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I'm using a Dell SAS card and a fujitsu 15K RPM drive, The PCI-E slot it is in is apparently only a 4x mode slot (Where as the card calls for 8x) There are settings in the BIOS to change clock speeds for the PCI-E slots. I'm wondering if this would increase performance of my SAS? It doesn't seem to perform as well as it should (The Windows rating is only a 5.9 where as I've heard of people with the same drive / card getting a 6.5+) Or does this only apply for Graphics cards in Crossfire mode?
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From what I've read OCing the PCI lanes any more than a couple megahertz isn't stable.
    
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From what I've read OCing the PCI lanes any more than a couple megahertz isn't stable.

I honestly wouldn't know, I've never had the option to overclock anything side from the RAM / CPU. I'm probably just going to dump this SAS drive and put in a standard 7200RPM SATA drive in.. Simply because they perform the same, But the SATA drive takes up less space and has more capacity.
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Hmm. I'm not gonna risk it until I can get more input...
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overclock pci-e and be ready if your data is corrupted
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overclock pci-e and be ready if your data is corrupted

Huh? What do you mean?
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Huh? What do you mean?

OC'ing the PCI-E has its own sets of trouble it may corrupt your HDD data. There may be heat issues and overclocking the PCIE would not yield any benefits , during OC PCIE should be left alone.
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OC'ing the PCI-E has its own sets of trouble it may corrupt your HDD data.

Yea, it makes your kitten collections ugly
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OC'ing the PCI-E has its own sets of trouble it may corrupt your HDD data. There may be heat issues and overclocking the PCIE would not yield any benefits , during OC PCIE should be left alone.

I see. Well even if I did go that route, There isn't anything important on that drive. Just my OS. I think I might just save up for an SSD. Considering the performance of this drive is that of a 1.5gb/s 5400RPM SATA drive... When it could perform better if it was in an 8x slot.
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I see. Well even if I did go that route, There isn't anything important on that drive. Just my OS. I think I might just save up for an SSD. Considering the performance of this drive is that of a 1.5gb/s 5400RPM SATA drive... When it could perform better if it was in an 8x slot.

OS is still data smile.gif there are chances of corruption , and you probably may or not benefit from ocing the PCI-E. as i said earlier there are chances of more heat on the board.
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