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Does it matter if you OC before installing Windows or after? I did a slight OC, to 2.5 before installing Windows just to make her go faster, but to be honest, don't think I noticed a difference. Anyway, just wondered if it makes a difference to do it before or after. Thanks!
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Generally you'll want to install Windows before touching your clock speeds. You need to make sure you're stable at stock before you try to become stable when overclocked. You also need an OS for Prime95, OCCT, benchmarks, etc.

Deffinitely install Windows first.
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Although if you install windows after a successful overclock you will have better information that this is a stable system. It is a great final test.

Seldomly can one install WIndows XP on an instable system.

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Intially, windows was installed at stock clock speeds, then OCed, because of some darn driver problems, I had to reinstalled windows, keeping the OC it was at. Windows installed like a charm.
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