Hi all please bear with me and I'll explain where I've got to.
Am getting random hangs, usually when gaming, can go 3 or 4 days without one, then can have two within an hour.
But Yesterday for example, it hung when I was simply browsing a txt file.
Most of the time it's hung, I have had to hit the reset button. However, twice it came up with the error
Clock_Watchdog_timeout_error and started to make a dmp file.
The last time this happened I was in an online group battle with friends, and stupidly hit the reset button to speed things up but I see there is a memory.dmp dated 3rd August that's 1.16GB, whether that was the one I interrupted, or whether that's the complete one, I'm sorry, can't remember.
I was overclocking the Intel Core i7 3820 a2011 to 4676 MHz (using Asus's MB software), but am now running on default BIOS settings and still having the same problem.
I have a Antec 1200 case which has 3 fans in the front, 2 on the back and a huge one at the top, all regularly cleaned, and the CPU has
an "Archon SB-E X2 CPU Cooler" on it.
I have AID64 and it displays temps etc on my second monitor, the temps are all well within limit, I wrote them down last time it hung while the processor was overclocked,
Core #1 39C
Core #2 26C
Core #3 40C
Core #4 36C
CPU utilisation 3%
Mem utilisation 11%
Used Memory 3555 MB
Free Memory 29155 MB
MB Temp 26C
System SSD 26C
Programs SSD 25C
Music HD 28C
Video HD 26C
GPU Diode 36C
CPU Fan1 709 RMP
CPU Fan 2 680 RPM
GPU Fan 1710 RPM
I created a boot usb and ran Memtest86 for about 16 hrs, all past fine (well test 13, Hammer test gave error messages, but according to the web this is fine)
I've downloaded intel processor diagnostics and run it numerous times both when my PC was overclocked and now it isn't, all passed fine
To totally eliminate the RAM, I removed 16GB and it still hung
I swapped the 16GB over with the 16GB I removed, it still hung (again can go two or three days sometimes, and PC is used for about 12 hrs a day)
When I originally installed Windows 10 64 pro (clean install) once it was installed and MS office and a few other bits of software I always use, I made a true image backup.
I have restored this backup (overwriting my C and D drives) re-downloaded all my games, used an older version of Nvidia driver (353.62) that I know was working totally fine and it's still hanging.
Also tried a GTX 970 to eliminate the GPU and still random hangs
And I'm stumped.
The only thing I'm always doing at the time it hangs, is I'm moving my mouse
I suspect the CPU or the power supply but don't want to buy one and find it's the other
I've attached the files required
Only 16GB RAM currently installed, not bothered putting the other 16GB back in yet.
The two devices without drivers are my Ilok and Steinberg key, two licensing dongles for my music software which I haven't re-installed since reimaging (the drivers were both installed originally when it started hanging)
any suggestions greatly received.
Edit: The BIOS is P9X79 BIOS 4801 dated 2014 and is the newest available BIOS
I was keeping the Nvidia drivers up to date always running the latest one, but reverted to 353.62 as I ran that for a while and know there's no issues with it.
Have run SSD Like and both SSDs are totally fine.
Have run full error checking on the HDs using HD Tune, all sectors passed on both drives
Have verify turned on with the suggested options, been for about 3 hrs so far, no problems.
If it helps, it hung twice yesterday (10th August), once around 21:05 and again at around 21:43
SysnativeFileCollectionApp.zip 734.57KB 3 downloads
report.zip 185.11KB 2 downloads
MTB.txt 34.13KB 1 downloads
Edited by Ojustaboo, 11 August 2016 - 03:52 PM.