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post #11 of 28
I've taken a Seagate drive to around 120 when I ran 1366. Never needed to take it higher though.

One thing to mention, in one of your posts, you mentioned a pretty steady increase in Bclk as the PCI-e increases. Once you get to a certain point, the board or chip just won't allow a high bclk. The people on HWbot with the bclk WR's aren't at the top because they ran IDE drives, but because their boards and cpu's were able to run high bclk with a lower pci-e clock.

My old Rampage II Extreme went to 255 on 115 PCI-e. Didn't go much past after that.
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It's not the drive that can't take it, it's the NorthBridge.
X58 doesn't have a northbridge. And it's definitely the hard drive/SATA controller.

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Originally Posted by CL3P20 View Post
I use barracuddas.. they go much higher than my Raptor's or my WD Cavi Black's..

*I run ~117-125mhz PCI-E for 3D01 with an 80GB Barracudda, ShortStroked to 20GB
Yep, my Barracuda is good up to 137 PCI-E. Good thing too since my RIIIE doesn't have IDE.
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Increased PCI overclocks sata drives, right? Wonder if there are any HDD firmware modding tools out there? If you could trick it into thinking it's a slower RPM HDD, you could give more headroom. Just a thought. Probably not any HDD firmware tools out there though.

Unless, Clepto can get his hands on one.
    
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I know someone that would be able to tell me if this is possible or not..
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I know someone that would be able to tell me if this is possible or not..
I knew I'd 'spark' your interest. Let us know.
    
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X58 doesn't have a northbridge.
But it does.. P55 and P67/Z68 do not. The NB was removed starting with Lynnfield.
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post #17 of 28
the term North Bridge is ol tech talk for the big heat sink in the middle of the board.. ..its a IMC which is pretty much what every CPU nowaday's has built into it... right?

IMC=NB=MCH ..if its in-between the RAM and CPU.. its a IMC/NB/MCH as far as I understand it..

@ Pizza- sending the email now.. he may even have something that does this already.. or can develop/write 1x.. dude is Mr. Wizard of HDD's
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Oh, hope this works out. Thanks Clept and Pizza.
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But it does.. P55 and P67/Z68 do not. The NB was removed starting with Lynnfield.
It does not. A "northbridge" traditionally houses the memory controller. The chip on X58 that is placed where the northbridge normally is is the IOH, which does not include the memory controller as X58 chips have an IMC (internal memory controller).
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If your board has PCI slots, why not just get a 20 buck PCI SATA controller card? The PCI bus should still be locked at 33.3MHz regardless of what you do with the PCI-E bus, and any hard drive connected to it should work fine.

Quote:
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The amusing thing is most of the X58 chipset diagrams I've seen show PCI-E separate from SATA.



Ultimately for benchmarking purposes, I'm guessing you don't care.
The buses are not linked, but the clocks that drive them are.

Those block diagrams do not provide any information on clock domains, at all.

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But it does.. P55 and P67/Z68 do not. The NB was removed starting with Lynnfield.
X58 is not a northbridge.

It's a PCI-E to QPI bridge, or IOH.
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