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Moop, well the only drives I have are my Caviar, and my Dvd drive. My dokker would need another hdd to pop into it to see if its running on there. I don't have another. I could try the disc drive?
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Ya, you could try that to see if your bios recognizes it properly. You could also try the caviar black in a different Sata III port if you have more than one.
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Yeah there's like 6 Sata 3 on this thing. Anyways. I ran the drivers and whatnot again, plugged the Caviar Black back into the Sata3 #1 spot, Dvd drive in the Sata2 # 1 and my Dokker in the Sata2 #2. Have no problems running the drive now. Guess I should have just tried to install them more than once before I asked. ^-^

I have another question tho. On my old MSI 870-G45, my CPU clock speed would adjust depending on what I was doing on my pc. I thought that was a feature with the CPU, now it seems to be locked at 3210mhz.

When I goto the Bios settings, I am just on the default Optimized settings, Set to normal.

Should it be locked? Like I have said before, its been years since I built a PC. Last PC I built was a P4, so this is all slightly new to me.
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I should also mention I am only running Core Temp. What should I run to do all the required tests for OC'ing and what not. I am still yet to OC this pc, was waiting to upgrade from the MSI to the Sabertooth. Any tips on where to start? Should I upgrade anything else again? lol
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What programs does everyone use to do all their testing? I am running my CPU on the normal setting in the EZ mode setting in the Bios. I noticed when I hit the performance button, it turns it up to 3724MHz, I tried it out and went back to the normal setting.

So am I ready to start tweaking things and OC'ing or is there anything else I should do first?

Edit: Sorry meant to add that I wanted to start taking temps and whatnot of me just running normal before I attempt to OC or even use that performance setting. I kinda want to know others opinions before I start messing with stuff.
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for OCing check this thread
it should have all the things you need to know biggrin.gif

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Thanks watching the videos now.
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I have seen some motherboards that will have some SATA as raid default make sure all raid options in the BIOS are off then retry.
    
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So I was watching those videos, and i got the idea of it, was playing with some numbers and whatnot. I have taken screen shots of the bios on the normal settings. I want to start turning stuff up, but I am not sure if I should turn down my ram or whatnot before I turn up the CPU. I want to do it in small increments because I don't want to overheat.

The problem with these videos is they are in an older Bios and I am using a UEFI Bios on the Sabertooth 990FX. I can post pics of all my numbers in the bios and my dram timing, if that helps.
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