Core I9 11900K-F CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT

Had two 11th Generation Intel CPU’s come past my desk in the last week. One was a Z490 and the other a Z590. Both were Gigabyte Aorus Boards. CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT seems to be reproducible with nearly every execution of UserBenchmark.

When running UserBenchmark they both would get to Core 2 of the CPU tests, freeze and throw this error. Once I had them throw a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR. That time the faulting module was GenuineIntel.sys.

Anyway, in BIOS under the CPU optimisations disabling “Adaptive Speed Boost” corrects this error. There must be a issue with how GigaByte has implemented this function. There is not much info around the internet about CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT, the general push seems to be to install some sort of device driver scam ware.

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