<hr style="color: rgb(209, 209, 225);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> This is my first venture into the world of overclocking. I recently built a new PC and wanted to give overclocking a go. I don't want to overclock it to the extreme. Just a moderate amount, say maybe up to about 3.5ghz or so. Also, is it worth it to overclock the RAM and GPU? Ram is at 5-5-5-15 stock and GPU is also at stock. Any pointers?

SPECS:

CPU: q9550 [EO Stepping] 2.83ghz stock
MOB: Gigabyte EP45-DS4P
GPU: Gigabyte 4870x2
RAM: 4gb OCZ Platinum 1066 DDR2 [2x 2gb]
COOLING: Thermaltake MaxOrb CPU Cooler
CASE: Thermaltake Armor+ MX
PSU: Amptac SuperFlower 1000watt
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint SATA II 750gb + 640gb + WD MyBook external 500gb
OS: 32bit Vista Ultimate SP1