Originally Posted by roybiggens
LOL...yeah. I got used to Windows 95 way back in the day and I just always revert things to that look.
I also saved that pic in 16 bit color by mistake. I have a24bit copy on my drive though if it would be better to use.
That's smart to do your stable run with all eye candy disabled. You shouldn't even do it with your everyday hard drive/OS. All the bsod's and lock-up's can cause some OS corruption (easily fixable with a chkdsk /r). Ideally you should install windows on a spare hard drive, load only necessary mobo drivers and tools (prime, real temp, etc.) and do your stable run attempts on that drive. No chance of any 3rd party stuff giving you issues plus quick reboots to tweak UEFI/BIOS.
EDIT: FYI you can do this without a product key (for 30 days) just make sure your BIOS time is set correctly or you'll be limited to 3 days before you have to activate windows.
EDIT#2: Did anyone catch the new i5 recently released? 2550K 3.4Ghz 3.8 turbo but no igp. Wonder if the absent igp helps with oc?Edited by Jayjr1105 - 2/18/12 at 8:30pm