I just took my E6550 2.33 up to 2.8 by raising fsb from 1333 to 1600 and Lowered my memory from 800mhz to 667mhz as I read this is stable. It appears to be slightly slower on the start up(not sure) The linked converter in my bios wanted to put the memory speed at 960mhz, would that fry my memory because it is 800mhz? I have 8Gb of corsair ddr2 xms2 DHX dual-path heat xchange. My motherboard is an asus p5n-e with a antec 1000(see my specs for more details) Can I run my memory at 960 rather then 667? Also, what is a good program to find my cpu temp while it is running? Before the overclock my bios told me it was 34 degress and 31 Degress, after the o.c. running on 2.8 it went up to 42* and 33*. Do you think I can go higher with these numbers? Do my fsb numbers have to be in any certain integers? ie. a round 1600 is what I went with, can I go with a 1650?