ASUS A88X-PRO mobo
AMD A6-7400K cpu
12 GB DDR3 RAM
64 bit Win 7 Home Premium fully updated.
I have just recovered this desktop from a hard BSOD, ie it didn't just say 'Windows suffered a problem - restart normally ?'. It went into a cycle of sending me back into the BIOS to amend a setting and regardless of what settings I chose, even 'Optimum defaults' it would not boot. Following advice on the ASUS web-site I fixed this by clearing RTC then setting optimum defaults and the computer is now running more or less normally.
All I was doing when it blue screened was trying to show my wife a hilarious video on YouTube - Rijksmuseum FlashMob - and about half way through the computer just crashed. This is perhaps the third or fourth time in the last month or so that I have suffered a BSOD watching an otherwise innocuous video on YouTube.
The installed BIOS/UEFI version is 1602, the latest on the ASUS web-site is version 2603. Is it worth my while, or should I, update the BIOS ?
The only problem I know I have left is that the system is no longer recognising my audio card but I will look at that later.