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Ive had the original HDD for a year before it crapped out on me last year. That HDD had been on a couple different variations of my current set up. My SSD has my OS and a few programs, my HDD as everything else and the VM I fold with (Fold on the CPU only). In the last month a went from the same set up w/ a Asus Z68 Gen 3 to a Asus P67 Pro Motherboard and I got a new Corsair AX850 PSU. While on the Z68 everything was great, ran solid, was OC'd and was folding on it for an entire month. I then put the Z68 on a dedicated folding rig and put the P67 on the rig with the HDD that crashed (along with the new PSU at the same time). I had to RMA the first P67 because it wouldnt let me OC the RAM. SO then I got another and it accepted RAM settings at 2133. For the most part it has had the same settings as it did with the Z68 was on it.. (same OC settings)

What Happened
I had to take the folding rig offline for maintenance, so I folding on the rig in question for acouple days. It was giving me problems and at one point it say that I had an error on my screen and the "E" drive disappeared, I rebooted it with it plugged into a difference sata port.. It was running funny for the next acouple of days and by the end of the week I went into the cmd prompt and did a chkdsk on the E and found it was totally corrupt. So I got another one and had to fold on it last night. This time i decreased the bclk to its original 100 and lowered the OC. It was folding fine for 2 hrs while I was watching the walking dead on my computer at the same time.. Then the voices got funny froze.. The E drive dissappeared again.. Lucky it was only a corrupt file and I reformated it and its fine now.. But I am worried

What did I do wrong?
Ive been OC;ing for a year now and folding solid on the computer w/ the same settings for a month (while using the Z68 board), now with the P67 board I am having corruption errors? And even lost a HDD? I didnt really think a bad OC (lets say its a bad OC, even though I doubt it is) would affect the HDD..It didnt crash or BSOD.. I mean should I worry that anything I do that stresses or puts load on the computer could corrupt the HDD? How do I fix/avoid this problem.. (other than not fold on it or not OC it) I dont see why I would get these errors in such a time frame.. In 2 weeks I almost killed 2 HDDs?

I would appreciate anyone with advice could chime in and let me know what I should do.. ust hoping I didnt damage my components..
post #2 of 30
try running HDD Regenerator so it can find and fix bad sectors.
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Are you stability testing long enough? Before I use my overclocked systems for daily use, I run stability tests for days. I don't want a tiny corruption error slowly messing up my drives' filesystems.

Also, be cautious with chkdsk. One time it reported corruption for me and offered to fix it. I said no and ran memtest first - one bad stick of RAM. biggrin.gif I replaced that stick and then chkdsk said every filesystem was fine. I could've screwed my FS and files over by "fixing" it on an unstable system.

That said, maybe your drives are going bad? What does Defraggler report under the Health tab? Can you take a screenshot?

http://www.piriform.com/defraggler
     
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ur timings could be the culprit. Test with different command rates, if you are using 1t mabye try 2t. Try running hyperpi 32m. If your memorys to blame for the corruption then hyperpi should throw "not exact in round" errors. And i might suggest memtest32 for several passes
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

Are you stability testing long enough? Before I use my overclocked systems for daily use, I run stability tests for days. I don't want a tiny corruption error slowly messing up my drives' filesystems.
Also, be cautious with chkdsk. One time it reported corruption for me and offered to fix it. I said no and ran memtest first - one bad stick of RAM. biggrin.gif I replaced that stick and then chkdsk said every filesystem was fine. I could've screwed my FS and files over by "fixing" it on an unstable system.
That said, maybe your drives are going bad? What does Defraggler report under the Health tab? Can you take a screenshot?
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

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I couldnt check the health of the SSD.. it wasnt an option but I am sure it is fine..

What scares me is I was just watching a short video clip on the next and the sounds was bugging out...

About to complete the first pass of prime.. I am not too sure what else to do unless I Memtest it..

I downloaded Hyper PI .99b and I went to run the 32m test and once I hit start it went not responding..

Ive never run this test before, but would you say its a ram problem?
Edited by JMattes - 3/26/12 at 3:53pm
post #6 of 30
i think you should try and run memtest86 as its a bootable program and you won't be in a Windows environment. That way you can be absolutely sure it's your ram. I usually just download and burn a copy of ubuntu and run memtest from there. But if it turns out your ram is stable after some passes with memtest it may be time to pick up a new drive.
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i actually just ordered a thumb drive to use for memtesting. I hope to just identify the problemm.. i was also having a problem where when it crashed the drive would disappear off my computer.. which indicates a psu problem but with the ssd on the same power line i dont see it as the problem..

As far as the new hhd.. i already got a new one and the.problem.is.continuing thats y i made the thread.. i dont know what the problem is.. i also replaced the sata cable
post #8 of 30
Hmm... that one is peculiar.

Do you have access to a second computer, by any chance? If you do, you could try the drive out in that computer. That would probably tell you whether the problem is in the drive or your computer. If it randomly vanishes from that computer as well, you know it's internal to the drive. (It's highly unlikely two separate computers would have the exact same problem.)

2 UDMA CRC Errors isn't a huge amount. I got 302 of them from one HDTune benchmark with a bad cable. biggrin.gif Since you replaced it, everything should be good now cable wise and it will stop increasing.
     
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It sounds like a good idea.. I honestly doubt its the HDD though... my first drive corrupted withing the fist week of having the new board.. and the second one within the first 24hrs?

Come on it cant be a HDD problem.. But since I am willing to try anything to fix it..

Thought about just buying another SDD...Problem doesnt seem to effact my SDD or the whole computer would crash..

But I mean that solution isnt really fair when the problem isnt my fault and I dont have the money to spend :/
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Do you overclock via bclck? It causes data corruption with sb chips..
 
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