Hey guys, I'm very new to the over clocking scene and have a lot of questions. I would very much appreciate it if you guys could help me out. My system specs are: 780i sli motherboard intel Q6600 @ 2.4 Ghz(stock) 8 gigs of ocz ddr2 PC6400 sli ready memory @ 800 Mhz(stock) Windows Vista 64 bit Zalman cpu 9700 cooling fan with artic silver 5 thermal paste Okay so question #1 I have been messing around with over clocking settings for awhile just trying to see what my machine could put out. Apparently you aren't supposed to do that, your supposed to start from stock and work your way up slowly. Well I reset my BIOS settings to default and changed what needed to be changed (disable spreads, correct voltages, etc..) and ran Orthos stress test. Just with two cores running at 100% my cpu temp was 58-60*c in just 5 minutes. Is this normal? Seems a little hot for stock settings. This is my first build so I don't know if I put something together wrong, but the computer runs Crysis and stuff so I think it's safe to say I hooked it up alright. Question #2 I was watching a video and some dude was saying that on a 780i sli the mV for each Cpu lane or all messed up. Like three are set to 0 and one is set to 110 mV. So he said to manually change all core lanes to 85 mV. Is that correct? As you can see I'm pretty lost. I understand the process of over clocking though. Increase FSB x CPU multiplier will get you a higher CPU speed. And that as you increase FSB you must raise CPU voltage accordingly. And I know must of the things to disable and all that. But I still feel like I'm in the dark here. Any info to why my computer could be running so hot on stock? and also if someone could post some stress tests that test all cores instead of just 2 that would be awesome.