Ok, I just finished building my new system 2 nights ago. I'll begin by giving the specs:
Core 2 Duo E6600 cooled by Zalman CNPS9500 LED
Corsair XMS2 2gb 800 EPP
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium nForce 590
XFX 7950GX2 Extreme Edition
X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS
Silverstone Strider 600w Power Supply
Maxtor 250gb 7200rpm HD
Antec P180b case with 1 extra case fan
I'm TOTALLY new to the overclocking thing, but I know I want to do it, hence why I bought the aftermarket CPU cooler. So far I've used a program that came with my mobo called AI Booster, and selected a setting FSB 1280/800. It set my CPU speed to 2.888mhz, so it's a little bit overclocked right now. Running at 30C also (probably due to this room being a bit hot).
So, basically, I'm trying to figure out what I need to do to safely increase the speed more. I'm also trying to figure out how to determine what my memory speed is set at. I know this mobo has had issues with 800 memory, setting them to 667. I'm not sure what mine is on right now.
I've been trying to learn on my own, about FSB's, voltages, and multipliers, but I can't seem to relate any of these things to my BIOS options. I don't want to make a stupid mistake, because I'm ignorant. So I've come to you guys for help.
Any advice you can give, I thank you in advance. But please don't say something like "you need to increase the voltage to 1.25, and the FSB to XXXX, etc." I won't have a clue how to do these things. lol