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Overclock Asus Mobo (noob)

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Hello guys!

I am new to the whole overclocking world. I recently built a new rig (specs below) and would like to know where to begin with overclocking.

Asus P8Z68v-pro
Intel i7 2600k

I would like to know where to begin. I have seen posts about people getting this configuration up to the ballpark of 4.6 Ghz. Basicaly, should I start in the BIOS, start in the OS with Asus overclock tools (that came with mobo), or should I try flipping the switch on the motherboard "TPU" ? If I flip this switch, what exactly does it buy me as it is is a hardware thing.

Basically, I do not know enough yet about setting manual settings, so I am looking to tell the system to find me a safe overclock state. I read that this can be done, and while I thought it was achieved by flipping the TPU switch on the motherboard, I am not sure if that should be my first step.

I have the OS up and cooling under control.. I am ready for the fun part.. any guidance would be awesome. Thanks!
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Sandy-Bridge i-7 2600k Asus P8Z68V-Pro Asus GTX 670 Direct CU II TOP 16GB Corsair DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
x2 Crucial M4 SSD LG CD / DVD Writer Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit x4 Asus VS248H-P 
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Logitech G15 Corsair TX850 V2 Cooler Master HAF-X Razer DeathAdder Black Edition 
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Func Creative Fatal1ty Pro Championship Series 
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Do some reading... it's out there. The whole idea is to push it a bit at a time until it becomes to hot or unstable, then back off a bit until it's cool and stable. But there is a whole lot of literature contained in that search button that will help you out.
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i7-950 4.0Ghz @1.24v ASUS Sabertooth X58 ASUS 69502GB unlocked Corsair XMS3 6GB 
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WD Caviar Black 500GB LG Super multi Blue Win7 64bit ASUS 23" VH236 
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i7-950 4.0Ghz @1.24v ASUS Sabertooth X58 ASUS 69502GB unlocked Corsair XMS3 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 500GB LG Super multi Blue Win7 64bit ASUS 23" VH236 
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Corsair TX850 Cooler Master HAF 932 
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