I am sorry to hear that you have been experiencing issues with your Intel board.
At this point, I recommend trying to update the BIOS through BIOS recovery. Please check instructions for BIOS recovery available below:
Download the BIO file:
If you continue experiencing issues with your board, try contacting Intel support for warranty options at: www.intel.com/chat
thanks allan. will the bios recovery method erase my current bios settings? if so, i'll be glad to smash my motherboard against anything hard enough to make it in tiny little pieces and buy another one, since my ocz 750w "high-profile-blablabla" psu requires an workaround (not set by default, btw) in the bios settings, otherwise my machine simply will not power up.
thanks, allan. i had to get a backup PSU just in case, that's why i couldn't flash my bios earlier. besides that, i was able to update to 0650 and it preserved my settings, so the backup PSU wasn't necessary at all.
as i expect to see more bsods and other kind of freezes (sorry about that, i'm really skeptic about my hardware after all i have been through), so i might ask you: is it possible for me to detect possible mobo / processor problems? this is really annoying, specially if i don't know where the problem is (YET) ...