Since a couple of weeks my son is having continous BSODs with CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT on his Gaming PC which is about 3 years old which worked very stable until then.
We have reset the mainboard settings to default (no overclocking) and also done a fresh install of Windows 10 which is now a version from early December. Also we've flashed the latest BIOS from Asus.
The system runs fine as long as there is no system load. When he puts load on it (or when running Prime 95), the BSOD happens very quickly.
I've also run Prime 95 in Safe Mode and there it ran smoothly for 2 hours. When running in normal Windows mode, it crashes after a few seconds / no longer than 2 minutes after start.
System Config is here:
- Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO Intel Z97 So.1150 Dual
- Intel Core i7 4790K 4x 4.00GHz So.1150 BOX
- 16GB (2x 8192MB) Corsair Vengeance Pro Series
- EKL Alpenföhn Brocken 2 Tower Cooler
I've attached some Windows Debugger Dump File Analysis files.
- 122917-7031-01.txt 6.82KB 0 downloads
- 123017-6953-01.txt 5.67KB 0 downloads
- 123117-6531-01.txt 5.77KB 0 downloads
- 123117-6671-01.txt 10.54KB 1 downloads
- Dumps.zip 501.62KB 2 downloads
Bugcheck analysis tells:
CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT (101) An expected clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor in an MP system within the allocated interval. This indicates that the specified processor is hung and not processing interrupts. Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000000018, Clock interrupt time out interval in nominal clock ticks. Arg2: 0000000000000000, 0. Arg3: ffffa281bff12180, The PRCB address of the hung processor. Arg4: 0000000000000006, The index of the hung processor.
Once I also got the following error:
WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124) A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon. Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception Arg2: ffff848ccf18a028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure. Arg3: 00000000be000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value. Arg4: 0000000000800400, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
I'm not quite sure how to best trace down the cause of the error. Any hints for me? Do you think that the CPU may be damaged?
Thanks a lot for your help!