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What's the big deal with overclocking software?

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So, I've seen many posts on this forum, and lot's of other websites saying that you should always overclock from the BIOS if you can, and that overclocking software is generally unstable. But can anyone explain this? It doesn't really make sense to me. I was under the impression with ASUS TurboV (Came with my mobo) was directly controlling the bios. When I change the setting, then look in the bios, it's the same setting there. Or is it because there aren't as many options in the software? Mine only lets me change voltage and BCLK frequency lol, but what about all the other noobs who want a basic overclock without tampering with unknown bios settings? Surely the software can't be as bad as people have said.
    
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Yes it is, basically you're writing to the bios after it's be loaded. When you do a BIOS change your machine reboots when you've saved the settings and therefore written the information to you BIOS, software doesn't do that, it's writes it live which isn't as good.

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