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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

If the system isn't stable it's perfectly possible to silently corrupt the OS which can cause all sorts of issues down the line, not to mention being extremely difficult to diagnose (as issues can persist even if the OC is reverted later).

If you are going to install while overclocked, you should make sure the system is as stable as reasonably possible.
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If the system isn't stable it's perfectly possible to silently corrupt the OS which can cause all sorts of issues down the line, not to mention being extremely difficult to diagnose (as issues can persist even if the OC is reverted later).
If you are going to install while overclocked, you should make sure the system is as stable as reasonably possible.

i never experienced that, i reinstalled OS countless times without giving me any problem, if you want to be 100 percent sure then it won't hurt to revert your bios to stock settings, but i would not bother

although you have a point, you just have to make sure that your OC is stable
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