Best OS for O/C?


Junior Member
Jul 27, 2007
Put together my second PC a few days ago, I have been running Windows XP 64 Pro, I'm curious how stable it is for overclocking?

My computer spec are,
q6600 @ 2.4
4 x 1gb ram Crucial Ballistix DDR 800 4-4-4-12 Memory
MSI 8800 Ultra 768mb
EVGA 650i Ultra Mobo
Thermaltake Typhoon HS
Hiper 580W PSU

Currently with default setting I am running about 28C and 35C under load. I ran the NVIDIA onboard O/C utility and it clocked 2.655 ghz with FSB @ 1180 and memory at something like 900MHZ.

A few things, for the best gaming is getting the highest frequency from the CPU the best for overall performance or what? Or for the best performance is it a combination of getting a balance of ram timings + CPU + FSB?


Diamond Member
Feb 18, 2001
OS doesn't matter for overclocking. It's purely hardware. The only benefit one os would have over the other is the choice of software monitoring and motherboard utilities available.