Originally Posted by kredes
Well, i'm gonna try that out... but why should this make any difference?
u simply corrupted a little Data on ur HDD. (Heaven and Vid Drivers.)
another good question to ask is:
OCing a CPU/ RAM and/ or GPU/ vRAM, let alone the combination(s) can result in wat?
To break it down to:
A. Data resides on ur Hard Drive and gets loaded into Memory.
-as ur PC is booting up it loads the OS from the HDD into the Memory. Then it runs from Memory (RAM). Simple enough.
-as u launch a game or benchmark or program in general, it loads from the HDD into the Memory. Simple enough.
B. once the data is loaded into memory it is runs from memory, and continues to reside there. but it flows in and out of the CPU as the CPU processes it and places additional info as a result back into memory. The OS will continue to reside in Memory until the PC is re-started. Programs can too, but many times are completely ended and to start again, they get re-loaded into memory from the HDD.
C. Usually the data on HDD is aok. Nothing while it resides there on HDD happens to it that can cause anything about it to go bad other than in the case of a virus or Mal-ware that attacks it. As a result it can be loaded over and over into memory. And once into memory it can be processed by the CPU again and again. Usually.
D. But OCing can cause damage to the data as it is read into memory. And or a combination of OCed memory and CPU, plus the GPU and vRAM OCed, increases the odds that the data that originally sat on the HDD and was AOK, can became corrupt through the simple process of it being read into memory. Like if u turn a page in a book and rip the page. Eventually after the page is damaged again and again the information starts to fail and becomes illegible. Someone may still attempt to read it but if u listen to them struggling to decipher wat is written it will end up being a lot like the struggles a PC has with bad corrupted data on an HDD.
So why doesn't ur Operating System get corrupted too?
Well, in this case; Heaven benchmark and Video drivers; they ARE very much affected by OCing CPU, RAM, GPU and vRAM. While on the other hand, the OS is NOT nearly as affected by OCing CPU, RAM, GPU and vRAM. It's because the OS is loaded while loading the PC is booting. And while booting-up, nothing is really OCed just yet. It's when Windows is fully loaded that the CPU/ RAM OCing really start taking effect and not so much, if at all, before that. Plus, after Windows is fully loaded, the GPU/ vRAM OC profile kicks in too; or u manually apply GPU/ vRAM OC. But by that time, the OS is loaded and working fine.
PS and unless run with fully proven, absolutely stable CPU/ RAM speeds, (and that goes for GPU/ vRAM too if not 10 fold) don't OC while diagnosing; meaning while uninstalling/ re-installing stuff.
PSS see my OCed GPU/ vRAM numbers in my sig? They are stable enough for me to do anything i want. but until i established them, and that they were stable as could possibly be; i would always reset my GPU clocks back to stock speeds.
PSSS OCing GPU will only give u a max of 10% boost in performance. But if u go SLI with a 2nd 760 card u can gain as much as 49% boost in performance. And average of over 45% better performance. And the best thing of all is that there's no need to OC anymore; other than for benchmarks and bragging about them. Games ROCK! without any OCing GPU/ vRAM on 2-way SLI with 760. Valley Results With a Single Card No OC and OCed versus SLI No OC and OCed:
Single Card Valley:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Single Card OCed Valley:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
SLI Stock Speeds Valley:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
SLI OCed Valley:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
see how the 10% from OCing matters very little compared to the 49% from OCing?
i don't OC in any games watsoever. i don't need to. plus everything is stinking stable and PC runs very cool. i do OC my old LGA1366 CPU though.
Note: the tests above were not run at the same time with the same driver versions. so it is not as scientific as if they were all the same driver versions and run back to back.