Overclocking Core2Duo E6420 with P5Ne-SLI mobo

Hello,
Could someone help me with overclocking as I m doing this for the first time.
I have a Core2Duo E6420
Asus P5NE-SLI motherboard
2GB x 4 (8 GB Ram) @ 800 mhz
Nvidia 550 Ti graphics card
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  1. What are you after, highest stable overclock or just some spare Ghz? What is your CPU cooling situation? And do you want a in windows utility or do you posses the tech knowledge to do it VIA BIOS ? some mobos also have a UEFI bios update(flash) making OCing a very simple although I dont think you will find one for yours. My old MSI P6N SLI did have a core 2 duo utility that was purposed to OC but it never would work correctly.

    also a good place to start

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/276547-29-overclocking-core
  2. Thanks! What I m after is some spare Ghz as I m not using any professional cooling devices except the fans. Would be maybe changing the ceramic paste which I m currently using to a silver one. I m currently at around 50C so I dont think could go much further. I use 2 side fans and a front and back fans and a fan with the power supply (cooler master) which also pulls the air out. Actually I wonder with so many fans why the temperature is still around 50!

    A windows utility sounds the most easiest way to achieve it. Though I m not sure which would be better. I could tweak the bios if you could guide me?

    As far as the flash update you were talking, is it this that I found out:

    EZ Flash 2
    * Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS
    EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.

    If this is the one, my mobo supports its.

    Thanks!


    HAFSIX said:
    What are you after, highest stable overclock or just some spare Ghz? What is your CPU cooling situation? And do you want a in windows utility or do you posses the tech knowledge to do it VIA BIOS ? some mobos also have a UEFI bios update(flash) making OCing a very simple although I dont think you will find one for yours. My old MSI P6N SLI did have a core 2 duo utility that was purposed to OC but it never would work correctly.

    also a good place to start

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/276547-29-overclocking-core
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