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Old 04-30-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
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Hello, everyone, recently I have been experiencing BSOD's while gaming, and none while idling
The BSOD is CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT. When checking it with WhoCrashed, it points to ntoskrnl.exe and hal.dll as tthe culprits.
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Windows 7 Ultimate
∑ X64
∑ Original OS was also Windows 7 Ulti, Fresh re-install for new parts
∑ Full retail OS
∑ Just bought all parts around 10 months ago, with the CPU being RMA'd
∑ Re-installed around 10 months for new parts

∑ AMD Llano 3870K APU
∑ RAdeon 6550D, built in with APU
∑ ASRock A75M-HVS
∑ Powerman 400W

∑ System Manufacturer ( Don't really know what this means...)
∑ Custom built PC
Thanks for the help!
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STOP 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT Troubleshooting

Here's a good thread on https://www.sysnative.com/forums/showthread.php/1248-0x101-quote-A-clock-interrupt-was-not-received-on-a-secondary-processor-quote

What you're looking for will be in one of the following categories:

a) BIOS bug
b) a driver whose activity is causing the target processor to lock up
c) a hardware defect (temperature, voltage, dust, RFI, outright borkedness...) ?I wonder about CPU defect also)

So, check the drivers Driver Reference Table (DRT)
Then check the inside of the case (temperature, voltage, dust, etc).
Then run hardware stress tests

Try this free video stress test: FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
- Click "Quit" to exit
Try this free stress test: Free Software - https://download.cnet.com/Prime95-32-bit/3000-2053_4-192895.html

Prime95 Setup:
- extract the contents of the zip file to a location of your choice
- double click on the executable file
- select "Just stress testing"
- select the "Blend" test. If you've already run MemTest overnight you may want to run the "Small FFTs" test instead.
- "Number of torture test threads to run" should equal the number of CPU's times 2 (if you're using hyperthreading).

The easiest way to figure this out is to go to Task Manager...Performance tab - and see the number of boxes under CPU Usage History
Then run the test for 6 to 24 hours - or until you get errors (whichever comes first).
The Test selection box and the stress.txt file describes what components that the program stresses.

More Video Stress Tests:
1. Thanks to Vir Gnarus ( View Profile: Vir Gnarus - Sysnative Forums) for finding this video memory test: https://simtk.org/home/memtest
Alternate download link (w/o registration) located here: [email protected] - DownloadUtils
2. Two other video stress tests (may be more stressful than FurMark):
NOTE: I have had reports that some ISP's will block this website
Video Memory stress Test - VMT
Artifact Locator - Artifact Locator
Sorry, but I don't read the language that this website is made in.
3. Another interesting test that came to my attention: Home
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK - the program doesn't have a whole bunch of safety features to protect you from yourself!
CPU Stress Tests:
Only need to run 1 or 2 of the tests under most circumstances. I haven't used any of the tests myself, so I listed all that I was able to find.
- https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...19182&lang=eng
- 7Byte : Hot CPU Tester Pro
- 7Byte : BurnIn64
- https://www.overclock.net/general-pro...ress-test.html
- Fossil Free Online CPU Load or Stress Test.
- https://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...scription.html
- https://www.overclock.net/general-pro...ress-test.html
- |MG| CPU Stability Test 6.0 Download
- https://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=201670
- the test(s) suggested at this link are bootable: https://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ml#post2232929

Then try replacing parts.
Then look up the versions of your BIOS to see what changes were done.

Recently it was found (here: BSOD Stop 0x00000101 and Stop 0x0000009c ) that a wipe and reinstall of Windows fixed a STOP 0x101 problem. I'd have to recommend at least running SFC.EXE /SCANNOW on any PC that has this problem (simply because it's too easy easy to do and it may fix things).

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You should also look into installing a genuine version of Windows. You have an acer/Gateway/Packard installation attached to a retail motherboard.
I am afraid your installation may not be genuine. If you believe that I am in error in my analysis, please let me know. However, if you do have a pirated copy of Windows, know that our troubleshooting steps may not have any effect on the pirated operating system, so we may be wasting your time by proceeding.

Non-Genuine Windows contains security leaks and also cannot be properly updated which may result in instabilities and blue screen crashes. If you were not aware that your Windows was Non-Genuine, contact your seller or the company that provided the seller and file a complaint. Also let Microsoft know of the problem: Protect Yourself from Piracy

If you do have a pirated copy of Windows, I am sorry, but due to forum rules, we may not assist you further until you have installed a genuine version of Windows. To put the genuine Windows on, I strongly suggest you backup any important data, format your hard disk, and reinstall Windows 7 to make sure all remnants are removed of the software that you used to make Windows work before. If you do not clean re-install, you may be left with a compromised system and your identity, bank accounts, credit card information, etc. may continue to be at risk as they are now. Once you install a genuine version:
Please download and run the MGADiag tool. When it finishes, hit the copy button, and paste in your next post with [code]<MGADiag info>[/code] surrounding the MGADiag info.

Further information about pirated software:
Pirated software a shortcut to malware and worse, says IDC report - Techworld.com

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