Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53Ghz
pqi Turbo 4GB DDR2 800Mhz
MSI TwinFrozr OC GeForce GTX 275
Rosewill Stallion Series 650 Watt
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
I was experiencing poor fps when playing high end games such as Battlefield Bad Company 2 so I decided to overclock my processor to 3.8Ghz from stock 2.53Ghz by changing the FSB to 400Mhz the core voltage to 1.38V and the north bridge voltage to 1.25V. It is running pretty stable so far and the frames per second in Battlefield are on average around 50-60 now instead of 20-30 from before.
While using this overclock my idle temps are around 30-32 degrees C and while playing Battlefield it is in the mid 50s.
My question, Is mid 50s a safe temperature for the processor under load, and was my graphics card being bottlenecked by my CPU before this overclock and if so is it still?