My first try, What can I expect?

Im finally going to try to oc my comp.
I have no idea how to do it.
My system is getting a little old and I want to keep it for another 6 months

Which guide should I use?, ( need a guide for oc dumb dumb's)

How much improvement can I expect? (what % improvements have others seen with my spec parts)?

Any extra tips that I should watch out for?

my spec's:
EVGA 680I mobo
Intel X6800 extreme core 2 cpu
2x XFX 8800 gts 512 meg gpu's in SLI
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) (with cooling fan)
Western Digital Raptor 150 gig hard drive
PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified
Coolermaster Aquagate mini r80 cpu water cooler

I ordered a new case, COOLER MASTER NV 690 NV-690C
It will be here soon, my current case is worthless for airflow

tx for help/tips

this oc dumb dumb needs all the help he can get, I dont want to let the smoke Yet

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  1. the basic idea in overclocking is to change the fsb and cpu multiplier to make the system rum faster. for overclocking YOU NEED adequate cooling. this means that if you are using a stock heatsink, your cpu will overheat. here are some links:
    you can just google around because all of us were asking the same questions

    ... i overclocked my intel core 2 duo e8500 from 3.16GHz to 4.1GHz :D
  2. Google "680i overclocking guide". Lots of hits. I was able to reach 3.6 GHz using an E6600 with mine. MCP temps were pretty high (80 C) so I dropped the speed back down to 3.3 GHz.
  3. when i overclocked mine to 4.1GHz, i bought a new cooler + fan and fiddled around with them. it wasn't anything special(only $35-$45) but now it stays in the high 20's idle and up to 55 max durring prime95.
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