Windows 10: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT BSOD While Playing Hardware Intensive Games

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64Bit
       06 Jan 2017 #1

    CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT BSOD While Playing Hardware Intensive Games

    Hey everybody,

    I've been struggling with this issue for a while, I thought I resolved it a few months ago but it has come back and I'm out of ideas.

    Ever since upgrading to Win10 at the start of last year I've started getting Clock Watchdog Timeout BSODs. After searching everywhere for a solution I gave up and went back to Win7 which continues to work without any problems. After a few months I discovered my Ethernet card was faulty and I replaced it, I was experiencing a couple of minor stability issues with my computer at the time but this resolved everything. So I thought I'd give Win10 another go on a new SSD. It worked perfectly with all my games working fine except Star Citizen which would get Clock Watchdog Timeouts after about 30min. This was fine by me as I could run it without BSODing on my Win7 HDD. Things have been running like this up until a couple of months ago when I installed BF1 (and it's summer here now so the heat might have something to do with it too). BF1 will now BSOD after about 30min as well as COH 2. The computer will also become more unstable on the boot after one of these BSODs with a BSOD while the computer is idling likely to occur within about an hour. I moved BF1 to the Win7 HDD and it runs mostly fine there, but if I change HDDs after a Win10 BSOD BF1 will cause a BSOD on Win7 but will run fine after that.

    I've tried removing my old card reader and my old old sound card but it made no difference to the problem. I've also tried playing with drivers and keeping them as updated as possible. My computer is overclocked and has been running unchanged and stable for the last 5 years. I feel this has probably got something to do with the problem but I'm reluctant to return to stock speeds as this overclock is keeping the computer running the latest titles and without it I'd just be buying a new computer anyway. So if the overclock is likely to be the problem, any suggestions that could stabilise this overclock would be most appreciated.

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to any suggestions that could fix this long lasting problem of mine.

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  2. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,610
    Windows 10 Pro
       07 Jan 2017 #2

    Please remove all overclocking for the CPU/GPU/RAM!
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64Bit
    Thread Starter
       21 Jan 2017 #3

    Never mind, a slight increase to the vcore solved all my problems.

    Thanks anyway,
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