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Alright, I am going to be ordering things from Newegg on Monday. My question is, Can you still OverClock with a OEM OS version? Or will Vista Detect a hardware change?
    
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u should be fine
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The OEM and Retail OS are the same in every way. Its only the Licences that are different. OCing doesnt trigger a hardware change.
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I have the 64 bit version OEM. If hardware changes...dont worry about it. You can still activate the software, just call the 800 number.
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Only a motherboard swap will trigger that. As already posted, just call the number and tell them what's up and they'll give you a new key.
    
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I've heard that even changing the CPU or RAM can screw your key.

I don't know about the validity of that though because I've never used OEM. I would go with Retail though because there's much less bs. Trust me, dialing the 1-800 number every time you want to reinstall windows is just the worst. You have to input your phone number in like 3 times through the phone.
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I've heard that even changing the CPU or RAM can screw your key.

I don't know about the validity of that though because I've never used OEM. I would go with Retail though because there's much less bs. Trust me, dialing the 1-800 number every time you want to reinstall windows is just the worst. You have to input your phone number in like 3 times through the phone.
It doesn't change your key. If you go on the activation and click the automated telphone selecting it gives you a long number you have to feed them and they feed you a similar number you type in, alas the system just replenishes your activation with a different hardware set, but still same KEY. I did it tonight as I wanted to use ultra on my new machine and my new copy of Vista business on my old machine. Even let me swap from 32bit to 64bit.
    
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Overclocking doesn't affect Windows activation, it's on a point system. Each device in your computer has a unique identifier which Windows uses to create a specific key for the PC. Every time you change a component, you get a point against you. When you reach a certain number of points (changes), you'll have to re-activate. Swapping out something like RAM or CPU won't make much difference, but a mobo will because so many of them have a billion on-board components. When you overclock, you still have the same components with the same identifier so you're safe.


That's the super simple version of it anyway.
 
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