Well Sol , i kinda took your dare and benched on 725-1475-900 without any problem. The max temp when playing COD WaW was 80C. But mostly the temps were hovering between 77C-79C Attached is a screen shot. You will notice that my CPU-Z show the CPU running at 1.6 GHz...have disabled speedstep, but it does not seem to work :shadedshu Tried to bench at 750-1475-900, did not get artifacts when scanning using ATItool, but graphics went wierd when running 3Dmark and the comp froze.... Have a question for you, in the BIOS, my default VGA voltage was 1.5, i increased it to 1.65 and i think i can go right upto 2v....will it make any difference if i increase the voltages from the BIOS ? or , will the increase in voltage only happen with a pencil mod or a resistor ?