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PC Building Simulator - BSOD Guide (Blue Screen of Death)

By Chroma   /   Jun 4, 2018     Guides
PC Building Simulator - BSOD Guide (Blue Screen of Death)

Don't know what a certain Blue Screen means? Check out this guide, it may help you out!

CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT Error



If this happens it's usually a problem with the CPU such as no thermal paste, no heatsink, disconnected heatsink, or not a big enough heatsink.

PC Building Simulator - BSOD Guide (Blue Screen of Death)

Picture of CLOCK_WATCH_DOG_TIMEOUT BSOD.

PC Building Simulator - BSOD Guide (Blue Screen of Death)

Picture of the build I am working with.

Now as seen above there is no heatsink on the build, since the processor installed is an i5-7400 the computer will blue screen immediately upon startup. It does this because the i5-7400 gets hot too quickly, now if there were an i3-6100 installed it would most likely start to blue screen while running 3d mark since it's a much cooler processor.

PC Building Simulator - BSOD Guide (Blue Screen of Death)

Build #2 Heatsink is too small, this build houses a AMD Ryzen 2700x which requires a much larger heatsink than the Cryorig C1.

Now I have encountered this problem in Freebuild (since I am only level 13 in Career) where a bigger heatsink is required, The only processors that would have this problem are Intel 8th Gen processors (i7-8700K) or AMD Ryzen Processors (2700x/THREADRIPPER. Hope one of these fixes helped you!

Uncorrectable Hardware Error



This BSOD error could mean multiple things such as not enough RAM, PSU not big enough, not enough Fans, etc. So far the only two I have encountered are not enough RAM and PSU not big enough.

PC Building Simulator - BSOD Guide (Blue Screen of Death)

Picture of Uncorrectable Hardware Error.

PC Building Simulator - BSOD Guide (Blue Screen of Death)

The Build above has a 300w PSU but it consists of an Intel Core i5-7600k (91w) and an MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti GAMING 6G GOLDEN EDITION (250w) therefore we are over our 300w limit by 41 watts. To fix this either upgrade the PSU or try installing a lighter GPU/CPU.

uDisplay.drv Error



So I have come to find out that this error usually only occurs if you are running a benchmark with an SLI configuration. This error is basically telling you to add more cooling such as Case Fans to keep the GPU's cool.

PC Building Simulator - BSOD Guide (Blue Screen of Death)

Picture of uDisplay.drv Error.

PC Building Simulator - BSOD Guide (Blue Screen of Death)

Picture of build I am working with.

The build above has 2x 1080ti GPU's running in SLI but the case has only 2 fans in the front, so therefore it will blue screen with this error. Now to fix this simply just add more case fans or if you already have alot of case fans then try upgrading the existing ones to a higher CFM (Cubic Feet Per Minute) And if none of that works try closing the case or making sure you have thermal paste on your CPU.
Written by Chroma.