Greetings, last night tried my first overclock using http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardware/110267-c2d-overclocking-guide-beginners-p5k-add.html as a guide. Went to 3.2, ran Orthos for a couple of hours. Great, had no problems. Increase my CPU volt to 1.5 and FSB to 425. Nice 3.4.....ran Orthos for only about 20 minutes. Now i am brazen, FSB up to 450 and i reboot but it crashes. I up the CPU to 1.625 and it boots up fine. Run Orthos for about 1minute and it crashes. No biggie. Now the problem, when i reboot it says i have a "Disk Read Error push Ctrl Alt Del to reboot. I set all BIOS setting to default, and it keeps giving me the Ctrl Alt Del. Any ideas what to do next??????
System is - E6750, P5k-E wifi, 2GB OCZ Plat. Rev 2, Western Digital 320GB CAVIAR SATA II 7200 RPM 16MB, Thermalright Ultra -120A, 3 120mm Scythe Fans (1 on 120A, 2 for Case fans).
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If you got the retail version of the HD, you would have received a cd with a program that will check your HD, just set bios to boot from CD
You can probably DL the program from WD website. I've had both a Samsung and a WD have issues and customer service for both companies wanted me to run their little programs to see what the problem was.
At worst it will help you narrow the problem down some.
thanks xringx and ohiou for the advice. I got pissed and just went out and bought a new harddrive. Windows wouldn't install on it. Nearly lost it, so i did what i was trying to avoid and reinstalled on the original drive. the datalifeguard from the WD site just would not work on the computer....i tried. Nonetheless, got an extra HD now, lost a tank load of data etc. when i reinstalled, but i digress. after spending all day and night getting it back to somewhat normal, i overclocked it to 3.4, no more no less. orthos tonight when i sleep. $150 redundant extra Hd learning experience but.........