I think overclocking is interesting and even sorta cool, but I've never been very good at it. For a good mobo, the number of knobs to twiddle and turn is overwhelming - at least for me. So when I decided that I would build a new system (after frying the last one) I wasn't thinking much about oc'ing. I decided on the 1090T BE (which CPU-Z calls 1095T) because of the 3.4ghz stock speed. I really planned on keeping it at stock and not screwing with it. But then I saw these charts over at XS. Even then I figured, ok, those are some wild clocks, but these guys know what they're doing and I'm basically . . . a hack . . . if I'm going to be honest about it. But I thought, even I can probably get an extra 100-200mhz out of the chip by just adjusting a couple settings. I'll spare you the rest of the story except to say, that's how it started. I'm still a hack, but this time I was a careful hack and made small modifications, one at a time. Right now I've got this puppy to 4ghz (3.973) and all I changed was fsb (215), multiplier (18) and voltage (don't remember but not a lot). I did tweak a couple of other things (would have to go look) but only by 2 or 3 bumps. But what really makes this amazing to me is the fact that I'm on stock cooling with thermal tape and the ambient is about 81F. Even with all that, core temp is 60C while running both prime 95 and WCG. I'm so used to the gods shitting on me that it is an almost transcendental experience while they do finally smile.