Mystery solved! Now that I have the flu I had some time to troubleshoot this problem. My pc was overclocked just a tiny bit too much and it was causing errors (probably the cheap USB3 controller I got on dx.com cant handle the faster overclocked speeds). I had my FSB at 422 for many years giving my pc 3.6 ghz and ram was at 844mhz. I lowered it to 418 which gives me 3.57 ghz. I have no issues with the 422 with anything else that's why I had it running like that since 2008. BTW. Cpu is Core2quad q9550s (65w TDP) mobo Asus p5q-em 4 sticks of 2 gb corsair 800 mhz ddr2 ram.