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ive been into overclocking ever since i first got into computers 10 or so years ago. back then only some motherboards offered a feature called "pci lock" or something similar which would lock the pci bus at 33/66/100mhz while overclocking. this helped keep data from becoming corrupt when written to the hard drive.

the questions i have are, does Sata have this same issue with data being corrupt? what about USB?

i have never seen this lock feature on any newer motherboards and have never really had a problem until recently. i have a system thats overclocked and as a fairly large amount of data on it. (right around 1TB) and some of the data has become corrupt. The drives are running on Sata which is why i asked. would usb offer some protection from this? in the form of an external USB drive?

thanks
 

EarthDog

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That lock feature is certainly there for PCIe...its on my board. I do not beleive the USB ports will have a corruption issue, no. Actually, I havent seen sata have that issue either... maybe b/c I put the pcie locks on? Not sure.
 

ThePerfectCore

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It's nearly impossible to find a motherboard now that DOESN'T lock the busses. I think your data corruption problems stem from elsewhere.
 
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the system in question has a DFI lanparty UT 3200 cfx and I can not find any pcix lock, the only thing i found that maybe close is a PCIx common clock.

another system i have which was built around the same time has a PCIE spread spectrum and allows you to adjust the pcie clock. default is set to 100mhz.