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    Silly Question....Maybe

    My Epox 8k9a causes HD data corruption around 195FSB. Would using a Maxtor (Promise) ATA controller keep the drives running in spec while overclocked, and prevent this from happening?

    Just a thought...

    thx

    NFz
    Last edited by Nukfutz; May 21st, 2003 at 11:08 AM.
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    Since this would be using the PCI bus which will also be overclocked it might work a little better but I wouldn't expect it to prevent the corruption completely. Maybe it being a better quality component might make it less susceptible to this problem though. 195/5 = 39Mhz (over 33Mhz default). If your mobo has a PCI/AGP lock like the nForce2 based boards then it would probably solve your problems...
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    Thx Arris

    I wish this board had a PCI/AGP lock, unfortunately it does not (KT400).

    On my local area computer classifeds, someone is selling a used Promise ATA Controller Card......I had a glimmer of hope of obtaining 200FSB

    I may pick it up anyways, make a ghost image of my HD, and give it a whirl

    Thanks for the prompt response,

    NFz
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