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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
They are unrelated to OCing:

Virtualization
If I might digress for a moment.

Virtualization (Intel or AMD VT; Intel code-named theirs Vanderpool and it still shows that way in some BIOSes) is probably the least-used component of any given CPU. Most people don't even know what it is, and if my experience around here is any guide, many enthusiasts don't know what it is either, and likely have never used it.

Some of the instabilities I've seen in my OCs have only shown up when doing something extremely intensive, such as running a virtual machine, which uses this little-used component of the CPU, and also stresses the northbridge quite a bit in ways that Prime95 and similar tests simply cannot.

So while I'll say the feature itself is indeed unrelated to OCing, and if you aren't using it it doesn't matter whether it's on or off, if you are using virtualization, then you may see instabilities that don't show up otherwise, and which should be corrected by stabilizing the OC.
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