Any advice for over-clocking my i5 2500k?

Recently built myself a PC and am looking to overclock the CPU but thought I'd best ask some people on here who know what they are doing before I do some damage!

Processor: Intel i5 2500k 3.3GHz
2 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz
ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3

Using on-board graphics at the moment while I wait for my GTX 560ti twin frozer

In the BIOS there is a utility that does the over-clocking for you and also some software that can do it while windows is booted. After looking online I saw most people advise against doing it in the windows environment so I used the BIOS one. Basically it allows me to set the clock rate I want. Theres 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5GHz to choose from. I set it to 4GHz and it does the rest and the PC is running well. The reason I used that rather than doing it manually is because I don't know a great deal about over-clocking. If I use this BIOS utility do I just keep an eye on the CPU temp to make sure all is good?

Also I do have an after-market air cooler. All help really appreciated :D
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    To test my OC's I run OCCT as it lets me run torture tests on both CPU and GPU w/o necessitating that I open 3 also graphs the temperature and voltage results that I can come back in an hour and look at.
  2. yes, manual is fine and safe and download a temp core to show your cpu temperature.
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