How do I overclock?

Hey guys, I'm new to the overclocking world and basically the PC world too. I just have a couple of questions regarding how to overclock my system? Basically what I want to do is just overclock it a bit, nothing too extreme. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance guys! If there isn't enough information on my system from CPU-Z and PC Wizard that I'm providing below then just notify me and I will try to provide more info.

Here's the specs from CPU-Z:


Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 1

Processors Information

Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 2 (max 2)
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Name Intel Pentium E2180
Codename Conroe
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 775 LGA (0x0)
Extended CPUID 6.F
Core Stepping M0
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 1200.0 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 6.0 x 200.0 MHz
Rated Bus speed 800.0 MHz
Stock frequency 2000 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
L1 Data cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 1024 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 10.0x
Max VID 1.325 V
# of P-States 0
And the PC-Wizard Specs:
> Mainboard : ACER MCP73VE
> Chipset : nVidia GeForce 7050
> Processor : Intel Pentium E2180 @ 2000MHz
> Physical Memory : 4096MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
> Video Card : AMD Radeon HD 6570
> Hard Disk : Hitachi HDP725032GLA SCSI Disk Device (320GB)
> Monitor Type : Acer X193W - 19 inches
> Network Card : Nvidia MCP73 Ethernet
> Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
> DirectX : Version 11.00
> Windows Performance Index : 5.0 on 7.9
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  1. You might wish to start here.

    Also, if you have a retail ACER computer, it will likely not overclock. Most retail computers disable certain parts of the BIOS that have to do with over clocking and other adjustments. They do this so that inexperienced people do not accidentally mess up their computer.

    If you can still find one, an ASUS or Gigabyte motherboard with the G31 chipset is very good at that overclocking that processor. I remember many people getting approx 3gz out of it.
  2. Don't invest money trying to overclock that computer. If overclocking it fails, save for some new components that will overclock.
  3. all mobo manufaturer like acer,HP , DELL can't overclock, you need good mobo overclockable :D
  4. Yea I figured as much that I wouldn't be able to overclock. Just taking a shot in the dark I guess. I'm just going to invest in building up a new rig. Other than that, thanks for the help guys! I really appriciiate it!
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