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post #1 of 14
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As the title says really...

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Yep, it definately can. I've had my Vista corrupt on me earlier this year. Notice I'm using XP now.
    
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post #3 of 14
Depends if its stable or not. Windows can corrupt even if its non overclocked but don;t worry you can always get a fresh copy from the ISO.
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ya i know mine corrupted a little while ago and i had to reinstall. I was stable with prime95 for 10 minutes with blend test @2.7GHZ and thought i would try 2.8GHZ lol then all hell broke loose lolz
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post #5 of 14
Speaking from experience,

Y - E - S.



But, as someone else pointed out, your system doesn't have to be overclocked for this to happen either. Faulty memory or a bad HDD sector does the job as well.
    
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I have had it happen from OC's and bad HW.
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post #7 of 14
Yep.
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Oh yeah, try pushing a 3200 Athlon from 2.2 to 2.8 and see what happens. Been there done that, got the t-shirt
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oh crap, dio you think thats whats happening to me? ever since i overclocked my 4400+ to 2.7 all the audio has been crackeling, ive tried loads of scans, new drivers, but it still odesnt work. Ive even tried clocking it down and still no luck
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and it isnt my speakers
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