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Hello!

For the longest time I've been having some strange issues with my mobo that really need fixing.
A while ago I noticed that I would start to get random BSODs (code 7A)
I can't find a trigger for these BSODs because they are so completely random.
Often happens when I'm not even doing anything at all.
There is no BSOD dump so can't check that either.

Now I figured I'll update drivers and BIOS and that's when I found the weirdest thing.

Every time I try to update my Etron USB 3.0 driver I just flatout BSOD.
It won't update what so ever.

Now for the BSOD itself.
When it occurs I can't press the 'reset' button.
Doing so will make the system reboot but I'll get an error saying that there are no boot devices detected.
So I have to restart my PC completely in order for it to work again.
After windows is loaded I have to replug all my USB 3.0 cables because they don't work unless replugged.

Another very weird issue that I've discovered is that EVERY time I open CPU-Z my system will freeze completely for a split second.
During the loading of CPU-Z at 'software' everything freezes and music loops for about 1 second (exactly what would happen if you're about to BSOD) and then just works fine o.o
(see vid for this one)

I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do here.
Any advice or suggestion is highly appreciated!
Edited by amputate - 10/4/12 at 1:04pm
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I would start by testing my RAM with Memtest86+. In my experience, when I left my computer idling and it crashed, it was due to my RAM or the mobo being defective and not working properly with the RAM. That PSU should be good, but that would be my next suspicion. I see your overclocked, so start by going stock and see if the problem clears that way.
 
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Definitely try going back to stock if you haven't done so already. Do a scan with Memtest as Gunderman456 mentioned. If you're still getting a BSOD installing your USB 3.0 driver, try version 0115.
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I had the same problem a couple of times, the way i fixed it was to uninstall the driver from the device manager, then check if it appears in add and remove programs.
after that reboot, without anything plugged into the usb ports of that controller. after that i installed the 0114 version from the beta download page in the asrock site. reboot, and i works now, if i update the intel usb 3 drivers i have to repeat that process as they seem to conflict in one way or another, seems to be something with the etron drivers as the bsod always says its them.
By the way im using the 1.50 bios but i updated to the 1.6E and then rolled back to the 1.50, my board seems to only like fixed voltage as i think the extreme 9 has the same LLC bug as the other asrock boards it seems to always be pegged at LLC 1.
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thanks a lot for all the advice smile.gif
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