Forumsee logo
Forumsee » Hardware » Computer Components » Read message
RSS: Subscribe to RSS

HDD failure after Overclocking i5 -4690k for the first time.

Intel CPUs - www.overclock.net
Hello all,

I am new to overclocking and this is my first attempt.

Here are the settings I changed in bios (MSI Gaming Z97 5):

Vcore: 1.35v

VCCIN Voltage: 1.7v

Ring Voltage: 1.1v

Core Ratio: 47

Ring Ratio: 35

EIST and Intel Turbo Boost: Enabled

CStates: Enabled, C7

Those are the only settings in my bios that I changed from default.

This overclock caused one of my HDD's to fail, I tried swapping the sata with another HDD and then that HDD started to fail. I asked around on reddit and someone told me I overclocked the PCI bus which was causing the SATA controller to crash. I don't think that is the case as according to CPU - Z my bus speed is 100 MHz and I did not touch the base clock in my bios settings, that remains at the default 100 MHz.

I stumbled upon this post: when googling the issue. I then came across this comment.

Quote:

It's more likely that the higher voltages and frequencies are affecting the actual SATA controller, even Intel boards can suffer this problem.

So I then decided to try a spare SATA cable and connect it to a different port on the mobo, voila the HDD is no longer failing with the overclock active.

I want to see if anyone knows why the SATA controller is crashing, if there is a way to stop it, and if not is it okay to keep the overclock while using the SATA port that is working. I want to make sure I'm not damaging the mobo or something.

Thanks for any help '); }
Date: Jul 17, 2017   


Last videos:

Power Supply teardown - Be Quiet E6-500w - youtube vid
Power Supply teardown - Be Quiet E6-500w - youtube vid
Power Supply teardown - Be Quiet E6-500w - youtube vid
Power Supply teardown - Be Quiet E6-500w - youtube vid
Cryorig H7 way loose on Asus Crosshair VI Hero.
Cryorig H7 way loose on Asus Crosshair VI Hero.
Ryzen Overclock Causing Windows to Crash?
Ryzen Overclock Causing Windows to Crash?
Only Asus gaming motherboard has real auto tuning OC out of all brands?
Only Asus gaming motherboard has real auto tuning OC out of all brands?
Look like Ryzen 3 gaming potential is far behind comparing to latest i3
Look like Ryzen 3 gaming potential is far behind comparing to latest i3
AMD ThreadRipper/Ryzen-9 info
AMD ThreadRipper/Ryzen-9 info
AMD ThreadRipper/Ryzen-9 info
AMD ThreadRipper/Ryzen-9 info

Cars ·
Travel ·
Pets ·
production-frontend