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1/5 Divider on kx7-333

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Krowa 02

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Im having problems with my 40 gig western digital hd running higher than 166 fsb. Im trying to find out if there is any possible way to check if my 1/5 divider is actually on or working...

My hd randomly shuts off or shuts itself off while running games or benchmakrs etc.. and its starting to **** me off because if I have to buy a new hd, I may have to wait a while to get a ps2 :(
 

Tipycol

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I think you have to set the 5th divider in the bios on the KX7-333, it doesn't kick in automatically when you set the fsb to 166. If you are looking for a program that checks the buses, SiSoft's Sandra program will report the exact buses that are going through the pci/agp devices.
 

Tipycol

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Well I'm not sure about that, but I just read the buses it posts and not the divider. Did you check the divider in the bios anyway?
 
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Krowa 02

Krowa 02

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I selected 5:2:1 so im guessing it should be working, just cant think of what else is making my hd spaz out, so im guessing there is a problem with this divider.

<EDIT>

I just checked sandra and it posted my PCI speed to be 42 mhz, which would be 1/4 of 166 which is my current speed. I think something is wrong with my divider.
 

Wood Shop

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Sandra also shows my divider (ABIT KX7-333R) as being 1/4 when I have 1/5 selected. However, I am currently running a 185FSB with no problems so I think that it is working. (memory is Corair3200CL2 with most aggressive timings)
 

Seal

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yeah there is a sandra prob with displaying the 1/5 as 1/4, i get it too. as long as its 1/5 in cmos then ull b ok. im on 181bus. u overclocked yet? i heared that WD Hd's cant take a quick bus very well. if not, did u drop it? only takes 3/4 inch drop to break a hd. Is it nackered/old?
 
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Krowa 02

Krowa 02

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Now that I think of it, when I was at a lan about 3 months ago, my old pc fell over on its side, might have hit the hd.

I guess im gonna run at 166 bus for the time being, gonna hold out on a new hd, I need a ps2 ;)

BTW, if anyone could recomend a hd for me, that would rock ;)
 

Seal

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Seagate barracuda range is the best! Its ultra silent - 3dba and its one of the fastest hard drives around! i got a 80gb barracuda and its amazing.
 

Robin Hood

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Has anyone else tried Sandra 3?

It is still reporting 1/4 instead of 1/5 - no worries, but...

KX7-333[R] v1.0 :eek: sure I have r1.1 - anyone else?
 

rickd

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Krowa 02, I'm using the Western Digital "SPECIAL EDITION" 80GB 7200RPM they really rock I have 2 in raid0 great HD's RickD