Question BSoD's and Screen Freezing while playing Overwatch - New PC

Jan 10, 2021
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I recently built myself a PC - with help from a friend who has experience - and I was greeted by a BSoD just minutes into my first use. Since then, I've been getting bluescreens seemingly randomly. I've looked at every guide on the internet and decided to ask some questions myself.

My PC is getting bluescreens with the error code CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT, which I've heard is caused by fault or out-of-date drivers. I've gone through updated every single one of them, but that didn't work. I factory reset my PC, but that didn't work. I updated BIOS, and that didn't work. They seem to happen randomly, but they happen most often while playing Overwatch.
Alongside these bluescreens, my screen also freezes sometimes while playing Overwatch, but the audio continues. Sometimes the freeze turns into a bluescreen, sometimes it resumes. I seem to have full control of my character while frozen, but I can't really tell as I can't see what I am doing. Please help!

Specs:
  • Gigabyte NVIDIA 3070
  • AMD Ryzen 3700x
  • Aorus B550 Motherboard
  • Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR4-3600 CL16 Ram
  • Enermax Revolution 750w PSU
 

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