Well, first off, do you have an aftermarket cooler? Or are you still on stock cooling? If so, you might want to buy a Coolermaster Hyper 212+. They give great cooling for its price at ~$30.
For programs, Prime95 and OCCT are good programs to stress the CPU to test stability. Speedfan, CPU-Z, Everest, HWMonitor and good programs for information and tempteratures.
If won't be very hard and you'll pick this up pretty quickly after a few tries. Probably the best way for you to start is overclocking using the multiplier. For your CPU, I think the FSB X Multi is 200 x 14. All you need to do is go to the BIOS and find where the Multiplier is, and change it from Auto to a manual value. To start off with, go up in .5, so you next multiplier should be 14.5 x 200. Then run a stability test for 15-30 minutes before going up again. At some point you will need to increase voltages (Vcore).
You should also read these for a general idea for overclocking:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...l-threads.htmlEdited by Roger117 - 1/10/11 at 7:01pm