to overclock your processor you need to go to the BIOS and modify the FSB settings and multiplier settings. Some motherboards like my asus have an "easy overclocking" feature, where you just change the mhz setting higher and it changes the rest automatically. However...if you are going to overclock and you have cheap or value memory, you really won't be able to overclock enough to show a difference, and if you overclock too much, your system will become unstable. I found this out with my Infineon memory, I overclocked from 1917mhz to 2300 mhz (Athlon XP 2600) and my system was extremely unstable due to the cheaper brand of memory.
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'