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Has anyone with this board experience this problem? Sometimes I can run the computer for hours and not a hiccup. Other times it complete freezes, usually after HD access. I've run diagnostics on the drive, and physically its fine. I've run chkdsk as well, nothing comes up. However I looked at the event log and just before the crash this is what I got.



Anyone figured out what causes this?
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Well mat such things can also be due to a HDD having bad sectors. Get the Diagnostic tool here :http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/

However i had this issue also not a long time ago and it turned out not to be the sectors but the Drivers for the SATA controller. I would go to the manufacturers website of the Controller and download there latest drivers.

Also dont forget a BIOS update may help also.
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Well mat such things can also be due to a HDD having bad sectors. Get the Diagnostic tool here :http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/

However i had this issue also not a long time ago and it turned out not to be the sectors but the Drivers for the SATA controller. I would go to the manufacturers website of the Controller and download there latest drivers.

Also dont forget a BIOS update may help also.
Already have run full hardware diagnostics on the drive, its fine, drivers are the newest available for the board, as well as the bios. I'm pretty sure its teh re-occurring problem that the NF4 boards had with sata2 drives. I've contacted seagate about a firmware update for the drive to see if it fixes it.
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I'm running a WD raptor without any issues thus far. Wish I could offer some advice. the raptors are SATA 1 though.
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If a BIOS update does not work, check your RAID BIOS settings. If you are not using RAID (and it appears that way from your sig rig) RAID should be disabled. If you want RAID enabled, be sure your drivers are up to date.
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Raid is disabled, its not that, might be a voltage issue, but not sure which one to increase. Putting the drive to sata 1 mode doesn't fix the problem either.
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I'm running a WD raptor without any issues thus far. Wish I could offer some advice. the raptors are SATA 1 though.
Raid is turned off in the bios, it might be a voltage issue on the board, not sure which value to increase. How much of an OC have you gotten on your board Robilar?
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I doubt its a voltage issue. However Drop and overclock you have and see if you still get the problem so we can eliminate the OC as the issue.
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Has anyone with this board experience this problem? Sometimes I can run the computer for hours and not a hiccup. Other times it complete freezes, usually after HD access. I've run diagnostics on the drive, and physically its fine. I've run chkdsk as well, nothing comes up. However I looked at the event log and just before the crash this is what I got.



Anyone figured out what causes this?

Curious whats your max fsb?
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Found out it is an OC issue, I ran seatools, did a full surface scan etc. on stock settings, the drive passes with flying colours. However I put the OC back to 1846 FSB (3.2Ghz) and EVERY SINGLE CYLINDER FAILS on the surface test. So basically the sata controller corrupts the drive if you OC too high, running the test again @ 2.8ghz to see if it still happens. Looks like nvidia needs to work on that bios some more. (its not a driver issue as seatools is a stand alone dos utility)
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