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Should I setup a dual boot for benchmarking?

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So the setup I'm overclocking is my everyday desktop and after reading the windows 7 setup and tweaking guide for benchmarking I'm wondering if I should setup a dual boot system. One which I will use as my everyday OS and a 2nd on one of my SSDs for benchmarking. I have something like 90 processes regularly running on my OS along with my the services. The guide says not to install any programs after the OS install except for the benchmarking utilities which I have a lot installed right now and don't want to format, benchmark then install all the programs over again.
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What is your reason for benchmarking besides epeen?
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As long as they are on different drives, you should be ok. I think optimally, for absolute maximum performance, unplugging (or disabling the port if the BIOS supports it) the 'everyday' OS drive while benchmarking will get rid of any random accessing that may occur.
 
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i7 4770k [4.5GHz] Gigabyte Z97N G5 EVGA 1080 Ti SC BE G.Skill Ripjaw X [16GB] 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Kingston HyperX Savage [480GB] Mushkin Enhanced Reactor [1TB] Corsair H75 + F120MP Phanteks PH-F120MP [x2] 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Professional [x64] Acer Predator X34 Dell P2012Ht Razer Blackwidow X [Tournament Ed.] 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair SF600 [600w] NCASE M1 [v5] Razer DeathAdder Elite QcK+ [Vault 111 Ed.] 
Audio
Schiit Bifrost Uber + Schiit Asgard 2 + TH-X00... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4670K ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac ASUS GTX 1070 FE Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 [White Ed.] 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 840 [250GB] Phanteks PH-TC14PE  Win 10 Pro [x64] Dell S2716DGR [144hz] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
KC60 [Miami Ed.] EVGA 550 G2 Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX [White] Logitech G403 
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