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BCLK at 104 killed my hdd!

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Got a 2500k yesterday, and naturally have been working on OCing it since.

After being unable to get it stable at x50 without taking the voltage above 1.5, I backed off to x48 and tried taking the BCLK up. It worked about as well as x50 (It would boot, but intel burn test led to a bluescreen.) I'd read around the forums that you could take it up to 107 or so, so I figured I was pretty safe at 104... Then this intermittent high pitched whine started coming from my computer. Took me a few runs to figure out it was the HDD, once it started making that ruh roh raggy clicking noise and not showing up in windows.

Drive's in the freezer right now, I'm hoping it'll come back long enough to get my data off it... Though to be honest losing it would be more of a nuisance than a disaster.

It must have been on its way out anyway to fail like that; but I figure I'd post a warning that BCLK overclocking is a generally bad idea. Leave it at 100 kiddies thumb.gif
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You're doing it wrong then. I'm at 105.5 BCLK. Have been since day one. No issues here with my drives.

Your HDD was just going out anyway. Has nothing to do with your overclock.
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I don't really know how your overclock would kill your hard drive, because you didn't push your base clock up enough to make it a big deal.

I agree with pioneer, your drive was already on its way out.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;13367960 
Your HDD was just going out anyway. Has nothing to do with your overclock.

I disagree. Running the the bus at more than 100mhz has been known to corrupt drives for a long time now. It's nothing new. And just because "it didn't happen to you" doesn't mean it didn't happen.
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I'll agree the drive was probably on the way out, but the overclock was definitely what pushed it over the edge. Base clock overclocking puts some stress on all your other components as well.
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hmmm i've been running mine at 105.9blck for months with no problem?

EDIT: yea it seems his hdd was bad imo
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I'm at 105.30MHz and have been for months. I'm running ok...
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;13368002 
I disagree. Running the the bus at more than 100mhz has been known to corrupt drives for a long time now. It's nothing new. And just because "it didn't happen to you" doesn't mean it didn't happen.

Corruption is NOT the same thing as a bad drive. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Traches;13368024 
I'll agree the drive was probably on the way out, but the overclock was definitely what pushed it over the edge. Base clock overclocking puts some stress on all your other components as well.

While it is true, BCLK does in fact have effect on everything else, it CANNOT KILL a hard drive. It can corrupt it. It won't KILL it though.

The BCLK had absolutely NOTHING to do with the drive flat out dying.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;13368002 
I disagree. Running the the bus at more than 100mhz has been known to corrupt drives for a long time now. It's nothing new. And just because "it didn't happen to you" doesn't mean it didn't happen.

Yep - corrupting the drive, but not killing the physical hardware. I think the two are unrelated.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thrasherht;13367990 
I don't really know how your overclock would kill your hard drive, because you didn't push your base clock up enough to make it a big deal.

I agree with pioneer, your drive was already on its way out.
PCI-e is tied to BCLK on 1155. Overclocking BCLK means you overclock SATA and other bus.
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