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First time overclocking, is this the right direction?

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Just looking to see if I am going in the right direction

I have never overclocked anything before in my life, I am not a computer guy (family practice doctor), just picking up a new hobby during winter

I am overclocking in BIOS,
All I did was change the AI overclock to manual, put my CPU multiplier to 17.5, BUS speed (?) at 205 for a clock of 3.6GHZ
I saved this profile in the BIOS under CMOS profile (?) so if it fails, I can always go back to stock, or to a previously stable overclock profile
I will run Prime95 for 24 hours to see if my system is stable, using blend test (btw, about 30 min of this testing, my temp is holding stead at 46-47 per coretemp)

Q1 Is my terminology correct or do I sound like a fool?
Q2 The only thing I am touching so far is my CPU multiplier and the BUS speed. When I max that out, I slowly increase the voltage? My cut off will be temps in the high 50s after running prime95

RAM overclocking isn't even in my thought process yet

BTW, my idle stock temps per coretemp ~28-29, this is with my Antec Kuhler 620
Thanks
Edited by tlminh - 3/2/12 at 5:39pm
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Just remember when you increase bus speed your ram speed will increase. Manually set your ram speed to what it is rated at or below.
Edited by Ronin Tanker - 3/2/12 at 5:56pm
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