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FSX first or after overclocking?

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Hi I am almost quite near the process of overclocking since the machine is more or less built. Should I install windows and after that FSX and addons as well as prime95 and so on, and after that I can overclock the system, or FSX and addons comes after overclocking and stress tests? harpsi

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I honestly don't think it matters. The "pros" say to install FSX and addons on a non-OCed system. I installed fsx base pack yes without any ocing, but I constantly install and uninstall addons @ 4.4GHz....

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I honestly don't think it matters. The "pros" say to install FSX and addons on a non-OCed system. I installed fsx base pack yes without any ocing, but I constantly install and uninstall addons @ 4.4GHz....
I don´t imagine to install first 400 or 500 sceneries, 20 or 30 aircrafts and so on, before overclocking :D harpsi

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Agreed... yeah. Technically if you were one of those believes you could save the BIOS profile (I'm pretty sure I can't do that with my mobo though) and just have stock settings to install stuff...if you were really that anal.

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Agreed... yeah. Technically if you were one of those believes you could save the BIOS profile (I'm pretty sure I can't do that with my mobo though) and just have stock settings to install stuff...if you were really that anal.
Well, stoke settings just to install windows and FSX, right? Can you install all other things like addons for FSX, winamp, photoshop, winzip, internet browsers, or whatever you like with the processor overclocked? harpsi

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I'm just gonna say yes, I'm constantly changing programs on my PC with my cpu overclocked. So far so good lol.

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I'm just gonna say yes, I'm constantly changing programs on my PC with my cpu overclocked. So far so good lol.
LOL ;) harpsi

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I personally don't see a problem about installing everything after overclocking. Only difference would be things'd install faster. That is, of course, after making sure that the processor is stable with the new clock speed, though.

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I personally don't see a problem about installing everything after overclocking. Only difference would be things'd install faster. That is, of course, after making sure that the processor is stable with the new clock speed, though.
You should do the stress tests after oveclocking but it is not necessary to run FSX like a stress test as well, or it is? harpsi

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I know how I did it:Bought new computer, booted windows once on stock, checked temps and voltages, reboot, went into BIOS and OCed to 4.4. Spent about 2 hours bringing it to 5.0, after that I did everything else.

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You should do the stress tests after oveclocking but it is not necessary to run FSX like a stress test as well, or it is? harpsi
Well actually I'd consider FSX a performance test rather than a stress test... For the latter there are a few applications which measure temperatures and so on... I can't tell you which since I've never overclocked :P

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Agreed... yeah. Technically if you were one of those believes you could save the BIOS profile (I'm pretty sure I can't do that with my mobo though) and just have stock settings to install stuff...if you were really that anal.
Really, you cant just go save CMOS to BIOS? Thats is what worked for me. Surely they haven't change the BIOS that much from P67 to Z68.

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It is a very complicated guide and it has almost one year and a half... I believe that you must first install Windows 7 64bits, then install all your drivers and make sure your system is working for a normal use, like antivirus, internet connection, basic programs and stress tests programs for future overclocking. Then you install FSX and the last thing... overclocking! Is it like that? harpsi

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It is a very complicated guide and it has almost one year and a half... I believe that you must first install Windows 7 64bits, then install all your drivers and make sure your system is working for a normal use, like antivirus, internet connection, basic programs and stress tests programs for future overclocking. Then you install FSX and the last thing... overclocking! Is it like that? harpsi
Yes....

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