Need help OCing Pentium Dual Core Wolfdale E5200

Hey, Ive been seeing people OC this up to 4ghz :o! Im aiming for 3.5ghz and before I give it a shot I would like someone to give me some good settings for my current setup. Im pretty computer savy its just, ive only OC'd once before and it was with a differenct cpu and mobo.

Heres my specs.

Power Supply: Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
Ram: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-8500C5D
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Is there anything else you would need to know? Thanks for the help!
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  1. Here's a good place to start:

    The guide probably already covers 90% of the questions. Come back here if you have other questions.
  2. Best answer
    Also Shadow's Gigabyte motherboard OC guide:
    It's for an EP35-DS3L but all the Gigabyte Core2 BIOS's are similar.

    Go through the guides. Then take your core voltage off Auto and set your memory voltage to factory recommended values. Change the System Memory Multiplier (or whatever your BIOS calls it) from AUTO to 2.00, 2.00B, or 2.00D - whichever you need to set the Memory Frequency to twice the FSB. Then when you increase the FSB, the memory clock will rise in in proportion with it. At an FSB of 200 MHz, your memory clock should be at 400 MHz.

    Download CPU-Z to check your FSB:RAM ratio. It should be a 1:1 ratio.

    Keep you voltage under 1.45 volts and your reported core temps under 70 C.

    The best I was able to get out of my E5200 in a GA-EP35-DS3P motherboard was 3.78 GHz. I was quite a ways from max core voltage and max core temps. The CPU core just would not go faster.
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