Okay, so I've been reading up on overclocking and this is going to be my first serious attempt. I think I've got a great CPU for OCing, and my RAM should do pretty well, I think, also. As you can see, I have an Intel E8400 and G.Skill DDR2-1000 (F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ) in an ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP. I have an Arctic Freezer 7 Pro for cooling my CPU. I am not highly interested in OCing my GPU because it is already factory overclocked to 700MHz core clock and 2000 MHz mem clock; however, if someone has experience with this particular card I would definitely try. What I know: -I would definitely like to overclock my CPU to at least 3.6 MHz. -This requires a FSB of 400MHz and a multiplier of 9. -My Vcore might need to be set to about 1.35. -My memory box says the timings are 5-5-5-15 at 2.0~2.1V. -My PCIE frequency should be set at 100 Questions: -Is DDR2-1000 uncommon? My Bios has a listing for 1002 MHz, will this be appropriate for my RAM, or should I go one lower, to 889 MHz (I think that's the number). -Is it possible to use lower timings with my RAM stably? 4-4-4-12 maybe? -Is it better to use the BIOS or an OC utility like ASUS's AI Suite? I figure BIOS. -My BIOS has these features I know nothing about --DRAM Static Read Control --Transaction Booster --Clock Over-Charging Mode --CPU Spread Spectrum --PCIE Spread Spectrum Basically, what suggestions, tips, and/or information can anyone give me. I realize nobody likes dealing with noobs, but everyone has to start learning from the bottom. I thank you in advance for any and ALL help you offer.