the day before yesterday i achieved 3,5ghz on the q8300 with an fsb 470. Temps are perfect idle & load, maximum recorded was 61 degrees, on the first core under heavy load (linpack 4.5 hours & prime95 'overnighter' (12 hours) all perfectly stable Now i think my mem is my bottleneck here cuz anything past 470 fsb and it will not boot. it does post though, but when its trying to load win7 it bsods or win 7 tries to recover (that aint gonna work it freezes a few seconds later). my mem are 2x A-Data ddr2 800 standerd timmings; 6-6-6-18-2 wich is pretty high for ddr2 i know. my timings are currently verry loose but seem to be working, timings: 7-7-7-21-3. and the mem runs at 940mhz voltage, set to 2.1v, my actual question was, is there another way to achieve higher fsb without loosen the timings even more ? ps. please excuse me if my english is not that good.