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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;13368063 
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.

Maybe if the clock fried the HDD controller... maybe..... not too sure about HDD PCB design though.
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I'm at 105.30MHz and have been for months. I'm running ok...
And i before him with the exact same mobo/cpu
    
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PCI-e is tied to BCLK on 1155. Overclocking BCLK means you overclock SATA and other bus.
This. When you up the BCLK you're overclocking every component on the mobo.

It started going bad the very first run after I upped the BCLK; not saying that every attempt to OC this way will end badly, just that you're putting stress on your entire system.
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post #14 of 32
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PCI-e is tied to BCLK on 1155. Overclocking BCLK means you overclock SATA and other bus.
which was the stupidest idea ever.

yeah let's just tie sata, usb, pci-e, nb, dram multi and base clock all together, probably our best idea yet!
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Originally Posted by Yumyums View Post
which was the stupidest idea ever.

yeah let's just tie sata, usb, pci-e, nb, dram multi and base clock all together, probably our best idea yet!
Why not? It saves money and simplifies design which benefits only 99.99% of the market.
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This. When you up the BCLK you're overclocking every component on the mobo.

It started going bad the very first run after I upped the BCLK; not saying that every attempt to OC this way will end badly, just that you're putting stress on your entire system.
Yeah basically what happened is Intel combined BCLK, PCI-e, and DMI bus (chipset, usb, lan, audio, SATA) into one ring bus. If you overclock BCLK, you overclock everything else on the ring bus.

It save power and reduces costs iirc.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Corruption is NOT the same thing as a bad drive.



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.
Yes, because raising clock rates outside of spec has never been known to damage hardware, right?
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Yes, because raising clock rates outside of spec has never been known to damage hardware, right?
What, do you think it made the drive spin faster or something?

The only possible way it could have flat out killed a mechanical drive, would be the controller onboard. But that's not the case, since his drive was CLICKING. That's a mechanical fault of the drive. AKA, not related to the BCLK increase.

Again, I've been using 105.5 BCLK since I built my rig 2 months ago. Absolutely no issues AT ALL. You're generally safe up to around 106-108.
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post #19 of 32
I remember vaguely reading about keeping the BCLK at 100 no matter what when SB came out.

In fact, I have been keeping my BLCK at 100mhz just in case.

But I don't think 104 would kill anything, much less a HDD.
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If raising the BCLK killed a mechanical drive, due to MECHANICAL FAILURE, then I'm the tooth fairy.
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