First Time O.C

This is my first time O.C as the title says and I want to do it right. My computer is for gaming/school and I want to do a low to mid overclock.

System Info


CPU: Bought AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450
Unlocked extra core and have two different names now.Don't know what to call it.
CPU-Z: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 B50
CoreTemp: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 650 Propus

Case: Storm Scout
Cpu Cooler: Hyper 212

Idle temperature is 34C Max 47C
Max temperature was playing Dragon Age Origins at max during a fight with many enemies.

Memory4gb DDR3 1600

I want info on how to begin overclocking or links to a guide with my CPU or Mobo. Since I unlocked a core will that affect anything? Also i don't remember where i read this but if i overclock my CPU i need to lower my Ram because overclocking will affect everything. If someone can clear that up and/or help me I will appreciate it.
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    This may help:

    Though if your chip is not BE, I don't think it will.

    I am also new to OCing, but From what I have seen as you change your CPU frequency, it affects what frequency your RAM runs at. You can select what you want RAM to operating at. If you do not have a BE chip, I think the only way to go about OCing it is to up the frequency on the chip, because the multiplier is locked.
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