Originally Posted by Shinlung
I own an Intel E8400 CPU, and I would like to overclock it to the maximum speed possible.Since I'm a novice in computer hardware, I'm in a bit of a bind.I'd be much obliged if you could kindly show me how to go about it.Thanks sincerely.
Google. You will find specific instructions regarding your exact processor.
You must buy a third-party heatsink and replace the stock one that comes with it or you won't get much more than a 10% overclock without undesirable temperatures.
Overclocking can include the changing of voltages which, if done wrongly, will destroy your hardware. That shouldn't happen these days due to fail-safes the hardware has but it is still possible in some cases.
Overclocking is also dependent on your motherboard's capabilities - some are better than others through stability and options available.