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Frequent 'clock_watchdog_timeout' BSOD

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#1 TangyS


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:46 PM

Greetings everyone,


I've been getting a freeze, followred by a BSOD often when I play full-screen games such as Overwatch, Final Fantasy XIV, ARK and Hearthstone. The error I get on the BSOD is "clock_watchdog_timeout". I've done a fresh install of Windows 7/10 a couple of times and the problem was still there. As this has always been a problem when I've been playing video games, I've always thought it was a problem with my GPU. I have replaced my GPU over Easter (from a GTX 560ti to a GTX 1060) and the BSOD problem is still there. A few details of my system:


· OS - Windows 10
· x64 (64 bit)
· Original OS was Windows 7. It had the same freezing problem back then. 
· OS is a full retail version
· 5 years but recently replaced the GPU
· 1 year old

· i5-2500k
· GTX 1060 (was previously a GTX 560ti)

· ASUS p8z68-v pro gen3 MOBO

· Silverstone Strider 750w
· Desktop

Thanks and I hope someone can shed some light in my desktop's problems!

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#2 chadatcoderedcomp


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:13 AM

This screams graphics drivers. As a test, change your graphics driver to a generic, universal driver. Next, try a game that once froze and see if it happens. Likely it won't, then you can work on finding a newer driver that doesn't break through trial and error.

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