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How sure?

Why would it say Status: OK then? xD

Aren't the Red Blocks my priority?

I'll try running HD Tune on 2 old computers that don't "stutter" like mine and see if they have similar results.
Red blocks would be bad sectors.
    
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Pretty sure that's not a good thing...
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Red blocks would be bad sectors.
Wouldn't that mean my HDD's working fine?

I've never really crashed nor BSOD except that one time I tried to OC more than a year ago
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Wouldn't that mean my HDD's working fine?

I've never really crashed nor BSOD except that one time I tried to OC more than a year ago
If you ran the HD Tune error scan and you came up with red blocks, that is not good. That means you have some bad sectors. Best thing to do is get all the information you can off of it as quickly as possible and replace it. Bad sectors can be written around and isolated, but they can lead to more and more bad sectors showing up as well.
    
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If you ran the HD Tune error scan and you came up with red blocks, that is not good. That means you have some bad sectors. Best thing to do is get all the information you can off of it as quickly as possible and replace it. Bad sectors can be written around and isolated, but they can lead to more and more bad sectors showing up as well.
Okay scanned my final Maxtor 500 GB drive:

All Green, No Red.
Damaged Blocks: 0.0%


[but there's: (0A) Spin Retry Count:

Current:100, Worst:100, Threshold:97, Data:0,
Status:OK ....if that info really matters)]


Just like my 1.5 TB SeaGate: No Red "Damaged Blocks".

Is the HDD off the hook now?
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Yep. You can try hardware trouble shooting if you don't feel like formatting/installing Windows again.
    
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I turned off AMD Cool'n'Quiet and turned the PCI_EX1 Gen 2 High Speed to [Auto] instead of [Disabled]

..I didn't really notice any significant improvements if any..

*sigh*

Anyway..

Is it safe to downclock my CPU from 2.6 Ghz to 2.0 to 1.8 w/o lowering the voltage?
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Yes, you shouldn't have any problems with that.
    
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Yes, you shouldn't have any problems with that.
Okay, will test it out as soon as I can.

If I get too emotional I might just reformat it after next week xD

Are there any more ways to diagnose CPU?
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Read this guide to use Prime 95 to test your CPU.
    
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Read this guide to use Prime 95 to test your CPU.
Thanks + rep..

Do you think that would crazily increase CPU temps? Should I hold off for now?

My idle temps do get to mid 40C

What do you think?

When doing some gaming, it goes to high 70s xD
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