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Completely OT, but software RAID is another gimmick on all modern motherboards. The concept is fundamentally no good, that's why it failed on you, Google "software vs hardware raid". Save yourself the trouble in the future and just use a large backup drive + CrashPlan for backup (free, unless you want to backup to their online service as well.) I've been using this setup for years and it has saved my bacon more than once. My cousin almost lost all pictures of his baby when his software raid failed on him. It took me a week to recover them.

RAID does work but it needs to be hardware RAID and designed by a reputable outfit. HP has some fine RAID controllers in their servers but they cost more than any of us can afford. They take a SCSI slot and they have their own SCSI sockets to feed the drives.

I suspect these PC MoBos are using a firmware solution, coupled with software, to implement RAID on two or more standard SATA channels. That is not a good idea and I should have known better.

I am now using a NAS device with hardware mirroring to store critical data and replicating it to two desktops, which are then backed up on line by Acronis. They had a special price of $50 for a year of 500 gig of storage and I snapped it up. That will support up to five computers.

The boot disk is backed up to a partition on a 2nd internal drive with Acronis. Their Acronis Zone holds image backups that can be used to reload the boot drive if there is a failure or a virus. It works well.

My son was not so well organized. I have his hard drive full of the only copies of many family pictures. The disk is not recognized by the operating system, either Windows or Linux. Ouch.
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Marvell SE9172 and 9182 both use software RAID.
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Neil, I noticed you have pll overvoltage enabled. Turn that off too. I havent had any issues with my z68 xp since i disabled the pll overvoltage and set my mem controller voltage to 1.2v. its has to have been about 3 or 4 weeks now.
Edited by midad04 - 1/21/12 at 9:33pm
    
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Will give it a go now smile.gif

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Edited by Neil79 - 1/21/12 at 12:39pm
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One thing i've noticed since disabling pll overvoltage which SEEMS to have cured the cold boot issue is my system is distinctly laggy when using firefox - internet browsing. It seems to lag when a website is loading frown.gif
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with Cpu PLL OV enabled you cannot resume from S3 sleep.
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with Cpu PLL OV enabled you cannot resume from S3 sleep.

I don't use resume from S3 Sleep.... Never let my system sleep, it stays awake till it's shut off lol
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I have recently been plagued by boot looping. Here are my thoughts;

i5-2500K
GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 (rev 1.0) BIOS ver. F8
Patriot G2 DDR3-800 (1.65v kit - ran with it almost a year at 1.5v, no freezing/BSOD, now it might be the cause)


Never ran into boot looping, held a comfortable 4.5ghz overclock since May. Got a Noctua NH-D14 on boxing day sale, ran board at 5ghz for a couple weeks because I could, back to stock for a week, then boot looping started. Maybe related.

- System can "restart" fine, and if I just slap the PSU switch instead of Start > Shut Down, it will cold boot fine.

- Power saving features may be related, specifically the ErP option.

- When I shut down, the computer will appear to turn off, but there will be a 65watt power draw from the wall. This is how I can predict if I will experience a cold boot issue. If it continues to draw current instead of dropping to normal ~5watt standby, it will loop.


For me to fix the loop I must;

1) Unplug PSU
2) Short CMOS Reset Pins
3) Remove battery
4) Hold power button for 5 seconds
5) Reinsert battery
6) Un-short reset pins
7) Plug in PSU
8) Turn on, system boot loops once to load backup BIOS (I'm guessing)
9) Back to default in BIOS


If I skip a step, it'll boot loop. Just removing battery, or just shorting the reset pins, will not return function.
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wait - so is this drawing 65 watts while turned off, yet still plugged in to he wall?
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did you try unplugging different devices? Sometimes devices like USB will pull power even when off if you are using some of the USb ports which have ON/OFF charge capability.
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