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I guess this goes in the intel section, seeing as I have an intel cpu... if not, mods please move.

Anyway, so I was wondering, is it true that if you have a RAID array set (as I do with RAID 0), and you try to overclock your CPU, that your RAID array could be corrupted, and the system would have trouble reading the drives? Also, is it possible that this could be the reason why my system wont boot and hangs on the Windows XP boot screen as soon as I overclock even a little bit?

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I have never heard of overclocking and RAID0 directly affecting each other, i have RAID0 and overclock and have been fine.

But it is true that overclocking can mess up almost anything.
You may be hanging on the windows xp load screen because of an unstable overclock, go back to stock or give your cpu more volts then try again.

If it boots with stock settings then it's an unstable overclock.
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If you oc and your system hangs in windows,mean is no stable.And some hadware is not working rigth.And yes you can mess up your hdd or corrupted.Is minimum the damage and you can fixed if you know what happen.Is good to remember that when you oc a system you are,pushing a hardware beyond what it made for.
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Just curious but how much is oc just a little bit exactly
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Just curious but how much is oc just a little bit exactly
I don't get the question.
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Ya raid shouldn't mess up the oc process. I've been raid only for quite some time, and I've never had any problems. OC'ing does have a chance of corrupting your system, but it doesn't matter if it's raid or not really. A sata port is a sata port right? I guess maybe your chances go up a tiny bit, only since you're using more ports, there's more paths for corruption.

But honestly I've pushed several rigs, raided or not, to the point of instability/crash/restart several times, and everything is fine. I did corrupt windows once on my girlfriends rig though, but I was pushing it alot too.

To minimize your chances of corruption (if you wanna push it a little that is), I'd say don't do much on the rig until you know it's stable. Let windows boot up, but then just run only orthos, coretemp, or whatever you use for stress testing. If it's not working on something, it can't corrupt it as easily right? Remember too, corruption isn't only about the hard drives. You could just as easily have an unstable cpu or ram write corrupted data to the hard drive, and in that case it wouldn't matter if the raid was working perfectly or not you know?


That's a couple times now I've heard about this raid "paranoia" (not saying you're paranoid dude ). It's crap though, that slim chance for corruption is always there. I say raid it up, and let the clocks fly .

There are boards out there though (usually cheapo POS mobo's), that can't lock the speeds. In that case then yes, it is possible for your sata drives to not be recognized if you OC too high. Maybe that's what you're talking about? That applies to all the sata ports though, not raid specifically. Anyway in general, there is nothing to worry about with raid + OC .
    
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