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WHard1
Beginner
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Why is Turboboost causing failure to boot and BSOD?

I have a Dell XPS 13 with an 8th Gen Core i7 processor. About six months ago I started getting failures to boot and/or blue screens after boot. It would either BSOD or get stuck at the Dell loading screen on startup.

 

I was able to get this to stop by disabling Intel Turboboost in the BIOS settings, but I have no idea why. The BSOD errors were IRQ_LESS_THAN_EQUAL or DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER. 

 

Why is Turboboost preventing this error and what could the root cause be?

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AlHill
Super User
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What version of Windows 10 are you running? 1809?

What is your processor model number?

 

You need to work this out with Dell support and THEIR BIOS.

 

Doc

 

WHard1
Beginner
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Looks like other people are having (or have had) this problem with no help from Intel. https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D50P0000490NpNSAU/bsod-from-turbo-boost-max Very disappointing. My warranty ended about a week.or two before this started.
AlHill
Super User
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What version of Windows 10 are you running? 1809?

What is your processor model number?

 

You need to work this out with Dell support and THEIR BIOS.

 

Doc

 

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