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First time OCing, EP35-DS3L Board and E2160 CPU

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Hey guys, so this is my first time OCing and I was a bit scared. Anyway I have the GIGABYTE EP35-DS3L MOBO and I am using the E2160 CPU. I turned off all the settings that reduce the multiplier when the CPU is idle. I first tried to set the Bus Speed to 333 with a multiplier of 9 since I heard on reviews that it can hit 3.0 Ghz with stock heatsink, but it my computer wouldn't boot so I restarted the CMOS. Next I tried the Bus Speed on 250 with a multiplier of 9 and the computer booted. I ran orthos and the max temp it reached was 55C. Is 55C safe and there were no crashes. Should I try to aim a bit higher now? Thanks
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium E2160 GIGABYTE EP35-DS3L SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit G 2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 800 PC-6400 
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2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB Windows 7 + Ubuntu 10.04 Hanns·G HH-251HPB Black 24.6" 2ms HDMI Widescreen Saitek Eclipse (Blue) 
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First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium E2160 GIGABYTE EP35-DS3L SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit G 2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 800 PC-6400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB Windows 7 + Ubuntu 10.04 Hanns·G HH-251HPB Black 24.6" 2ms HDMI Widescreen Saitek Eclipse (Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 Antec 900 Sony Vaio Mouse Padless 
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55C is perfectly fine, dont quote me but anything under 65-70 is ok for those chips, im no Intel OC pro mind you, i work with AMD, but have you lowered the ram speed? otherwise your ram could be getting heavy OC and holding your cpu back. with gigabyte boards, in bios main menu pressing ctrl-F1 may open up another menu option for memory tweaking and the like. hope this helps.

also read this thread. http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ing-guide.html
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