I built my computer 4 days ago. It worked fine until the 4 day when i was playing and then i got a clock_watchdog_timeout while playing a game and now the computer doesn't start it just gets either clock_watchdog_timeout or check_machine_exception. I updated bios and tried installing windows again, but it blue screens on the install screen. I put a new layer of thermal paste if that would have been the problem. I used E1 IC Essential that is very cheap. But everytime i put the water cooling head on it spreads the paste very badly. I haven't overclocked knowingly at all. But im not sure how to even in the asus bios. I also put the voltage down for the prosessor but to no effect
The prosessor is only 4 days old so it could be a defect?
Prosessor: Intel i5 7600k
Motherboard: Asus Rog Strix Z270H
Video Card: Gigabyte GTX 1070
Power Supply: Super Flower Golden Green HX 750w 80 Plus Gold
RAM: G.Skill 16GB (2x8GB), Ripjaws V
Hard drives: Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500 Gt
Western Digital Desktop Black 2TB
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full-Tower
4 case fans and Hydro 75 prosessor water cooler
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