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Help! i9 12900k Random BSOD Watchdog_Clock_Timeout


I'm at my wits end!

What is happening -

When I game in certain games (warzone) and programs I cant even start up themup - the system just goes right to BSOD: Watchdog_Clock_Timeout 

This also happens when I use premiere, photoshop and aftereffects, 

This happens when I try to stress test on the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility - BSOD Watchdog_Clock_Timeout 

THos also happsn using the Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool - when it gets to the Prime Number portion of the test the system fails and BSOD Watchdog_Clock_Timeout 

Though, when I stress test on 3d Benchmark it goes just fine.

This started happening with the game No Man Sky - Oddly enough this does not happen when I'm using VR (iracing)

Sys Specs:

i9 12900k - Not Over Clocked

64GB 4800 DDR5 (2 32gb sticks) - no XMP


Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB

Samsung SSD 980 1TB

I'm including my SSU Scan


What I've Tried: 

I've ran a memtest and the memory is just fine - I have also tried to run the system with one stick and I've switch hem out 1 at a time and it still BSOD Watchdog_Clock_Timeout 

I tried removing the GPU - and it still BSOD Watchdog_Clock_Timeout 

Full windows install with not updates and it BSOD Watchdog_Clock_Timeout 

I install the latest windows update and Latest Drivers - BSOD Watchdog_Clock_Timeout 

I have Latest BIOS -BSOD Watchdog_Clock_Timeout 

I reseated the CPU - the Ram - all the SSDs - BSOD Watchdog_Clock_Timeout 

 What else can I try before  give up on this CPU?



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Hello Steven_Z3R0,

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Intel Customer Support Technician

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