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Is SetFSB Safe for Overclocking?

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My system (my parents gave me) has a locked BIOS and does not support overclocking.

Is using SetFSB to overclock safe or dangerous. Can it fry my system?
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Depends on what you mean by "Fry".

Render your computer unbootable, but a bios reset fixes it..sure
Render tour computer unbootable, but a bios reflash fixes it..sure
Render your computer unreliable, sure, but one of the above always will fix it.

If you mean to actually burn parts, then no. SETFSB doesn't change any voltages.

The main problem is that when you change the FSB you also change the memory speed, which is the usual cause of an overclock failure with such programs.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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