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I have just recently put together the rig you see in my signature. I was always told (though I never listened) that I should use a different hard drive when wading through all the BSODs I'll invariably get while finding stability with an overclock that satisfies me. I know BSODs can cause issues with your windows down the road or even right away. All i have for drives is a crucial ssd which will be my main drive when I'm finished and a smallish external toshiba. I have a legit copy of W7 pro. What's the best way to do this ? Can I install on the external and then use the same key to install onto my ssd later ? Thanks in advance for your help.
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I think that BSODs are only a problem if you don't perform a proper restart immediately after getting Windows started up that first time after the BSOD.

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I think that BSODs are only a problem if you don't perform a proper restart immediately after getting Windows started up that first time after the BSOD.

So if I BSOD, immediately get in and restart from the start menu ?
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So if I BSOD, immediately get in and restart from the start menu ?

 

Yep. It seemed to prevent problems from happening if I was in the middle of finding stability.

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