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My overclocking problem. Second try

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You may remember before, I had a problem with not being able to overclock my CPU. Well, it never got fixed, so im gonna try again, with more symptoms for you guys to use to try pinpointing the problem.
Heres a rundown of the problem:
-My computer boots fine when FSB frequency setting is set to "DIsabled" (No overclocking).
-If I enable this, even when keeping the FSB at the stock 200Mhz, Windows XP will not boot and hangs on the boot screen, with the little green loading bar going back and forth, with the hard drive light stating there is no hard drive activity. After it finally loads, it comes up with a registry error message and freezes Windows.
-I currently have my hard drives set as RAID0. This means they are both hooked up to IDE2 (DVD and CD drive on IDE1). If i were to install windows on a drive in IDE1 (non GigaRAID controlled channel), overclocking works fine, and Windows works perfectly.
-By keeping my current drive configuration (RAID0 in IDE2), and overclocking using Gigabytes CIA2 (auto overclock feature based on CPU usage), overclocking works fine and I can acheive clock speeds of up to 3.3Ghz

I think that all made sense. I used alot of big words!

I was at first thinking maybe something is overheating, thus causing the system to freeze and hang, but then why does CIA2 overclock the cpu fine? And if theres something wrong with my hardware, why does Windows work when a drive is hooked up to IDE1?

Also, a clean install of Windows does nothing to help with this.
Another point of interest is that Windows Vista will load fine if loaded onto the RAID array drive.

Hmmmmmm
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your mobo might not like to OC since it's a 945G chipset. I have the same board and it gave me all kind of trouble while trying to OCing it. Found out that the G chipset is not good for overclocking. I can OC mine a little, but it'll stable one day - unstable the next day... I mean it just driving me crazy.
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Originally Posted by brownbox View Post
-I currently have my hard drives set as RAID0. This means they are both hooked up to IDE2 (DVD and CD drive on IDE1). If i were to install windows on a drive in IDE1 (non GigaRAID controlled channel), overclocking works fine, and Windows works perfectly.
That right there tells me that it is something in the board changing, or disabling, or just not liking the overclocking option with the secondary IDE, and possibly the RAID controller. When you set it to overclocking mode, even if you don't OC, the board makes some kind of internal change to allow the chipset to OC....and that change causes the second IDE port to go wonky, and since your boot drive is on that port, it causes an error.

I would say put your boot array on IDE 1, but chances are, that change to the secondary IDE will then cause issues with your optical drives......
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perhaps if i try hooking my hard drives to IDE3? Wouldnt this stuff up the RAID and cause me to loose all my data?
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