BSODs after BIOS Update

By imail724
Apr 27, 2013
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  1. I just updated the BIOS of GA-880GMA-USB3 and it booted fine at first, but after a few minutes running it blue-screened. I did some searching and saw that sometimes after the BIOS reverts to default settings after a flash, it changes the SATA settings and won't allow the computer to boot, but this is different because it did boot, and didn't blue screen until later. I tried anyway and changed the SATA settings but then it would blue screen right away. Here is a mini-dump in case anyone cares to take a look:
    I have had a bunch more blue screens since the inital one and even typing this now I'm hoping to beat the clock before it does it again.

    Some more info:
    I decided to try updating the BIOS because I have been having an issue for a while where my computer would completely freeze up and the monitor would go black, but the computer would still be running, leaving me with no option but to hold in the power button. Back in august I bought a graphics card and started having a similar issue except the screen wouldn't go black it would just remain on whatever screen I was on, completely unresponsive. Yesterday I took the graphics card out and went back to on-board graphics and low and behold, screen blacks-out again. I have run memtest and hdtest in the past and both have passed. Is this a motherboard issue?

    OS - Windows 7 x64
    CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
    Video Card - MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready
    MotherBoard - GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD
    Power Supply - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 550W
    RAM - 8 gb G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

    Does anyone have any experience with this motherboard? I see it is now discontinued on newegg and only has 86 reviews.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    The minidump points to a hard drive problem... How many hard drives are installed and what is their make and model?
  3. imail724

    imail724 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    One 640gb Western Digital WD6401AALS and I have an external hooked up but I doubt you're talking about that. It turns out the issues I have been having were from defective RAM I had installed right before I started having issues. Since removing the additional sticks everything has been running normal. I'm going to RMA the RAM to G. Skill this week if now further issues arise.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Okay, good:)

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