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post #1 of 12
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hi,
i wasnt sure where to post this but here goes
i recently got a 64 3700 with zalman cooler, so i am trying to over clock it,
but when i try to put my fsb over 225 when it is about to load the OS it says invalid system disk, then if im lucky i can restart and set it back and it will load fine, but twice now i have restarted and set it back but it says boot files are corrupted and the only way to fix it is to reinstall windows.
anyone have any sugestions?
thanks
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just going to say that i am going to flash my bios in a little while
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post #3 of 12
flash your bios. adjust your memory timings, maybe even run a divider if your memory is lower quality. 3700 is a nice processor and should overclock nicely.
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that is going to happen my first attempts at overclocking led to me corrupting windows several times.if you have your windows install disk you can try the repair console and run chkdsk and see exactly what errors you get then just type help for the fix commands i think its fixboot and fixmbr or something like that.............
    
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Did you remember to lock the PCI/PCI-E bus speeds?
    
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Yep a tell-tale sign of an unstable overclock. Did you lock your PCI/AGP freq down to 33/66 while overclocking? Your corruption and/or disk read problems could be from not locking this and the bus for the hdd's is running unstable.

You should always lock these if your pushing an overclock first as they can make or break a stable overclock.

[Edit] Lol Adam and I are thinking on the same lines.. though I'm so used to saying PCI/AGP instead of now PCI-E
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post #7 of 12
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thx for your input, will give those a try.
and i have still got agp
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post #8 of 12
usually you get corruption from running the ram past its limits...

when overclocking you should be using memtest to find the max of the ram in mhz...that way you know what the limits are... if it's erroring trying to load windows a bios flash isnt going to help you...

You must find the max oc of the ram to know if you need a divider or not...if you dont you wont know where the instability is comming from and you'll only be left guessing...
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post #9 of 12
be sure to lock down your AGP at 67-68 MHz.
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post #10 of 12
has anyone mentioned memtest yet? http://www.memtest86.com/ might run this after you boot and see if it passes, if not then you need to play with memory timings, should help clear any memory problems
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