Baby steps is the best way to start.
The first question for you is, are you using the stock cooler on your CPU? If the answer is yes, then do not go any farther with your OC'ing interests until you upgrade to a quality after market cooler (http://benchmarkreviews.com/in...=view&id=447&Itemid=62
). The reason I ask is because the stock cooler that comes with the CPU is only designed/engineered to handle the CPU at stock settings, if you want to go faster that means you will be running hotter and will need a CPU cooler that is designed to handle the extra thermal load.
If you aren't using the stock cooler or you have now replaced it Please read through this thread.
It is full of useful information and instructions that have been already typed out by some very knowledgeable people.....saves me the trouble of rehashing.
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