Originally posted by leje0306
There are several good articles on it and unfortunately I cannot link to them right now(I'm at work). But will post a reply with links later. The RAM is gonna limit potential drastically.
It's not going to limit him at all, in his post he said if he has to buy extra cooling he wont bother, so he wont max his RAM's capability before he would need an aftermarket HSF.
Narpstar, you won't hurt your system using that program. Since you don't see to know that much about overclocking, I wouldn't suggest doing it in the BIOS, so core center is the way to go for you. I would say you can get your e6300 up to 2.3 safely. If your system locks up when you're overclocking, dont worry, it just didnt like the settings and you can restart and everything is normal. Just make sure you raise your RAM's voltage by .1 or .2 before overclocking for good measure. I have stock cooling on mine and can get up to 2.3, so I feel you can do the same if not more.