So in my efforts to cure the bsods, I removed all the extra junk from my machine, including all the nvidia-tune/nforce/tools stuff. The machine promptly reverted to the previous problem state which is as follows.
When trying to run some new app, the system just freezes- I have a mouse, and can right click so its not totally locked up, but I can never regain control, forcing a hard reboot.
Upon reboot, one of my drives is missing, usually my Raptor C drive, which makes it kind of hard to boot. The only way to get this drive back is to open the box, unplug any one of my 4 drives, and power up. After bios, power off and plug the drive back in and everything is detected again.
I am using an evga 680i with the latest p32 bios, even though it was doing this with 26, 28 and now 32.
What gives?!?!? Is this a bad mobo? Just not compatible with my raptor hdd? I have checked all disks thorougly, run memtest32 for 3 hours, and cant see why it is doing this.
I have a good nvidia sli approved 700W power supply, which I would think should be okay. Maybe it is this though?
I know it's not an issue with Raptors I have 3 running on my 680i with no problems whatsoever. I think you might have a bad board. I would contact tech support for your board and see what they suggest. I would put my money on the motherboard. You might try clearing the CMOS if you haven't already just for the hell of it. If it's EVGA they are pretty good, I have had a few problems that turned out to be other components (ram once PSU once) but they helped me pin point the problems.