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I've one advice for you (as for all the rookies): You should use the "My system" feature over the basic signature.
And the overclock:
Put the CPU multiplier as high as you can and then start increasing the bclock in your BIOS. While overclocking CPU you should keep other components at stock clocks, such as northbridge and memory. Just decrease the multiplier for them. You should use this method to get the other variables out of the game, you don't want to get a overclocked memory messing your CPU overclock. Every time you increase your bclock you should boot into your operating system. When it comes unstable - BSOD - you should bump the voltage for the CPU a bit. One step at a time
After you've reached the overclock you wanted and managed to boot into your OS, you should start testing it properly. Running LinX
is quite popular way to check if the overclock is stable. If the overclock is not stable under full stress, you should once again bump the voltage for CPU, usually referred as vCore.
Other things regarding overclocking is of course cooling, whenever you bump the voltage you get a higher heat outcome. So better cooling --> better overclockability.
I'm going to bed now