Overclocking my CPU

Hello, I thought to overclock my CPU, as I need some more power for my gaming needs. I have never overclocked anything in my life, so I really need to be sure about whether this is safe or not.

My system specs are:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13 GHz - Conroe 65nm
RAM: 4 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399 MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5B SE (LGA775)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 1 GB DDR5
PSU: 600W

I will note that this PC I am planning to do this is my only PC, so I don't want to ruin all of my data, and destroy any component as I currently have no funds to buy new components. I am planning on buying an I5 @3.2 GHz or taking a Intel Quad Core 2 @ 3.5 GHz (not certain at type) from my fathers computer when he buys a new one.
I do not wish to overclock it a lot, just a little bit, up to the safe limit.

Do you think I should wait for a new processor or overclock this one? If I should overclock it I will need some kind of a guide or something, as I am a total noob in this field (I know a lot about computers just not overclocking).


I need this rig to run games like Witcher 2 and Skyrim. I was told that by overclocking my CPU I could get more performance in the Witcher 2.
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  1. Hi well isn't worth the expense or considerable risk.
    but this is the instructions, a powerful one
    let's start

    Get whatever tools you need: screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, motherboard manual, cooling hardware, etc.

    Find out whether your motherboard can be adjusted in the BIOS setup, with jumpers or not at all.

    Find out clock-speed limitations of the motherboard.

    Run all Windows and any third-party diagnostic applications you have. Fix all system problems.

    Make a complete backup of your system, documents and applications you don't have on CD-ROM. Do not overwrite these copies.

    If you have a BIOS-adjustable motherboard, make changes according to your motherboard manual, and skip to Step 15.

    Shut down computer.

    Leave computer plugged in to surge suppressor.

    Disconnect all peripherals from computer.

    Remove cover of chassis.

    Ground yourself to computer with any professional grounding equipment you have. Otherwise, ground yourself by touching a metal part of the chassis.

    If your motherboard has adjustable jumpers, locate the jumpers that control the CPU speed.

    Use needle-nose pliers to change jumper settings. Move jumpers to positions indicated in your motherboard manual for the clock speed you want. Check the Internet for recommendations.

    Install a CPU heat sink, heat-sink compound, and a specialty cooling fan, if appropriate and possible.

    Put system back together, and reboot.

    If computer does not boot, and CPU still works, try lowering the clock speed. If that doesn't work, restore the original configuration.

    Check all functions, and run a CPU-intensive program.

    WOW computer
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