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Disable onboard devices for better O/C?

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New Member
Oct 22, 2002
I heard that disabling onboard devices can sometimes allow you to push your overclock higher, or that onboard devices sometimes hold back your o/c. Is there any truth to this? Has anyone done this and found their m/b o/cs better?


Jun 27, 2002
NL, Europe
Yes it's true. The less devices you stress, the less chance of one failing/flaking out.

I've seen some success in the past with disabling USB, network and SCSI adapters.

//edit:// this does not go for onboard devices only, but any connected device.