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    Have I finally paid the price of overclocking?

    Last week I lost 1 CD burner and 2 LS-120's. I guess the 42mhz PCI finnaly took its tolls.

    Or you guys think I just have a bad stroke of luck last week?
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    42mhz PCI !!!!!!!, you deserve all you get

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    42 MHz PCI BUS???? Was your FSB @ 168 or was it @ 126 but you didn't use a 1/4 PCI divider (or maybe your mobo doesn't have one?)?

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    I'm thinking a celeron @83.
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    oh yeah .... sorry, I often forget the other side of 100 MHz ...

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    Ouch! That sucks...

    Thats why I only OC to levels where my PCI bus is a spec, I just cant afford the down time of sending things in for RMA. It really limits the numbers I can aim for though, either really low or really high.
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    hehe 42mhz on my puter took the toll of one of jopey's cd-roms... so i decided to stop there

    too bad the 1/4 doesn't turn on until 136mhz (sucks, eh?)

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    Time for a new burner. 4x4x32 should do nicely. That'll have to go into the Seattle mb since that thing can't overclock.

    Funny, I was just going to ask you guys few weeks ago if the pci bus is harmful to my comp's health. Guess I found out the hard way.
    Intel Duron 866 mhz
    Abit KT7 Raid
    TNT Ultra 64 mb
    64 mb Ram
    WD 4.3 gb HD
    Logitech Explorer
    19" Sony TFT display
    56K Cable Modem
    Abit Floppy
    Iomega Keyboard
    [b] Meet the ladies
    12X CDROM
    14.4 DVD

    Windows 95 ME

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    Three different items fried at the same time? No way that was caused by your 42 MHz PCI bus. If that kills anything, it would happen over a long period of time at different rates. Plus, you'd see some instabilities and errors first. It had to be a power spike killing stuff that's directly connected to the supply. The regulators on the mobo protected it, the CPU, the PCI and AGP cards, and SDRAM. And your hard and floppy drives probably could handle the spike, while the CD-R/CD-RW and LS-120 drives couldn't. That's my guess.

    [This message has been edited by Dave_B (edited 05-23-2000).]
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