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Hey guys,

Not sure where exactly to post this, but this makes me most sense, so here we go:

I have experienced a few very odd crashes in the last month or so. Here is what I have gathered so far...

The PC will crash, so far always when idle (downloading overnight, etc.) and then reboot itself. Problem is, it reboots and loads Linux that is installed on a secondary HDD (Windows is on a RAID-0 array of 120GB SSDs). I also noticed the clock in the BIOS and Windows are always way off - by about 12 hours.

So basically what is happening is a BSOD, followed by the BIOS changing hard drive boot priority and the clock is messed. This has happened twice, and both times I had to reset the clock and change the boot priority to load my Intel RAID array before the HDD.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. All hardware info can be found in my sig-rig.
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Do you know what the screen show before it goes in to bsod?
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Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

Do you know what the screen show before it goes in to bsod?

No, because like I said, it is usually idle or not in-use when this happens. I just turn my monitor on and the PC is in Linux among the other aforementioned issues.
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Bump. Any ideas? All drivers/firmwares are up-to-date.
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Try a new battery(motherboard) or you have a virus. Let me explain the virus part. Most people will ask, " How do I get a virus at the bios level?" Well, the same code that allows a bios update possible in Windows can also be manipulated to make your rig wonky. I say, reflash your bios even if it's up to date or go back a revision. Use a USB drive and update at the bios level. 2cents.gif

Edit: Or you're just having issues with voltage(a short somewhere) on an overclock, drivers, etc... Check everything possible.
Edited by Warfare - 8/27/12 at 12:56pm
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Originally Posted by Warfare View Post

Try a new battery(motherboard) or you have a virus. Let me explain the virus part. Most people will ask, " How do I get a virus at the bios level?" Well, the same code that allows a bios update possible in Windows can also be manipulated to make your rig wonky. I say, reflash your bios even if it's up to date or go back a revision. Use a USB drive and update at the bios level. 2cents.gif
Edit: Or you're just having issues with voltage(a short somewhere) on an overclock, drivers, etc... Check everything possible.

I have been thinking virus myself the whole time. I have both MSE and MBAM running full scans weekly, and they have yet to detect a single thing. Nothing else makes sense. Even if it were a hardware related crash, why would the BIOS decide to boot from the HDD instead of the SSD array, and the clock is wonky? Unless the issue resides in the Corsair SSDs, and the motherboard is having trouble booting from them after a crash, so it decides to go the the next hard drive boot option. Even if that is the case, there is still the clock issue...

I have already updated to the latest BIOS, and I always do it from a USB drive from the BIOS. I never update BIOS while in Windows.

I guess I will try changing the battery. Thanks for your suggestions.
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