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is it going to cause any issues if i overclock right away, i am going to be getting a q6600 soon, and i want to see what it can do
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It's better to install your os and have your system prepared on stock settings, so when you do overclock you know nothing else is the problem but your overclock.


But technically yes you can run an OC out of box
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no problems doing that, cpu's don't exactly need 12 years to age like scotch..

or more appropriately, a few days like a bananna. but you may see a degree or two higher temps before your TIM settles..

You should get nice clocks with that board though!
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thanks guys, so wait, when i change processors i need to reformat hardrive and install new OS?!?!
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Originally Posted by jerjon7 View Post
thanks guys, so wait, when i change processors i need to reformat hardrive and install new OS?!?!
negative, get right to it.

actually idk for sure cause its a quad , maybe someone can verify for us
    
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post #6 of 10
i would think yes, but i always reformat out of habit anyway.
post #7 of 10
when you switch the cpu's,cd/dvd's,ram,psu you do not have to reformat

when you change mobo/hd it is best to reformat unless it is a storage drive

set everything to stock the install the new cpu the redo the oc is the best solution
post #8 of 10
Yeah, what noob said.

In fact, you usually don't *need* to reformat unless you completely change platforms (as in, switch from AMD to Intel).

Also, simply switching chipsets, especially if you have your system drive on a RAID drive, can also necessitate a reformat in some instances.

Personally when I get a new processor, I like to at least burn it in for few hours on ORTHOS at stock speed before I overclock ... but that's not because I know for a fact it does anything, it's just kinda 'what I was taught' to do, so I just do it.
    
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Originally Posted by brettjv View Post
Yeah, what noob said.

In fact, you usually don't *need* to reformat unless you completely change platforms (as in, switch from AMD to Intel).
I didnt need to when switching from E4300 to Q6600...
Just make sure its recognized by your od, start task mngr n make sure you see 4 cores.

And yes OC right outa the box.... Why the h*#@ not? Its what ya got it for right?
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post #10 of 10
Just to make this really simple ... there will *never* be a case where one *needs* to reformat unless they change their motherboard. And even that case is by no means an 'always'. Although, I personally always would, just because I like to keep my registry as clean as possible cause I'm really @n@l. Changing procs? Like I said, it would never be necessary to reformat.

Although sometimes switching hard drives, particularly going in/out of RAID-0, can make it so that a reformat is the easiest way (and perhaps the only way the 99% of people would be able) to deal with the change, but thats not really because a reformat was *necessary* from a technical standpoint.
    
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