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Can a Power Outage ruin stable OC?

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Not sure if this is right section.

Hey I had a stable OC @ 4.0Ghz CPU for a few months with my ram at 1600Mhz 8x200Blck. The other night at midnight the power went off 3x in a row literally within a second of each other. I had nothing running much on my PC at the time and I heard a loud pop outsidem like down the street. Later at 2am power went off again. My PC said bios was reset b/c of unstable OC or change in voltages. I fiddled around and got my OC back to 4.0 stable but my ram is running at 6x200 for 1200Mhz... with 1.64V DRAM. Putting it on 8x multi makes it crash (at start beeping) now even though these settings were ok before.

Did the power outage mess up my PC? Or did it cause it? I cant imagine how it would have caused it but I am new to OCing. I literally only had like a browser and foobar2000 open.

This is my ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

All PC info should be in sig.


Also quick side question. I cant seem to install Win7 service pack 1, and I get hangs and crashes sometimes and wierd things like my screensaver doesnt work. Should I just format my HD?
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A reformat is in order.

The outages may have corrupted the OS if it was reading/writing files at that time.

However, it should not make an OC unstable, unless it somehow damaged your PSU as well, and that it can no longer sustain the voltages and/or ripple at a steady state.
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Yeah, like Volvo said, unless the PSU is fried then it can't "ruin" a stable OC. You simply put the settings back to how they were.
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Ok thx.

So the good news someone didnt break my PC with a frankenstein lab and I didnt break it.

The bad news is I have to reformat and I have slow internet to DL things again...

I guess Ill finish some of my steam games in the next week and then format.
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