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System (my sig rig):

i3570k (currently at stock, had same issues at 4.4 oc)
4x2 ram (details in sig)
Win7
CrucialM4 SSD
1gb Radeon 6950

Installed currently:

Fresh Win7 install
Most current (12.8) video drivers
Coretemp
Prime95
RIFT (mmo game)
All important Windows updates

...that's all I've got installed.

Problem:

I'm getting random freezes and BSOD, the BSOD has error code "F4" after 30-90 minutes of system power. The issue shows more rapidly if doing anything, slower if allowed to sit and not perform actions. This problem started about a week ago out of nowhere, and has prompted the fresh install of windows7 (which hasn't fixed it).

Reasons:

Here's what I've done; swapped out sticks of RAM to test if one was bad, downloaded vid drivers from a couple months ago, and current ones, replugged SATA cables, currently swapped the BIOS (which is updated) from AHCI to IDE. Waiting on the results of this test, as I'm at work now.

Could it be something as simple as a screwed up setting in my BIOS? Or is it more likely that it's a SSD failure (it's only 8months old, I'd hate to think it's burned up already), or maybe RAM somehow (I've pretty much dumped this as a reason for fault, given that I've swapped and removed both sticks and replaced in different configurations, and also ran a windows mem test). The other reason I'm leaning toward SSD failure is when I hit the "reset" button on my computer, I get an error message before windows loads (something to the effect of, "INSERT BOOT DISC" with some other words that I can't remember). If I hit the power button and go from fully off, this error message doesn't appear.

Thoughts? Am I missing anything else?
Edited by MrHyde - 9/4/12 at 7:58am
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http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/Crucial-c300-128gb-ssd-problems/td-p/30124

does this sound like your issue? i honestly just glazed the first few sentences

maybe a driver issue w SSD
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You might be right; that sounds awfully similar to what I'm experiencing. I shall try it when I get home tonight and report if that's not the issue....if it is the issue, expect a +rep sir.
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BCCode: f4 BCP1: 0000000000000003 generally is an SSD issue.
 
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does it kind of hang in the BIOS while detecting SATA ports? I'm feeling ssd here as well.
I just resurrected a dying/dead Agility2..
a) secure-erase the ssd
b) flash with latest firmware
Use Crucial's apps for it.
I err..used Linux to secure-erase and..kinda had to jump-start the ssd..boot..unplug ssd power ..plug back in..eventually it got to where
it would be recognized..then i dled the OCZ Agility Linux thing and burned it to DVD.
You may could skip the secure-erase and simply update the firmware.
Edited by Schmuckley - 9/4/12 at 8:24am
 
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Have you gone through all the precautions to set up a boot SSD?

I can't recall if Z77 has SRT.
 
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Originally Posted by MrHyde View Post

You might be right; that sounds awfully similar to what I'm experiencing. I shall try it when I get home tonight and report if that's not the issue....if it is the issue, expect a +rep sir.
thanks
good luck and let us know your results.
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Update; another BSOD while I was at work under IDE mode. Going home for lunch and going to try updating drivers from the link in post 2, as well as updating Crucial firmware.
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I'll check that as well, thanks for the tip!
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