some problems lately, but I have used it for years and love it. You can use it or MSI Afterburner and set a custom fan profile which will help keep the temps down. Those temps are not dangerous, but as I recall, that is the point where the 700 cards begin to throttle.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,772
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       19 Nov 2015 #6

    Also, from your dumps. I am still getting

    Code:
    Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
    
    BugCheck 133, {1, 1e00, 0, 0}
    
    Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )
    
    Followup:     MachineOwner
    Which is obviously of little help. But, further looking I find these.

    Code:
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                                                             *
    *                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
    *                                                                             *
    *******************************************************************************
    
    DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)
    The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL
    or above.
    Arguments:
    Arg1: 0000000000000001, The system cumulatively spent an extended period of time at
        DISPATCH_LEVEL or above. The offending component can usually be
        identified with a stack trace.
    Arg2: 0000000000001e00, The watchdog period.
    Arg3: 0000000000000000
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    
    
    
    fffd000`20bd56c8  fffff802`0db0b2b3 nt!MiReplenishBitMap+0x1e3
    ffffd000`20bd56d0  fffff801`89c376e2Unable to load image nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
     nvlddmkm+0x9a76e2
    
    ----------------
    
    
    
    ffffd000`e2b23af0  fffff800`7d9a11e4Unable to load image rt640x64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for rt640x64.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for rt640x64.sys
     rt640x64+0x11e4
    The nvlddmkm.sys are your graphics drivers and the rt640x64.sys are your Realtek NICDRV 8169 PCIe GBE Family Controller driver .

    Are you sure your Windows updates working? Your Motherboard does not have Windows 10 drivers.
    I am also getting a lot of errors from your hard drive. You need to make sure your Sandisk SSD's firmware is up to date and if there are any utilities put out by Sandisk to check the operation of your SSD, please check it.

    Are you using wireless on the computer?
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  7. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
       21 Nov 2015 #7

    Sorry for the late reply, been very busy with work.

    essenbe said: View Post
    Kirros, it's been a while since I owned a P67 board, but I believe if you go to the Main tab, or Hardware monitor in BIOS, it will have that information on voltages and temps. The info you posted can't be correct. Your computer would not even boot.

    Your Graphics card will take temps of 80C, but it is really too high, for me. Have you cleaned the dust out of your computer lately? Are you using Precision X? It has caused me some problems lately, but I have used it for years and love it. You can use it or MSI Afterburner and set a custom fan profile which will help keep the temps down. Those temps are not dangerous, but as I recall, that is the point where the 700 cards begin to throttle.
    I was able to find my cpu voltage in the BIOS everything except the 5v reading would sometimes quickly jump to another number and then go back to the original number posted:
    1.192V: +1.2v (sometimes jumped to +1.840v)
    3.3v: +3.344v (sometimes jumped to +3.360v)
    5v: +5.320v
    12v: +12.192v (sometimes jumped to +12.288v)
    And my CPU temp read 35C with my Motherboard temp at 27C.

    As for the dust; yes I have recently (about a month before this issue started getting as bad as it is) cleaned out the dust and just opened it up two nights ago and it was still relatively dust-free.
    And thank you for reminding me of Precision X. I had it when I first set up my computer because the original GPU I had came with a manual that said to download it, but after several OS upgrades I had forgotten about it. I will download that now and see if it helps with the temps.

    Are you sure your Windows updates working? Your Motherboard does not have Windows 10 drivers.
    I am also getting a lot of errors from your hard drive. You need to make sure your Sandisk SSD's firmware is up to date and if there are any utilities put out by Sandisk to check the operation of your SSD, please check it.
    I am not sure what to do about my Motherboard not having Windows 10 drivers, is there something I need to do about that? I assumed by installing Windows 10 that would automatically happen, but my knowledge isn't very expansive on the subject. Also, my Windows updates were apparently not running on their own but I quickly solved that by manually checking for updates and installing them. I now have the build version you mentioned earlier I believe:
    Attachment 49601

    As for the hard drive, I searched, found, and ran, Sandisk SSD Toolkit, which detected my SSD but said there was no available firmware update. Which seems odd to me because I have never updated it (that I know of) and have had it for over a year now. It does, however, give me the option to manually update it if I should look into that option. The SSD Toolkit alsohas an option to export data, so I thought I'd post that here should it be useful in any way.
    Code:
    "Description","Value","ID","Attribute","Current Value","Threshold","Raw Value","Status"
    "OS","",,,,,,
    "System Type","64",,,,,,
    "OS Major Version","6",,,,,,
    "OS Minor Version","2",,,,,,
    "OS Build Number","9200",,,,,,
    "OS CSD Version","",,,,,,
    "Processor (CPU)","'Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz'",,,,,,
    "CPU Count","8",,,,,,
    "Installed Memory (RAM)","16365",,,,,,
    "Computer Name","ETHAN-PC",,,,,,
    "Model","SanDisk SDSSDXP120G",,,,,,
    "Serial Number","133878401383",,,,,,
    "Firmware Revision","R1311",,,,,,
    "ATA Major Version","ATA8-ACS",,,,,,
    "ATA Minor Version","ATA8-ACS version 6",,,,,,
    "SATA Generation","3",,,,,,
    "Worldwide Naming","5001B44A375B4567",,,,,,
    "Supported Features","DSM (TRIM), SMART, Security, NCQ, APM",,,,,,
    "","","05","Retired Block Count","100","","0","N/A"
    "","","09","Power On Hours","253","","3769","N/A"
    "","","0C","Device Power Cycle Count","100","","341","N/A"
    "","","AB","Program Fail Count","100","","0","N/A"
    "","","AC","Erase Fail Count","100","","0","N/A"
    "","","AE","Unexpected Power Loss Count","100","","79","N/A"
    "","","BB","Reported Uncorrectable Errors","100","","0","N/A"
    "","","C2","Temperature","76","","24","N/A"
    "","","E6","Life Curve Status","100","","","N/A"
    "","","F1","Lifetime Writes to Host","253","","6017","N/A"
    "","","F2","Lifetime Reads from Host","253","","4325","N/A"
    Are you using wireless on the computer?
    No I am connected via Ethernet cable directly to my modem.

    I did just get on and start up Guild Wars again after the update finished and it did still crash, sadly. So I'm guessing that didn't fix the issue. I attached my Logs again just in case they might provide any info.

    Attachment 49605
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,772
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       21 Nov 2015 #8

    Kirros, don't worry about the time between posting I realize real life gets in the way at times. I suffer that fate as well on occasion. This is what your dump file says

    Code:
    Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
    BugCheck 133, {1, 1e00, 0, 0}
    Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )
    Followup:     MachineOwner
    The only thing I could see was that your graphics drivers/card was listed along the way quite frequently. Please download the latest drivers from Nvidia to your desktop. Uninstall your current Graphics drivers, making sure that your graphics drivers are the last to be uninstalled. It will ask to reboot, do so. Upon entering the desktop, please start the Nvidia installer. Agree to everything until you get the option to custom install, choose custom. Pleas make sure the 'clean install' box is checked, uncheck everything in the list except the Graphics driver and PhysX. Install nothing else. Try that and see.

    Many of the graphics problems specifically mentioned Vdimm which, as I understand it, is the voltage sent to your graphics ram. Also, do you BSOD in anything other than Guild Wars?

    When I said there were no Windows 10 drivers for your board, I meant that Asus didn't provide Windows 10 drivers for it. It was not that none exist. Make sure your Windows updates are run frequently.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
       22 Nov 2015 #9

    So I used Display Driver Uninstaller to boot into safe mode and completely uninstall my graphics drivers, rebooted and performed a clean install of just the graphics and physx drivers, and restarted one more time for good measure. Shortly after I still crashed and have crashed maybe two more times since then. I am running precisionX now too, which is keeping the temp down. Also I have not crashed while doing anything other than Guild Wars 2 but I haven't really used my computer for much other than that at the moment. The few times I've played other games I haven't crashed during them, however. Attached the logs.

    Attachment 49874
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