Question, by 'overclocking' do you mean this bit ?
Adjusting Appearance Settings:
This step involves changing your account's appearance settings to increase performance for other computer processes. As it takes computer resources to provide certain appearance features such as themes and appearance animations, doing this step will remove all of your desktop's appearance settings but will dramatically open up those resources to be put into other applications.
Press the Start button.
Right-click "Computer" and select "Properties".
On the left side of the window that pops up, select "System Properties".
Make sure you're under the "Advanced" tab for the window that pops up now. Select "Settings" underneath the "Performance" section of this tab. Another window will pop up.
On this window, you have an option to "Adjust for Best Performance", "Adjust for Best Appearance", or "Let Windows Choose What is Best for my Computer". Select "Adjust for Best Performance" which will disable all appearance features for your account. Alternatively, you may individually select features you don't want in the field listing below these options. However, I recommend disabling them all for maximum performance.
Select the "Advanced" tab and under "Virtual Memory" Press "Change". A window will pop up.
On the bottom of this window it should say "Recommended" and a certain amount. Under that it will say "Currently Allocated" and a number next to that.
Select "Custom Size" and type in the initial size as your recommended amount.
On "Maximum size" type a number about 1-3 Gbs more then your recommended amount. (1 Gb = 1000 Mb)
Press "OK" then press "OK" again. Then press "OK" again.
If so I did this, but I only added one GB(I made my maximum memory 7050MB instead of 6048 MB) is that a safe thing to do? I assume that this will help in running other things too so yeah.
Anyway this all helped speed my computer up a TON XD even if it was just for running SB better
Heh no that's not overclocking, that's simply modifying how much resources the system can use. If you set the maximum values, windows no longer peritonitis itself over your programs. Thus making your games and programs faster.
Also an edit for the above, when setting to 'Adjust for Maximum Performace' Remember to re-enable 'Show Thumbnails Instead Of Icons'. This will frustrate ALOT of people if this isnt left alone.
Also, 1gb = 1024mb... Need to edit that too! Might I add, Adding an oversized virtual memory for old systems CAN make them unstable. This being said for single core Pentium 4 cpu's, had allot of grief with some customers all with older single core CPU's and there virtual memory. Usually, Virtual Memory is 1.5 - 4.0 times your installed USABLE ram. Meaning my systems 5gb usable ram would mean anything between 7.5gb and 20gb virtual memory is acceptable for me. If you set outside your range, it stuffs stuff up big time. Generally, You will only ever set your virtual memory to be between 1.5 - 2.0 times your installed USABLE ram.
Also note, if you have a IDE hard drive adding more virtual memory WILL SLOW DOWN your system becuase it uses your physical hard drive as ram. This ultimately effects your loading screen times hugely. If you are getting this issue after increasing your virtual memory, set it back to the recommended value.
This is my tech spiel over.
Edit: Wait, no its not...
Also if you have multiple hard drives like me. Put your virtual memory(paging file) on a hard drive thats not used offen. Example;
Drive (C): Windows & Programs
Drive (E): Storeage, Music and Movies
Drive (F): Backup Drive
Drive F is your least used drive, so this drive is where you should put your paging file(virtual memory). Simply because this drive is idle constantly, so using it as your VM storeage will mean less useage on your C and E drives, meaning they have more bandwidth to run windows, programs, games, movies and music. Meaning faster load times.