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    Later this month or early July I intend to get a Devil's Canyon CPU with the appropriate Gigabyte motherboard. I will have to decide between a UD4 and UD5, but I am more concerned about which OS to use.

    Which OS is better for overclocking? Win 7 or Win 8.1? Or does it matter? Assume 64-bit OS.
    CPU: i7 4770k at 4.3GHz Vcore=1.19v Vccin=1.8v Uncore=4GHz Vrin=1.09v
    MB: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H (Rev 1) F9
    Heatsink: Prolimatech Armageddon with 2 NF-A14's, Gelid GC Extreme TIM
    RAM: 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 @1600MHz Vdimm @1.5v (auto) 9-9-9-24
    SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 512GB; HD's: WD Black 4TB, WD Red 3TB
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    Never heard of a stable overclock being dependent on the OS.
    I've shared my previous system (Q6600) on Windows 7 and Vista (different disks) - didn't see any difference in overclocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spec View Post
    Never heard of a stable overclock being dependent on the OS.
    I've shared my previous system (Q6600) on Windows 7 and Vista (different disks) - didn't see any difference in overclocking.
    Right but Windows play a bit with the CPU C-states power saving features I think when it goes to "Power Options" settings which may (I am not sure about this) play a role in OC attempts.

    Since you can disabled those power option features in almost all OS,
    I wouldn't base my OS choice on that though since you can play with CPU C-states Power Saving Options with Linux (or other Distro) too even in UEFI installation
    I think BIOS (UEFI) settings are more important than OS since the OS will adjust itself accordingly.
    Would drivers play a role? ....that's above my pay grade
    That's my 2 cents.
    I would seek advice in OC threads of the motherboard you want since those guys play a lot their MB and always live on the edges and play with fire (literally)
    Last edited by Teddybehr; 06-05-2014 at 12:19 PM.

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