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I've read that frequent BSODs corrupts the OS and for anything more than 4-5 BSODs, one should reinstall the OS to minimize instability. Is this true?

I've pushed my computer hard with overclocking and have gotten frequent BSODs when trying to find a stable overclock.
 
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Are you still testing or have to gotten it stable?

As long as youre not going to get any more bsods your fine, but if you are it would be a good idea to reinstall the OS
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no thats not true.
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I haven't heard this before, at least not with any (remotely) new OS. I've had a lot of BSOD in the past couple days (stability related) and I haven't noticed any change in performance. The last time I had a BSOD mess up an OS was on a computer with Windows 95 (back when 95 was new).
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no they can still mess up small portions of the OS.

theres a very low change that itll happen, but it can.

op is probably fine for a bunch, more but its good to be on the safe side.

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...0-a0653a542040
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