I updated a bunch of drivers and the bios (not sure from what, it had been a while) and am now experiencing crashes and freezes on a crazy level, like between 2 seconds and 10 minutes a crash or freeze 100% of the time.
Sometimes it even freezes within the BIOS menu which makes me think its not a Win driver issue?
I've unplugged everything and switched to a different wired keyboard, I've removed the RAM sticks and alternated trying them one at a time in different slots, Ive tried rolling back the BIOS to various versions, it often hangs on boot and has all sorts of issues starting up, but does get into Win after a reboot or so
Asus Prime Z790 Wifi
13th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-13700K 3.40 GHz
Freezing within the BIOS certainly indicates there is a problem somewhere.
1. Clear the CMOS using the instructions outlined in the user manual
2. Reseat the CPU whilst checking the pin pad for any debris or bent pins, then remount both CPU and cooler whilst ensuring consistent mounting pressure.
3. Check both DIMMs are fully inserted into slots A2 and B2
4. Leave BIOS at optimised defaults and run a memory stress tool such as Karhu RAM Test or TM5 from the operating system and check for errors.
Please refer to the relevant instructions provided by @Silent_Scone for troubleshooting, and if necessary, consider the test with minimal components for isolating the possible cause section.
Meanwhile, we have a related FAQ-[Motherboard] Troubleshooting - How to solve BSOD error in Windows(Blue Screen).
Additionally, we would like to inquire about the model you are currently using, whether it is the PRIME Z790-P WIFI-CSM or PRIME Z790-A WIFI-CSM.
Could you provide information on the driver that was updated before the occurrence of the BSOD and the current version of your BIOS?