I finally had a little time on my hands to figure out how to OC this Asus mobo that I had wanted to do several years ago when i first purchased it and my Opteron proccy. It may not be big news to anyone here but I was happy to finally make this jump knowing the board and processor combination and what was possible on air alone.
Yesterday I hit 2.501 Ghz which only displayed on CPU-z as 2.500 Ghz and ran it for 24 hours. No problems at all and VERY stable!
Today I bumped it up to what is supposed to be the known limit on air at 2.603 Ghz and it is still running fine having played 2-3 episodes of Left 4 Dead 2 as a test. I'll do some thermal testing later tonight probably but it is running great with no glitches whatsoever .
Here is my screen shot from CPU-z to prove my system is finally OC'd to decent numbers.