06-19-2013 02:35 PM - edited 06-19-2013 03:01 PM
I have a 128GB M4 which appears to have a similar freezing issue to that reported by other people. However I have upgraded to 070H and the problem still occurs. Also it doesn't occur after an hour, but normally about 5 minutes after powering up. This starting occurring several months ago but has become more frequent, and happens almost daily now.
I have the LPM registry hack (set the DWORDs to 0).
The drive has my OS (Windows 7 64-bit) on it.
Here is the SMART status:
Is there anything that can be done to fix this or should I return it to Crucial?
06-20-2013 12:30 AM
SMART data looks perfect to me.
Did you try to apply LMP fix for both following branches?
Also this could be completely irrelevant but is it possible that your freezes started after you updated firmware from 000F (or older) to 010G (or newer)?
06-20-2013 01:45 AM
Hi, thanks for the reply.
I only had the first key, I've added the iaStorV one (only for port 0 which is where the M4 is). I'll see over the next few days if this has fixed the problem.
I did upgrade the firmware last year I think but can't remember the versions. I think I was on 0309 before upgrading to 070H a few days ago, so could have upgraded to 0309 from 000F or earlier.
06-20-2013 02:06 AM
Firmware releases timeline was roughly about this:
01/13/2012 - 0309
04/11/2012 - 000F
09/25/2012 - 010G
12/04/2012 - 040H
04/02/2013 - 070H
And I am asking about this transition to 010G (or newer) because 010G firmware introduced some changes in HIPM (Host Initiated Power Management) power options.
06-20-2013 02:49 AM
I'm pretty sure I was on 0309 - is there any way now to check? Possibly I downloaded the firmware update but didn't apply it as I wasn't having any problems at the time and didn't want to risk introducing any.
06-21-2013 12:23 AM
The PC froze up again this morning. m0fus suggested upgrading the MB BIOS which I'll do today.
Should I stay on the 10.X series of the Intel RST or upgrade to the latest?
06-21-2013 02:43 AM
Unfortunately it varies from computer to computer I suspect which is best. I can't use any of the 10's full stop. And 11.5 and later are unstable for me. So I can only use 9.6, 11 or 11.2 on my computer!
I would imagine that for most people, most versions are fine. But clearly they're changing stuff that can affect stability for certain systems.
06-24-2013 12:14 AM
I upgraded the BIOS on my Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 motherboard from F6 to F10, and for the last couple of days there haven't been any freezes. If it reoccurs I'll add a reply.
For people's information, my Intel RST version is 10.6.0.1002.
Thanks for your help everyone.