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Ok, so originally I had a gigabyte mobo, and a WD HD. with my 3000+ and samsung memory etc..etc..

After working on overclocking, and sometimes pushing it too far, the system starts to do this wierd thing where it boots into windows fine, but I am unable to enter my computer. If i click on my computer, it brings me to the window, but it only has the searchlight cascading over the folder.... It takes 4ish minutes to search and finally let me access my HD's or opticals from my documents, otherwise i could boot up and start running, say BF2 right away if the cd is in the drive.

Now, I bought a new mobo, ram, CPU and harddirve, then set it up and was overclocking, all I did was add a safe amount of voltage to my cpu, ram, and chipset, as well as bump my PCI express freq to 106mhz. Then when i booted up, its having its same fit as described above, now i had both my old and my new HD (new hd as primary) so i could retrieve the stuff stored on the old drive... and now... same old problem..

Could it be my copy of windows is corrupted somehow... or... is it because i have amodded windows installation or something? I dont know, any help/ suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Now, I bought a new mobo, ram, CPU and harddirve,

Could it be my copy of windows is corrupted somehow... or... is it because i have amodded windows installation or something?

First off, what do you mean by a modded installation? That alone would be a source of concern. Either way, in most cases purchasing a new mobo, ram, cpu, and HDD at the same time will require a clean install of windows, if not at the very least a repair install. Your best bet will be a clean install though.
 

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its a clean install, and its an install of a DLed windows.. a dvd install with lots of apps on it, someone on another forum suggested it might be cuz i raised the PCI freq. but ive heard that stabilizes oc's sometimes
 

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its a clean install, and its an install of a DLed windows.. a dvd install with lots of apps on it, someone on another forum suggested it might be cuz i raised the PCI freq. but ive heard that stabilizes oc's sometimes

I am not sure what you mean by an install of a downloaded windows, I was not aware that you could buy Windows through digital download. That being said, you should never up your PCI freq. It should actually be locked at 33.3 MHZ. Upping the PCI freq will only lead to corruption as you are seeing, and possibly even cause hardware to stop responding. I have heard, though cant confirm, that upping the PCI freq can even go as far as cause actual damage to the hardware. Lastly, it has NO positive affect on an overclock. That may well be your problem.
 

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I am not sure what you mean by an install of a downloaded windows, I was not aware that you could buy Windows through digital download. That being said, you should never up your PCI freq. It should actually be locked at 33.3 MHZ. Upping the PCI freq will only lead to corruption as you are seeing, and possibly even cause hardware to stop responding. I have heard, though cant confirm, that upping the PCI freq can even go as far as cause actual damage to the hardware. Lastly, it has NO positive affect on an overclock. That may well be your problem.

On my pci express frequency??
 

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Could it be my copy of windows is corrupted somehow... or... is it because i have amodded windows installation or something? I dont know, any help/ suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
run m$ police gonna get you
 

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On my pci express frequency??
PCI-E is different. You can safely run your PCI-E above recommended with no negative results, and it can help stabilize the overclock on your video cards. I believe you stated above that you changed the PCI frequency, which can cause corruption. Either way, you can raise your PCI-E, however, do so with caution, like I said about raising the PCI, I have heard, though cannot confirm, that raising the PCI-E can cause physical damage to cards (that being said, my 680i runs my video cards at 115mhz pci-e and I have seen no ill effects). Also, nforce boards are famous for sata corruption when you run a high FSB... that might also be a culprit.
 

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hmm i did have my FSB at 300mhz, maybe my motherboard doesnt like it that high? it seemed ok at around 270 1:1 with my memory.. hmm
 

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Gah! I shoudl have just bought a DFI!!!

yeah I know, Im a bad person.. ill prolly buy XP this winter...
 
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