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Thanks for the awesome replies! Now I know that ridiculous voltages will damage the system. I knew that before, but still thanks. Thank you also for answering the question for how long should I run a Prime95 stress test.

There still is something unclear for me though..
What do you exactly mean with data corruption?
Do you lose all your data or the recently added files?
Will data corruption kill the Operating system?

But will this data corruption also damage my Hard Disk Drive?

Please reply..
You can lose or corrupt any data you are currently using when you crash

I've seen OS's die from an unstable system that simply crashed too much and finally corrupted something in the system files.

But it doesn't happen too often

And you can usually just restore the system files with no loss of personal data

It's not much to worry about really for the purpose of overclocking (a few lockups back to back). Cases of corrupted system files that I see are usually from a total computer novice who lets their PC lock up continually for a long period of time even though they use it a lot.
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I remember one time when I locked up due to thermal issues on my sigrig.

The BIOS numpad + and - keys are reversed (+ lowers, - increases)
Almost booted this chip on stock air with 1.8v when attempting to return it to the stock voltages.

Was kinda tempted for a few seconds to give it a try...
Nah. Not giving this rig up until modern day games are absolutely unplayable.
    
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I remember one time when I locked up due to thermal issues on my sigrig.

The BIOS numpad + and - keys are reversed (+ lowers, - increases)
Almost booted this chip on stock air with 1.8v when attempting to return it to the stock voltages.

Was kinda tempted for a few seconds to give it a try...
Nah. Not giving this rig up until modern day games are absolutely unplayable.
I doubt you can hold 30fps
post #14 of 19
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Thanks a lot for the fast replies again!
How exactly could I restore important system files in case they get corrupted?
You do it with the Windows DVD, but how exactly.. I'm sorry for me being a noob and asking such simple questions. I just never did things like that. I know most of these things, but I never knew how to restore corrupted system files.

Could you try to explain it to me?
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I doubt you can hold 30fps
With a 1680x1050, if I can't hold 35 FPS,
I shift to my offscreen which is a smaller 1440x900.

(It better work by then or else parts start flying around. Or I give up and stick with TF2.)


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Thanks a lot for the fast replies again!
How exactly could I restore important system files in case they get corrupted?
You do it with the Windows DVD, but how exactly.. I'm sorry for me being a noob and asking such simple questions. I just never did things like that. I know most of these things, but I never knew how to restore corrupted system files.

Could you try to explain it to me?
Worst case scenario:
Straight up full on IO controller artifacts. Your filesystem becomes unmountable and you'll need to reformat if you're like me and too lazy to whip out the hardcore recovery tools.
    
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I find 2 hours of Prime95 is good enough for me. I don't think I'd ever stress my CPU to the level that Prime95 does, so I'm not to concerned about it passing 24+ hours.
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I doubt that system crash will cause hardware damage <.<, worst case scenario is loose/corruption of data. If you crash due the high temps, solution: downclock, get aftermarket cooler.
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btw.... Do not touch the PCIE freq, leave it at 100MHz, anything higher will definetely corrupt your data
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Data corruption all day long, physical damage, unlikely, unless you overheat over volt the system. CRC errors, and random program crashes are likely when you are unstable as the system gets interrupted during a process leaving garbage files.
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