like others my pc is overclocked gently. Memory runs at 2133 mhz no overclocking here (although it is overclocked memory from the factory).
the rest of the hardware has to follow here.
I am on Windows 8 for 15 months now and never had problems with Win 8 (had problems due to my mistake not MS).
So you should look at your hardware instead of (AGAIN) bashing MS.
I'm trying to explain this to you in terms that relate to the real world so that you have some kind of frame of reference. Electronics are complex systems, but they must follow the laws of physics, even though sometimes things seem totally random.
Let's try this a different way. Imagine you're lactose intolerant, but don't know it. You can eat tons of food and not have a problem, but every time you drink milk you get gastro distress. You keep blaming the milk for your problem though, even though the problem is that YOU are not creating the proper enzyme. You blame the milk though, because you can eat bread just fine.
And Gavin, it doesn't matter what settings anyone else is using, because each and every computer overclocks differently. Unless you have identical hardware, his settings probably won't help you at all. Even if he has identical hardware, that's no guarantee either, as there are subtle differences in manufacturing of one component to the next, that can show up when overclocking.
Simply put, Overclocking pushes your hardware to the edge. It runs beyond it's intended capabilities. The more you overclock, the more you increase your chances of instability.
When you run equipment at the edge of failure, any subtle change can push it over the edge. That doesn't mean that change is bad, just that it alters state of things so it's no longer at the edge, but over it.
People can say it's one thing or another but I was overclocking this same computer in Windows 7 with "No Problems" I upgrading to Windows 8 and Many problems a lot of Blue screens with those error codes, until I stopped overclocking that's all I'm Saying..you be the judge.
The reason that overclocking a CPU causes seemingly "random" failures in different software is because overclocking a CPU changes the latency relationships between the components on the system board. Motherboard design requires understanding how much "settle time" is required for signals to assert themselves properly between the components.
Whether or not overclocking is "safe" on a system depends on the quality of the components and whether or not they can respond to a shorter strobe cycle. Mystere has been trying to point out (in exhaustive length I might add) that there is no way that software can anticipate this and he's right, there isn't. The first problem you're going to run into if you're having latency issues is going to manifest itself at the lowest levels. Hardware drivers are going to be the first to "crash" as the result of corrupted memory values occuring on the system bus because the latency is not sufficient for the correct data to persist on the memory device being strobed.
The effects of this problem (I.E. it "works on Win7 but not on Win8") are not going to be predictable. If there is any timing-dependent code in any of the device-interfacing code (drivers) the entire ball game is going to change when you overclock. If the driver in Win8 differs from the one in Win7 in its "exception" timing then Win8 might crash where Win7 won't. That's not a case of the software "knowing" the system is overclocked - it is collateral effect of changed hardware response due to the overclocking.
That's why it's not a particularly good idea to overclock a processor. Buy a higher-rated system if you need more performance, or be prepared for unexpected results. Just increasing the clock speed of the processor (as I stated above) doesn't improve the performance of the rest of the machine.
But , wouldn`t that depend on the CPU? FOr an example, Intel gives a processor a K prefix, which means they should be able to be overclocked . As long as the airflow, or watercooling is sufficient, then overclocking a CPU will give extra performance as long as the motherboard has the right voltage settings, with no need for overclocking anything else.
Although i do appreciate Mystere`s, and your explainations about the software, and hardware glitches
What ever your point is..it worked with Windows 7 and not with windows 8 and that's my point..no explanation can change that.