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[Updated] Watchdog DPC Violation Error with Multiple NVIDIA GPUs

In this article, we discuss an issue we have been seeing with triple or quad NVIDIA GPU configurations. When running a GPU and CPU heavy workload, it will cause the system to crash and give the DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION error or “blue screen of death”. We have outlined a work around we have found to resolve this issue.

Video Memory BSOD

FIXED – Video Memory BSOD Causing Issues in Rendering Workflows

Introduction We have discovered what appears to be a bug within recent Nvidia driver packages that is leading to hard-locks or VIDEO_MEMORY_MANAGEMENT_INTERNAL blue-screens in certain rendering and encoding workflows. Issue When using an affected driver and the graphics card’s VRAM is 100% utilized, systems consistently freeze or blue-screen. So far, our testing has shown that