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when you smacked the case it could have hit a spot on the mobo. electronics are really unpredictable. even the most trivial thing like dusting the case out can cause a myriad of problems. it does seem like a bad drive though honestly.
 
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.Hmmm...
Well, if it is the mobo, I'm lucky enough to have a spare sittin right here. smile.gif

But, I sure haven't tried a reinstall.
Was hoping to avoid it cause this OS is still so fresh, and this build has had enough hold ups as it is.

I am a little surprised to think my relatively modest tweaking could corrupt my OS, mostly since I've never managed that trick with more extreme attempts at settings in the past. Lol smile.gif

I will definitely have to give that a try before resorting to RMA. I guess I just had to hope you had more of those tricks up your sleeve, Sean. Power cycling did the trick before, and it's probably worth mentioning that I had to do that again once more with it. Ironically, not long before the BSOD started happening...
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.Hmmm...
Well, if it is the mobo, I'm lucky enough to have a spare sittin right here. smile.gif

But, I sure haven't tried a reinstall.
Was hoping to avoid it cause this OS is still so fresh, and this build has had enough hold ups as it is.

I am a little surprised to think my relatively modest tweaking could corrupt my OS, mostly since I've never managed that trick with more extreme attempts at settings in the past. Lol smile.gif
I've corupted my OS countless times doing other things than just a O.C. Anything can do it. Bad drivers, software, etc. Data corruption happens all the time.
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I will definitely have to give that a try before resorting to RMA. I guess I just had to hope you had more of those tricks up your sleeve, Sean. Power cycling did the trick before, and it's probably worth mentioning that I had to do that again once more with it. Ironically, not long before the BSOD started happening...
I may have a few more.

Are you still on the 0309 firmware? Or did you update yet?

Have you tried a secure erase?

Have you verified your install media is not corrupt? You can always redownload your OS and burn your own dvd/make a usb drive to install from.

Try another sata cable/SATA port

Try another power cable/PSU.

Another Mobo/Mobo firmware revision.
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Have you tried to update to the latest firmware? It's the first thing I would have done if I'm having issues with a SSD. Also can try latest mobo BIOS like Sean mentionned and most recent SATA controller drivers for the MB.
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I did get around to reinstalling Windows.
So far, no signs of a problem.

I'll post back if anything comes up again.

Thanks for the help, guys. thumb.gif
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Make sure you have no overclocks enabled during this time of testing
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