Anyway, to my point, I am already running stably at the default OC (4430Ghz) and I have already had a unbootable overclocking mess with having to use "last known good configuration" to recover, so I am a little hesitant to push my luck. Since I am running a migrated WIN XP Pro install that I can't trash or I'm out of business, I need a safe alternative to use to determine my max stable overclock settings, before using it with my standard OS.
Can I use UBCD4WIN as a reliable OS to determine if my OC settings will cause an unbootable XP start, or should I create a fresh install of XP on another hard drive to take my chances with? I have a spare XP license to install, and if it gets corrupted I can just reinstall.
Just looking for advice about what you guys do to prevent from trashing your main boot install when you are playing around with OC settings.
Thanks in advance!