Firstly, I sincerely apologize for asking yet another question that has probably been asked a million times before. How do I overclock? I recently became the proud owner of a sturdy E8400 and Asus P5Q Pro P45 motherboard. I also bought GeIL 4GB PC2-6400C4 800Mhz Black Dragon RAM to cover my Crysis RAM needs. Now, I tried. I really, really did. I came to the sad conclusion that I'm clearly too thick to do this on my own without help. I've read manuals, tutorials, how-to's, tried watching videos on Youtube etc. Sadly, I just cannot get my head aroud this overclocking business. I'm capable to understand that by raising the FSB, my CPU speeds will increase, got that. The moment I start hearing about Vcores, RAM timings, Vdimm, my brain becomes foggy and the letters on the screen seem to turn into ancient Greek language. This is my experience so far. I've managed to get into the BIOS after 20 or so tries. Once confronted with the BIOS, I almost ran away. Page after page of settings, one more foreign than the next. By some miracle, I've managed to luck into finding the FSB value and upped that. It was a magical moment for me when I fired up CPU-Z and realised I've managed to increase my CPU to 3.2Ghz. You would not believe the joy I felt. I walked around with a goofy grin for hours afterwards. I'm now told that my CPU can even go higher than the 3.2ghz it's currently at. I'm using aftermarket air cooling, my current CPU temps are around 38 celsius under full load. I can probably find the FSB value again and up that, but I'm concerned about voltage and the PC not starting. Now, I'm asking you kindly, to assume you're talking to a 10 year old, and explain to me exactly how RAM comes into play, what RAM timings are and how it will influence me, if I need to up the Vcore and how I do that, what this RAM 1:1 thing is everyone is talking about while I'm silently sitting there, completely lost. All I want to achieve is getting the CPU to around 3.6ghz and leave it at that. I've asked the same questions on other forums and after the obligatory sarcastic remarks, I'm usually met with 2-3 short answers that clearly assume the writer is of a technical mind. If you don't feel like typing out something that is so obvious to you, to someone like me. Kindly pointing me in the direction of a tutorial you remember seeing on beginners overclocking advice, or even a link to another post you feel is good for beginners, would be greatly appreciated. If you got this far in reading this post, I thank you for doing so. If you answer and help me understand this overclocking business better, I'm indebted to you. Jay.