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Anyhow, you're apparently not from the US because Packard Bell pulled out of the US market years ago (thank god).
"is it safe to oc a machine when software is installed?"
That's not a problem, but you need to have a system that's overclockable (which you don't have). You also need to know when to say "when". Overclocking isn't an exact science...it's trial & error. What works one one system may not necessarily work on another.
"or am i locked simply coz i havent the know how to unlock it"
There's nothing to unlock. As I said in an earlier response, OEM builders deliberately use a crippled BIOS to prevent people from tampering with the settings. If a *real* BIOS was used, newbie's would attempt to overclock, then flood the tech support lines with calls asking why their system won't boot anymore.
"just finalized a bid on ebay there for a HP DV9700T"
Why would you buy a laptop on eBay? Just so you know, you can't overclock that either.
BTW, Bono sucks!
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