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Semi-frequent Crashing Since Upgrade

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July 20, 2012 7:24:26 PM

Ever since I got my solid state hard drive (OCZ Agility 3 60GB), I have experienced a crash 1-2 times daily.
The computer freezes (normally all applications stop working and explorer.exe stops responding), then goes to a scrambled screen of a bunch of colors (shown in photo below), and sometimes goes to the BSOD.
HARDWARE:
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850
Intel i3-2100
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard
4GB Ripjaws RAM (2x2GB)
500GB External HDD
OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD
OCZ 550W PSU
PIC of a crash:

Description: I was backing up a steam game from my External to the solid state, everything froze, switched to this screen, and finally went to the BSOD.
a c 523 G Storage
July 20, 2012 7:31:21 PM

Update the Agility 3's firmware to version 2.22.
Also wouldn't hurt to update your motherboard's BIOS to version 2.3.
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July 20, 2012 7:36:54 PM

Dereck47 said:
Update the Agility 3's firmware to version 2.22.
Also wouldn't hurt to update your motherboard's BIOS to version 2.3.

"-Toolbox will not update a primary system drive (e.g. drive letter "C:"). You must run Windows from another drive and then update your SSD using Toolbox."
So, how difficult would it be to update it from a Linux LiveCD?
I will also be updating the MoBo bios soon, when i have a chance to upgrade to Ivy.
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a c 523 G Storage
July 20, 2012 7:44:12 PM

armedtoe said:
So, how difficult would it be to update it from a Linux LiveCD?


It's easy. You download a .iso file and burn it to a cd. You change your 1st boot device in BIOS to your CD/DVD drive and boot into Linux. You then double-click an icon that says "Update firmware".
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July 20, 2012 7:44:47 PM

Best answer selected by armedtoe.
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July 20, 2012 8:22:39 PM

Sigh... Still crashed after the SSD update. Next I will try updating my BIOS. If that fails, I will just to a restore of windows 7.
Any other ideas?
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a c 523 G Storage
July 20, 2012 8:31:12 PM

If you do a fresh install of Windows 7 then Secure Erase the drive 1st to restore it to fresh-out-of-the-box condition.
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July 20, 2012 9:05:21 PM

Okay, the BIOS update appears to have fixed it for now. If it happens again, I will refresh my Windows. Thanks, Dereck!
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