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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    How the hell did you learn so much? I wouldn't have had a clue certain motherboards would affect the windows install on the hard drive??

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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    Quote Originally Posted by minibrum View Post
    How the hell did you learn so much? I wouldn't have had a clue certain motherboards would affect the windows install on the hard drive??
    Easy, I learn from my mistakes....and the mistakes that I see others make.

    You can also learn a lot by spending time in forums where there are experienced members who frequently help others.

    When you install windows, do not have any other ssd's or hard drives installed at the same time, otherwise windows can cause possible problems with the o/s drive's MBR.

    BTW, I think that the problem might be caused by an ASRock Extreme3 driver/program that isn't compatible with your Extreme9 motherboard, even though both are 990FX boards.
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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    Yeah it's installed Windows now, I left my gaming hard drive attached though :/ it only has games on it nothing else will it have been a problem?? It's just installing all the drivers now yeah I'll know better from now on ^.^ then I can just plug my old ssd in and format it can't I and all will be good?

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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    The best way to find out if there is an o/s MBR problem is to shut off your system, remove the hard drive and then see if you have any problems booting into windows.

    Hopefully there won't be any problems or confusion booting into windows after you reinstall the other ssd which also has windows installed on it.

    You can use the Samsung Magician software to do a secure erase on the original ssd after you are sure that there aren't any files on it that need to be copied or saved. The secure erase puts the erased ssd back to "like new" condition and then you can partition the erased ssd.
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
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    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
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    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    How do I format my drives -_- it has to have the two plugged in like you said, I was installing before you messaged me back... This is so frustrating....

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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    I'm confused by "it has to have the two plugged in". Both ssd's?

    Did you finish installing and updating windows with your o/s ssd and hard drive installed?

    After the initial install, did you first load the INF file and then install all needed ASRock/AMD drivers?

    Is the Samsung Magician software installed?

    Did you run Magician to secure erase and then format/partition either of your ssd's?

    Intel systems have an Infinst file and I assume that AMD has a similar file.
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    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
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    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    If you need your o/s ssd and hard drive installed for your system to boot, windows probably "misplaced" the ssd's MBR (Master Boot Record) and the install is flawed.

    If this is the case, the only fix that I know of is to do a secure erase on your flawed ssd using another computer and then reinstalling windows on your ssd again, with no other hard drives or ssd's installed.
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    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    Nah it was what you said, it put info on the gaming hard drive and I tried booting without it like you said, all sorted now, reinstalled with just one ssd in and now I just need to format the other 2 then it's finally sorted, just gotta put all my games back on -_- haha

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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    Glad to hear that you are making progress.

    Sorry for the delay in replying, but I've been multi-tasking with another helpless (hapless?) forum member in his AsRock z97 Extreme 9 wont power on thread.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    Yeah it's all working fine now just finishing installing all my games, right I have a question, the motherboard has this overclocking thing where you press x on boot and it overclock the system for you, trust or not to trust? Other than that just waiting for crysis 3 to finish installing then I can start overclocking the graphics cards if I shouldn't trust it, but supposedly it does the ram, processor and gpu's 0.0 and overclocks the motherboard itself north bridge and south bridge

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