Hey, in response to your question, The main, most important factor is that you disable thermal monitoring on the CPU fan connection so that the PUMP is always running on max voltage. I think that this is what might have happened to my ECO. If you make sure that your BIOS settings are good as far as that goes, you'll be fine
I haven't tried the RAM yet; no system compatible. I'm hoping to slowly collect parts from the pay it forward thread and build a computer so I can donate it to charity after having my share of overclocking fun with it.