Amateur wanting to OC Intel Quad Core 8200

Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N-D 1.XX
Bus Clock: 333 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS P5N-D ACPI
2.33 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q8200
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded
4094 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
500.11 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
350.32 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 512 MB DDR3 PCI-E 2.0
Windows Vista Home Basic (x64) Service Pack 2
900 watt PSU

I want to OC my CPU, I know how to get to my bios setup page, but not sure what to put my settings at, safely. Yeah I know there's always a risk. Also do I need to do anything with the settings on the motherboard? I also have a faster graphics card on the way, GTX460. Any ideas or links that would be great.
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    Your motherboard uses an nVidia chipset. They overclock a little differenly.

    This should be your first stop.
    Core2 Overclocking Guide

    Next stop should be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend.

    Go through the guides. Then take your core voltage off Auto and set your memory voltage to factory recommended values. Change the memory frequency from AUTO to either Linked or Unlinked - whichever you need to set the Memory Frequency to half the FSB clock or twice the FSB frequency (same thing). At the stock FSB frequency of 333 MHz, your memory frequency should be at 667MHz and the FSB clock should be at 1333 MHz.
  2. OK cool thanks a lot!
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