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Hey guys. As you can see, I have a pretty old system.

But, since it's going to my brother at Christmas, I figured I'd overclock it a bit

Now.. I've tried overclocking it before - not good. I got to 1.92GHz Prime stable, but, the PCI bus wasn't locked so my HDD kept getting corrupted.

However, I recently came across a BIOS option called "Auto Detect PCI Clk"

This, being in the FSB options, would mean that when I bump up the FSB that, when enabled, this option would also cause the PCI bus to raise. So, if I disable this, would it lock the PCI frequency to stay at the same 33MHz? If so, I can get some extra performance out of this PWNAGE willamette without fear of my HDD getting corrupted.

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VIA, with the exception of the 800 Pro and 880 can't contain the PCI bus at 33MHz. Your only option is to be conservative in raising the FSB so, as you well know don't corupt data.
    
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And no, that will not do it.

It just check for which ports is being used, and those that aren't is what it will disable.
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