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I'm considering loading Windows 8 on my new rig. I'd like to know if overclocking on Windows 8 is any more difficult to do than on Windows 7.
I've heard the Windows 8 BSOD are useless for diagnosing OC failures. What's everyone experiences with this?
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If your rig is stable in Windows 7, then it should be stable in Windows 8. So I would recommend installing Windows 7 first, make sure it's stable then upgrade to Windows 8.
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If your rig is stable in Windows 7, then it should be stable in Windows 8. So I would recommend installing Windows 7 first, make sure it's stable then upgrade to Windows 8.

What I was thinking.
 
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I wouldn't expect to progress very quickly with WIN8 and completely new hardware, basically a bit more hit and miss with errors until everything becomes common knowledge.
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Overclocking in W8 is a nightmare, it does not like AHCI settings period, I have several profiles setup in bios and even so much as enabling xmp 1 profile crash's W8. Interestingly while I was dual booting W7 I could overclock to 4.3 Ghz and W7 was happy, I would reboot and no bueno in W8. As of yet I have been unable to get ANY overclock going in W8. I went with W8 Pro last night full version, new SSD, new GTX 560 and ended up doing a pc refresh three times, then finally had to pull the cmos battery. I have not had to do that to this mobo in three years hmmpf. Also downloading and installing the latest W8 drivers from EVGA for the vid card...slam boom bam again no bueno, just let W8 install what it thinks it needs. I even updated the firmware on my SSD, all my drivers and still no overclock. It's great running stock...arrg but then what the hell do I need water cooling for eh? Interestingly, my windows rating dropped 2 points in W8 and the new SSD came in 3 points lower than my OLD ass mechanical sata drive...might be something to do with the AHCI settings,
My current specs:EVGA X58 SLI Le, I7 620, 12 gigs Corsair ram, Crucial 128 SSD, EVGA GTX 560, LG BD, Corsair H50, NZXT fan controller


Edit todays update:

Stable at 3.7 Ghz, XMP profile enabled, The key was getting the reg edited to enable AHCI once I did that, I was able to get clock my card up etc. On the windows rating I was able to hit 7.9's and 2 8.0's woo hoo now for the mysterious 9.9 W8 claims to have....
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They changed the WEI scalings.

I have exactly the same overclocking capabilities - if your overclock is failing prior to even getting past bios... there is something else going on.

The ONLY difference is that the error codes are crap so you have to go by prior knowledge somewhat.


Still the same process for me and my previously saved bios settings all load and boot without any issue, 2.2 (lol) 4, 4.4, 4.8 and 5ghz all load up without any problems.
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