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post #1 of 9
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It seems as though every time I go about overclocking, my OS gets corrupted many times during the process. So, what do you guys do with your OS while overclocking?


Edited by TehOnlyMITTENS - 8/24/13 at 11:11pm
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post #2 of 9
That doesn't happen to me, I do it tried and true, just start from a known stable like stock and then work your way up. As long as you aren't doing anything beyond 1 or 2 increments you should be fine.

sfc /scannow or backup could be a good idea... you don't need multiple drives to do a backup.
post #3 of 9
Ive never had a problem with my OS when overclocking ever.

I dont think overclocking is the problem here. It might have to do with your hard drive.
post #4 of 9
Well if you have an unstable OC while installing an OS, then that's something different.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Ali Man View Post

Well if you have an unstable OC while installing an OS, then that's something different.

Wow, seems I'm the odd man out here o.o

 

I'm running stock right now as I've been too lazy to find my stable max OC, and my drives all work fine (I've been doing some large read/writes lately so I'm confident in that).

 

And no, I don't install my OSs with unstable overclocks.

 

You guys sure multiple failed boots isn't whats corrupting my OSs? Because when it comes to overclocking, I'm far from a pro, I'll admit that.

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I get that all the time. That's why I install windows, prime, and monitoring software, stress test till I'm stable at max clocks possible, then reinstall once I'm at my max stable clocks (with any new build of course).

Granted I can't stop myself from tweaking my oc, so I still end up corrupting my install later lol.
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post #7 of 9
Unstable overclock corrupted my OS once - Win 7 Ultimate. Tried to boot, it said "Wait! Windows has a problem - I'll try and fix it for you...", after nearly an hour of attempting this, it said "You're on your own here, bud." So I had to wipe and reinstall. Only happened to me once, but yeah - it happens. Since then, I keep a complete backup on a secondary HD.
post #8 of 9
Ive never had an OS Corrupt happen from a failed OC and i mean ive crashed so many times before from too high of an overclock testing out different drivers; but its never adversely affected my OS because of it....

In your case; you should be backing up your entire drive even using Windows Backup will help.... Then saving it somewhere else and then once you find a stable OC; you reinstall and re-open your "backed up user" using Windows Backup and it should be the same exact copy of how it was before (when you backed it up).
post #9 of 9
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I think ill be taking my hard drive and RAID array out for my OCing tomorrow. My USB drive should suffice for just the overclocking and give me the added security of no possibility for data loss.

To be honest guys I posted the thread asking how to prevent this, then realized I have a brain and answered my own question...so I tried making a discussion out of it tongue.gif
Edited by TehOnlyMITTENS - 8/24/13 at 11:42pm
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