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Custom Build BSOD

Hi all,

I’ve been struggling for months trying to fix this issue, I’ve finally caved in and decided to ask all of you because I am out of steam, ideas, and resources. I’m desperate to fix a DPC_Watchdog_Violation blue screen (no error code)I’ve been getting with this custom build, my first ever. I only game+stream on this machine, so I can only say it occurs during that time. It can take 20 minutes or 2 days to reproduce this blue screen, making it even more difficult. It’s intermittent and can happen up to 4 times in 5 hours.

Here’s what I’ve done so far :

-Someone said it was my webcam, so I unplugged it and streamed it still happened.

-Tried GPU and CPU benchmark programs to push them to the limit while streaming, never provoked a bluescreen oddly enough, though was only for 3 hours.

-Had a friend try to look at my logs but sadly he was incapable of giving me an adequate direction, simply telling me to try this or that, aimlessly doing things is a big turnoff for me - Ran a 6 hour memtest, ram checked out ok.

-Ran a test for both of my hard drives, status is in good health with a 3rd party program AND by using CHKdisk

-changing my IDE ATA controllers, updating them, alternating between them, as seen on this article on tom’s (http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-3128566/fix-windows-error-dpc-watchdog-violation.html)

-Updated motherboard BIOS

-Updated GPU BIOS



2x 8GBTridentZ DDR4 3400 mhz

EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Edition 3.0 ACX

Asus Z170K motherboard

750w Gold EVGA Powersupply

Samsung EVO 850 512 GB

WD Black 4TB HDD

Razer Blackwidow Chroma gaming Keyboard

Razer Deathadder Chroma gaming mouse

Blue Yeti USB Microphone

Logitech c920 Webcam

Dual Monitor Setup (1080p 60 hz monitors)

Windows 10 home edition

*I play starcraft and use xSplit for streaming



Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas.

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Step 1: Speccy Scan.

  • Please go here and download Speccy.
  • Install and run the program.
  • Upon Completion:
  • Hit File
  • Publish Snap Shot
  • A link will appear, post that link.

Step 2: MiniToolBox Scan

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:

Flush DNS
Reset FF proxy Settings
Reset Ie Proxy Settings
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)

Click Go post the result.

Step 3: Autoruns Scan.

Download Autoruns and Autorunsc Unzip it to your desktop and then double click autoruns.exe
After the scan is finished then click on File>>>>>>>>>>>Save
The default name will be autoruns.arn make sure to save it as Autoruns.txt under the file type option.
in other words make sure it is a .txt file instead of .arn Attach the text in your next reply.

Step 4: Upload your MiniDump Files.

Please upload your minidump files. How to compress and upload Minidump files
If you are unable to upload them here, then upload them to SendSpace or FileDropper send me the link.

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