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Overclock and then reinstall OS?

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Top Hat Theater

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Jul 24, 2002
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Just curious but when you guys are overclocking a new chip for the first time and don't know it's limits, do you generally reinstall the OS after you've found where the chip is stable?

~THT
 

Emericana

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Jan 8, 2002
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Boulder CO
hmmm i dont know exactly what you are trying to ask but for me i always run stock speeds when i install a OS and am getting everything set up. this way i can eliminate all possible probs
 

deathstar13

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Dec 24, 2001
no you dont need to reinstall after u oc it.
a differant speed chabge doesnt affect the os.
as with some programs out there that let you change the fsb in windows.

but id say if u have a chip and oced it to its limits especially its fsb limits and didnt get any hd corruption you are lucky! ive had days i had to reistall windows 4 times within 24 hours.
 

Dark Disciple

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Aug 29, 2002
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The Wildside
Nope. I install OS and all drivers, tweeks and updates first. Then when I get the system running the way I like, I install Image Quest and make a snapshot of my system so I dont have to reinstall the OS again unless I REALLY make a mess of things.

Then OC it.