I have checked out a couple similar threads, and nothing in them seemed relevant or helpful to me. I tried a few solutions already, but they are hard to describe, mostly updating drivers and using utilities to make sure I my various drivers were actually up to date.
Anyway, I am running Windows 10 (64 bit) as the title reads.
My system specs are as follows:
Intel Core i5-4570 @3.2-GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
My issue is as follows:
Seemingly, without pattern, my machine will lock up for about 2 minutes and eventually BSOD with the "DPC_Watchdog_Violation" text on it, forcing me to reboot. This happens about once a day on average, but sometimes a day will be skipped, or I will experience several crashes in one day. My temperatures are all normal and sustainable, and my drivers are all seemingly up to date. This started happening after I upgraded to Windows 10 with the free upgrade from Windows 7.
Thank you in advance. This has been plaguing me for weeks and I cannot reliably use my machine at risk of losing data or progress.
EDIT: Additionally, I wanted to add that I suspect some driver issues but I have no idea how to identify the faulty driver. I also experienced some crashes today that did not write minidumps, however I did force a crash using the software "WhoCrashed" and it did write a dump, so I am not sure why it didn't with the DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION crash.
Edited by Revvy, 11 September 2016 - 06:07 PM.