- Using software isn't dangerous, just isn't recommended because it's not stable
- You can't permanently mess anything up (unless you fry something but that's overkill)
- If your system locks up or doesn't boot, simply pull the plug from the PSU and pull out the battery on the motherboard and let the light go out. This resets everything to default settings. Put the battery back in and the power plug and try again. You will have to set the system time again and stuff though.
Software is just discouraged because a real overclock is obtained from the BIOS. So there is no danger, but you need your PLL!!!
Here check this out on where to find it:
It's a chip that says ICS ######. This is your clock generator. This is what you are setting with that software (ClockGen, CPUCooL, SetFSB etc...)
So if it locks, shut it down, and if it doesn't start power it off, pull the plug and the battery, wait a minute or so and put it back together and try again.
P.S. I didn't get a big jump because I was restricted by voltage. Can't change that except in the BIOS, and with your board you won't be able to. Also, when you OC with software, do SMALL steps at a time then some sort of stability test (SuperPI) then go for some more. Once it freezes up, you know your limit.
Hope this helped.
For the record, BIOS is the safest way to overclock. But because you are limited to software this is all you can do for now.Edited by se7en56 - 6/2/08 at 12:41pm