2. Do I have to overclock my CPU first or can I just bump up my speed to 3600mhz, since I'm on the latest Bios version for my motherboard. And if I do have to overclock my CPU do you have good settings on what I should bump it to?
You should have to just enable XMP then raise VCCSA.
CPU overclocking has very little to deal with memory overclocking. You can overclock one without having to overclock the other. Plus, when you overclock one the other one tends to be more limited for stability, not less. You don't need to overclock your CPU for this to work, you just need to overvolt the memory controller.