My first time to overclock. I have read all the warnings, realize there is a chance that I may end up with a fried cpu, and yet find myself wanting to do it anyways. Part of me hesitates to even ask questions about overclocking, as the general mood of what I have read in this forum is... how shall I say... aggresive when it comes to responding to people like me :giddy: . The ones who know so little about OCing, yet dare to go on. First question, is the risk ONLY to the CPU? I figure if I burn it, I will just buy an Athalon XP 3200. Wrong? Am I risking more than just my CPU? My mobo is the Asus A7V600. I know it is not the best OCing board, but not too bad from the research I have done. (Yes, I have been researching as much as I can on this before I dive on in). My memory is PC3200 400Mhz (2 sticks of 256Mb) I have the Volcano 12 coming in the mail this week to stick on the cpu and cool it off. I will have more questions to those who are willing to walk me through this, if there is such a person in here. I figure I am going to take it nice and slow. Tweaking the settings in very minimal increases over the next few weeks.