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SATA and overclocking

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New Member
Jul 8, 2004
I have a problem with overclocking on my ABIT IC7 board. Prior to installing and using SATA drives ( WD 120 , Hitachi 160 ) I was able to easily OC my P4 2.6c up to 3.25. Now with the SATA drives running when I OC they dissappear! Anyone else have this trouble or know a remedy? The Memory is Corsair 3200 and it works fine when the IDE drive is in the machine.

I am suing the onboard ICH5R SATA and they seem to work beautifully when not OC'd.


Feb 6, 2003
up state NJ
make sure you have the CPU:RAM ratio set to "fixed" in the soft menu (in BIOS).
overclocking the PCI bus can cause drives to disappear from explorer or become