Hi, I'm new to overclocking but I'm interested in trying it. I have a few questions. First and foremost is it safe and to what maximum speed should i attempt to overclock my cpu. I have a intel duo core 2 e7300 and i read online that it is good for overclocking and can push from 2.66 to 3.5-4. I would be using to mainly playing Starcraft 2 in combination with a GTS 250 at 1080p high/ultra settings. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!!
Your motherboard isn't especially well suited to overclocking due to limited vCore and various other voltage related adjustments in the BIOS settings. It doesn't seem to have a strong voltage regulation circuit either. And your ability to overclock is probably going to be limited due to typical Nvidia chipset instability when overclocking.
You might be able to get something close to the low end of the range you mentioned.