Can overclocking hose the registry?
I've been overclocking my 3200+ venice today. When I got it to 2.4ghz it loaded half into windows and crapped out. So, I upped the voltages a little and tried again. It booted fully. I restarted and ran memtest for 2 hours. Zero errors were generated. Yet, when I restart my pc, it couldn't find (or corrupt) c:\windows\system32\config\system. So I went on microsofts page and did some registry editing through recovery console and I'm booted back in, though I got a few wierd errors along the way. Half my files are gone, but half are there, and I've only had this PC up for a about a week, so no real biggie.
But was it my (overclocking) actions that caused this? Or just a general system error?
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