Originally Posted by TomcatV
Good to hear you're up n running! Follow up/solutions info is helpful for everyone
I really thought you had corrupted your bios and You were going to be the 1st ASRock Z68 owner we were going to help with replacing your Bios chip
... I also suspect re-seating/moving the Revo drive AND changing/checking boot priorities was the cure. Did you ever get your XMP timings back? Was that a GSkill factory matched 4x4 kit originally? If not, XMP wouldn't work anyway even if the sticks are identical. Are you still running the 460 as a Phy-X card? You have alot going on there, every PCI_E slot populated? Very nice to see it all working together again
Originally Posted by UZ7
Well if its working fine right now stable I wouldn't bother updating unless theres a specific fix that you need.
Ditto ... Ditto ... Ditto
I'm glad to see someone following up with my update! Ya, i'm still super confused as to what's happened here. Even though all functions of the MB are up and running, there is still an obvious problem since i have to, and had to find, a work-around, but at least I did. Now that i have I'm starting to think its a BIOS issue.
I'm really P.O. at ASRock!!!!!! I contacted them about the issue, on sunday and they were good about getting back to me fast, but their response was offensive. They basically claimed I was attempting to use the Chipset RAID sata in an un-designed way, trying to accelerate a RAID volume. The rep told me that SRT is deigned for 1 HDD and 1 SSD, and i had to choose to either use my RevoDrive or Intel series 6 RAID.
Not only did i find literature from Intel contrary to their statement, specifically stating a RAID volume can be accelerated with SRT, but i was doing it since I first got the board and was only broken after the update. I tried to kindly respond back, indicating these points. Hopefully i will a more helpful reply.
FYI, I noticed an unidentified driver in the Device Manager while i've been trying to figure out this USB wake issue.
Unknown device with hardware ID: INT33A0
With some research I've discovered that this is related to INTEL SMART CONNECT TECHNOLOGY. It's showing up in my device manager since i have this enabled in BIOS.
Also to almost confirm the BIOS issue, In an attempt to figure out the USB wake issue, i disabled "Legacy USB Support" and as a result, since a usb based card reader diappeared, the OCZ Drive moved to Priority #2 and i got the BCD error message again. and it was a pain to change back since my damn keyboard and mouse where disabled. Once i did change back all was well again.