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Hey, I'm looking to upgrade my PC with a SSD and instead of transferring all the data from my C drive onto the SSD, I'm planning of doing a fresh clean install of windows on it so that my PC runs like new.

Now I've overclocked my PC to run stable at 4.3GHz.. My question is do I lose my motherboard OC settings after I install the OS onto the new SSD and the motherboard will go back to its default settings? It took me a good number of days to arrive at the stable overclock and it'ld suck if I have to do it all over again after I switch to the SSD....

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You won't lose the overclock however it's a general rule to go back to stock settings when installing an operating system so that everything is as stable as can be.

Just save your settings as an OC Profile in your BIOS and then load it back up when the OS has been installed.
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So before I perform a clean install of windows on my SSD, I should first save my current OC settings in the bios and then switch my motherboard back to its default settings right?

After I install the OS do you think the OC still be stable and run as it does now or will I experience some instability?
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So before I perform a clean install of windows on my SSD, I should first save my current OC settings in the bios and then switch my motherboard back to its default settings right?

After I install the OS do you think the OC still be stable and run as it does now or will I experience some instability?

  • Save your BIOS settings to an O.C. Profile.
  • Reset BIOS to stock settings.
  • Install OS onto your SSD.
  • Load the settings from that saved O.C. Profile.

You might have to make some tweaks to the settings after you install the OS, but it should be stable. If it doesn't work right away, take your frequencies and voltages down a few notches and then go from there.
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