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I was bored and decided to clock my system to the max and then back down. Clocked my system to 2.8Ghz, and then turned it back down. Now, when I load my system, my programs load slower now(yea, I know, thats alot of voltage for air)? Could I have permanently damaged my system?

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load slower just after starting up? or even when you try all the time?
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Depends on how long you had it. That is alot of voltage, but I think if you damaged your processor it would just die, not run slower. I won't go above 1.45v on air.

Check your bios again and make sure everything is at stock.

Also, if a overclock isnt stable and your system shuts down, its quite possible that you could corrupt windows, this has happened to me twice, and doesn't seem like its that rare. I usually overclock and get a nice stable overclock on a fresh install of windows, then reformat windows. Lot of people are to lazy to do this though
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well, ive heard that if your cpu overclock isn't stable, it messed with your registry, i somewhat believe its true, because when i startup, it seems like it takes a little bit longer,as at one point i didnt have a stable oc at 2.9 ghz.
    
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Originally Posted by RAtSAcK View Post
load slower just after starting up? or even when you try all the time?
All the time now. My anti-spyware and and firewall takes longer to load.

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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Depends on how long you had it. That is alot of voltage, but I think if you damaged your processor it would just die, not run slower. I won't go above 1.45v on air.

Check your bios again and make sure everything is at stock.

Also, if a overclock isnt stable and your system shuts down, its quite possible that you could corrupt windows, this has happened to me twice, and doesn't seem like its that rare. I usually overclock and get a nice stable overclock on a fresh install of windows, then reformat windows. Lot of people are to lazy to do this though
Yea, I only put it on 1.5v for a couple of minutes, just to take a cpu-z screen shot. Then I exited and returned everthing to stock. I'm thinking its corrupted files.
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post #6 of 7
i dont think its corrupted files, but if your overclock is unstable, your CPu might get confused, and do the same operations multiple times...

try defragging...it cant hurt
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post #7 of 7
Restore Windows to before the overclock and see if that helps. It's easier than a reformat and can't hurt. I'm betting on corrupted files, too.
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