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I'm thinking about finding buying an SSD. Would it be safe to install Windows currently while keeping overclocked? I have my processor running stable at 4ghz right now.

If not, what would be the best way to reset my options in my bios and get back to clock speeds so that I can install Windows on my new SSD?
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i do not think its highly suggested. pretty sure i have seen in many different places to put your system back to stock settings while installing the OS
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Absolutely if youre stable, you also should be able to restore bios to default through the GUI. Alternatively you can clear the CMOS.
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post #4 of 12
I wouldn't. Just go into your bios and lower your overclock back to stock. No need to clear CMOS, but that would work also. Then load up windows and re-apply your overclock.
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post #5 of 12
I have done it several times in the past with no issues. But if it bothers you that much why not just record your settings and go back to stock? Then, once you have the OS installed, you can overclock it again.
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Its perfectly fine as long as it is stable I have done this hundreds of times without issues. The only BIOS thing that messes with windows occasionally is that dang UEFI. mad.gif
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it would not make any difference, overclocked or not, i don't see any conceivable way on how overclocking will affect an OS installation, the worst thing that can happen is if it BSOD'ed while installing the OS, if it does then all you have to do is reinstall again.

i already reinstalled windows several times with my overclocked machineS
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it would not make any difference, overclocked or not, i don't see any conceivable way on how overclocking will affect an OS installation, the worst thing that can happen is if it BSOD'ed while installing the OS, if it does then all you have to do is reinstall again.
i already reinstalled windows several times with my overclocked machineS

QFT.

I've done it plenty of times. Being mildly OCD over it, on a new build, I generally install Windows first. Following that, overclock, stability tests, benchmarks, the whole nine yards, and when I am satisfied with the settings I just reinstall it again.

Note, the first install I do generally isn't "proper", just bare drivers and what the computer requires to run.
    
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QFT.
I've done it plenty of times. Being mildly OCD over it, on a new build, I generally install Windows first. Following that, overclock, stability tests, benchmarks, the whole nine yards, and when I am satisfied with the settings I just reinstall it again.
Note, the first install I do generally isn't "proper", just bare drivers and what the computer requires to run.

me too, i always reinstall after i'm done with overclocking, because it feels like the OS became slower and unstable after all of those BSODs,
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me too, i always reinstall after i'm done with overclocking, because it feels like the OS became slower and unstable after all of those BSODs,

Glad I am not the only one to say that. I definitely seems to degrade- what I really wish for sometimes was a live Windows that didn't suck. Hiren's BootCD only goes so far. rolleyes.gif
    
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