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ROG Strix SCAR 17 (2023) G733PZ-XS97 CONSTANT BSOD

piven8
Level 7

Ever since I got this new laptop a little under a month ago, I've been having continuous issues with BSOD. The most frequently occurring point back to watchdog.sys, but I've already updated to the newest drivers THEN clean installed back to the last June 2023 driver at a friend's recommendation. I also updated the AMD integrated drivers.

This is also AFTER a system restore of Windows. I've also updated the BIOS and updated pretty much every main component that ASUS's website had listed for my model. Further, twice now I've encountered a different BSOD labeled DRIVER_STATE_POWER_FAILURE, but some poking around I couldn't confirm or disprove if the two kind of BSOD trips were related or not but there may be a connection?

Some other issues I ran into are screen flickering in certain applications, most notably Brave and sometimes Discord. Also, on bootup or login after hibernation I find that the screen will go black for half a second then turn back on, but doesn't repeat the behavior until the power is off or hibernating.

Another issue I had, but only once, was when I had accidentally disabled hibernate. The laptop was asleep in my bag and suddenly got really, REALLY hot! I had to let it cool down to even comfortably touch it. Couldn't check what temp it was at, sorry.

Should I just send it in for repairs? Or are there things to troubleshoot on my end like the BSODs?

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