ok, i'm kinda wondering something here. I've read on some boards that people have OC'ed the same kind of CPU i have up to around the 3.0-3.4Ghz range running stable. the only problem is, when i try to up my system bus speed using Easy Tune 4 which came with my GigaBite Mobo, it resets back to default when i restart. would i have to try upping it from in the BIOS or something? i saw one thing in the frequencies/voltages part of the BIOS that said it isn't good to increase it due to the fact that it could cause a SATA drive to not work. i'll have to check that again later. gotta sleep now. but please, if someone could help me with this... maybe give me an idea as to how i can overclock... tell me.