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GA-M61PME-S2 good for overclocking?

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I'm trying to upgrade my cousin's computer:
Mobo: GA-M61PME-S2
CPU: X2 4000+ Brisbane
RAM: 1GB Corsair DDR2667
HD: WD 250GB
GPU: eVGA 7600GT

I was thinking about the 5000+ BE, some new RAM, a AC Freezer, and 8800GT (or something cheaper). His budget is pretty low - $275

I can fit everything under budget (after rebate), the only thing is, I don't know if his mobo is good for OCing... I have tried some initial OCing to his current CPU, but I can't find the option for voltage adjustment.

Also, when I try to OC his current setup, CoreTemp shows his cores at 7C/12C. His mobo shows 46C/53C. I'm assuming the CoreTemp is wrong? And it is the most recent CoreTemp as well. Also, when I adjust the FSB, it doesn't show in Windows that the FSB has changed (nor final clock). But when I reboot, the BIOS is still set for the higher FSB. I'm confused...

Ideas (on both issues)?
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m61 or mcp61 or nforce430\\mcp6100 or nforce400\\mcp61 based boards
suck at overclocking...
jus like mine..
BTW.this gigabyte is also owned by my friend and he says it has issues overclocking...
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m61 or mcp61 or nforce430mcp6100 or nforce400mcp61 based boards
suck at overclocking...
jus like mine..
BTW.this gigabyte is also owned by my friend and he says it has issues overclocking...
CRAP! That mean's he (my cousin) should just get an e2170 & new mobo combo then OC the crap out of it...
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OCZ 240GB SSD, 2x320 7200.10, 2x2TB Green Caviar Windows 10 2x Asus VC239H Slim Bezel Black 23” 5ms  G15 
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OCZ 240GB SSD, 2x320 7200.10, 2x2TB Green Caviar Windows 10 2x Asus VC239H Slim Bezel Black 23” 5ms  G15 
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