Originally Posted by EntTheGod
some one posted that because the linux kernal more efficiently uses your hardware, your max stable OC will be SLIGHTLY lower in linux.... was some people tlaking about it in another thread not too long ago, cant remember what thread though
I think you may be referring to my post in which I pointed out that since Unix based OpSys's have had SMP for so much longer than Windows, both at kernel level and also common software applications, that mulit-core CPUs are better implemented with less idle time for what Windows still sees as secondary cores, and more work == more heat.
On a historical note, IBM's OS/2 which is also a Posix system based in Unix, was so strict during install that it was fairly common to gave to turn off L2 cache on non-server quality systems, but could be turned back on once install competed. So the question is a valid one even though it has been extremely rare that I have had to back off for an install. However it is not at all rare that I back off some to compile a new kernel, just for peace of mind when dealing with such an "on the metal" level. .