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Quote: Originally Posted by acquacow View Post
I've had three Sandisk Ultra II SSDs die during my overclocking experiments over the last few years. They don't seem to like sudden hard-power-off events when your PC locks up.

My Samsung/Intel/Fusion-io, and even SanDisk Extreme Pro SSDs all have worked fine through all of it. It's just each time, one of my SanDisk Ultra IIs would fail.
There you have it! If you google you will find other people whose SSDs died while trying to OC..

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Take out the corsair sticks and OC the snot out of it. If you don't want to risk corrupting a drive you should just OC with a Windows bootable stick...or Linux.
This is a very good idea! I could disconnect the SSD and boot Windows from a USB (is that really possible?). When I am sure that the OC is stable and working, I could connect the SSD back and everything should be fine (hopefully). .. But why should I take out the corsair sticks? Which ones? And why?



Any good link with a step by step procedure to OC an i7-920 on a EX58-UD5 mobo?
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Quote: Originally Posted by acquacow View Post
I've had three Sandisk Ultra II SSDs die during my overclocking experiments over the last few years. They don't seem to like sudden hard-power-off events when your PC locks up.

My Samsung/Intel/Fusion-io, and even SanDisk Extreme Pro SSDs all have worked fine through all of it. It's just each time, one of my SanDisk Ultra IIs would fail.

then power offs killed your drives, not OCing

My Sandisk drive was my OS drive until I got my NVME and I never had any issues when things hard locked and needed the power yanked.

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Yeah just overclock. I myself am sitting on 4Ghz with my i7 930

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Quote: Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
then power offs killed your drives, not OCing



My Sandisk drive was my OS drive until I got my NVME and I never had any issues like that.
Either the hard power-offs (shouldn't kill an SSD) or Metadata being written by the ssd controller during the power-off (shouldn't kill an SSD) killed the ssd.

Like I said, my SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB didn't die, but over the course of a year, I killed three Ultra II 960GB drives.

The ultra IIs just aren't designed with multiple crashes in a row as a normal operating environment.

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Quote: Originally Posted by acquacow View Post
Either the hard power-offs (shouldn't kill an SSD) or Metadata being written by the ssd controller during the power-off (shouldn't kill an SSD) killed the ssd.

Like I said, my SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB didn't die, but over the course of a year, I killed three Ultra II 960GB drives.

The ultra IIs just aren't designed with multiple crashes in a row as a normal operating environment.

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First person I ever heard with that complaint. "Like I said", my Sandisk (Ultra II 480GB) is fine, multiple builds with suicide runs for HWBOT with dozens of crashes back to back and still trucking along fine.

Power off any drive at the right (wrong?) time and it'll cause issues. It's not an isolated issue to Ultra IIs.

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Take out the 2GB ram sticks so you can run in triple channel mode which is faster. Having mis-matched ram usually forces it to run in single channel mode.

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Those chips are very easy to get quite a bit OC on, I have a i7 930 which is not very different to your 920, only its rated at 2.8GHz, I got mine quite easily to 4.0/4.2GHz on a mid range air cooler. Thats a huge improvement over stock, I doubled my score on cinebench R15. However its still a very dated system and I certainly wouldn't be trying to play games on it. So what you should do depends entirely on what your goal is. If its just for web browsing and watching videos then overclock it and you'll be pleased with the result, if you're wanting to get into modern games then you will need to upgrade.

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Quote: Originally Posted by loulis View Post
There you have it! If you google you will find other people whose SSDs died while trying to OC..



This is a very good idea! I could disconnect the SSD and boot Windows from a USB (is that really possible?). When I am sure that the OC is stable and working, I could connect the SSD back and everything should be fine (hopefully). .. But why should I take out the corsair sticks? Which ones? And why?



Any good link with a step by step procedure to OC an i7-920 on a EX58-UD5 mobo?
You'd pull the stick because your system is going to use the timings of the slowest set and because if you plan is to OC you can't count on different kits (let alone sizes) to clock at the same rate.
Yes you can install Windows to a USB device (wintousb with 7 is easiest, doesn't need to be activated) or you can simply make a 20gb partition on an internal drive.
Window MIGHT install on a 32gb flash drive without a tool is you format it NTFS but it might not, I can't recall.


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Those chips are very easy to get quite a bit OC on, I have a i7 930 which is not very different to your 920, only its rated at 2.8GHz, I got mine quite easily to 4.0/4.2GHz on a mid range air cooler. Thats a huge improvement over stock, I doubled my score on cinebench R15. However its still a very dated system and I certainly wouldn't be trying to play games on it. So what you should do depends entirely on what your goal is. If its just for web browsing and watching videos then overclock it and you'll be pleased with the result, if you're wanting to get into modern games then you will need to upgrade.
Any Intel CPU with 4c/8t is going to run 60fps in most modern games just fine if the GPU is there to do so. I just used a 4690k with 8gb 1333mhz, it struggled trying to do constant 120fps but if you have VRR or set a 60fps cap you can get away with almost any 4c CPU.

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Those chips are very easy to get quite a bit OC on, I have a i7 930 which is not very different to your 920, only its rated at 2.8GHz, I got mine quite easily to 4.0/4.2GHz on a mid range air cooler. Thats a huge improvement over stock, I doubled my score on cinebench R15. However its still a very dated system and I certainly wouldn't be trying to play games on it. So what you should do depends entirely on what your goal is. If its just for web browsing and watching videos then overclock it and you'll be pleased with the result, if you're wanting to get into modern games then you will need to upgrade.
Thats not correct. I have a 1080 Ti with my 930 at 4Ghz and I play games well. My only limit right now is my 6Gb ram which I am bumping to 12 on Friday. GTAV, Witcher 3, AC Origins, Arkham knight all run well on it.

Tried it on 1440p and now 4K. of course at 1080p in some games there are bottlenecks but you're already sitting at 100 fps so don't care. But the X58 is still kicking butt and I don't plan on upgrading for another 2 years

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