I've owned an Aurora R6 for a while now (about 10 months) and I have been getting bluescreens constantly and randomly with seemingly no cause. I could go weeks without getting the error, and then I could get it multiple times in a single day. Every bluescreen is preceded with the computer progressively locking up, where different applications and features become unresponsive until the screen simply stops moving entirely. The error I receive every single time is "DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION".
I've tried fixing this problem several times with no results.
Google told me that particular BSoD error code occurs when drivers are not up to date. I made sure every single thing connected to my computer had a fully updated driver.
I contacted both Microsoft (thinking it was an issue with Windows) and Alienware, both of which provided attempted fixes.
This thread (which has all of the exact same issues I'm experiencing listed) suggested it was an issue with the GTX driver. I installed the exact driver version he listed.
This issue came to a climax today where I hit a new record of four bluescreens in a single day. Does anyone have any idea what to try next, or should I just consider ordering a replacement PC, and flag this one as defective?
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