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July 2, 2005, 11:21 am
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Had a very scary experience trying to overclock my P5P800 MB with a 3.2 GHz
cpu, 1 Gig of Kingston DDR 400 ram running in dual channel mode and a Maxtor
300 Gig SATA drive. I have replaced the Intel cpu cooling fan with the
Zalman 7700cu fan for added cooling and peice and quiet when the cpu is
The system has been running fine at 3.2 GHz for 6 months or so. I got
greedy and wanted it to go faster so I went into the
BIOS and changed the AI Clock Tuner setting from STANDARD to OVERCLOCK 10%.
Saved the new setting and rebooted. The system could not find the SATA hard
drive on the reboot. Restored the default BIOS settings with the same
result - system could not find a boot device. Turned the power off to the
computer and had a beer. Turned the power back on and the computer booted
OK. What is going on? Should I have done something else to overclock the
system? I tried using the AIBooster software that came with the MB and it
seemed to work but I did not want another program running at boot time to
set up the overclocking. Input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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