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When it comes to overclocking could a different OS provide different stability results? I am currently installing a dual boot of XP Pro 32 bit and Vista Ultimate 64 bit.
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When it comes to overclocking could a different OS provide different stability results? I am currently installing a dual boot of XP Pro 32 bit and Vista Ultimate 64 bit.
Depends. Just an everyday overclock or an all out, benchmarking overclock? I would say, from my experience with both, that XPx32 will overclock further than Vistax64. but not to the point that you''d notice it in everyday computing. They're really so close that, for example, disabling unneeded services/drivers/apps in one can make it faster than the other.

If you want to benchmark. an nLite, stripped out XP x32 install would be the fastest.
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