Hello all. I have a Winchester core A64 3000+ CPU. Stock speed is 1.8Ghz. Well I have an EPoX EP-9nda3j MB that lets me set the FSB speed via BIOS and it also has a setting for the HT multiplier which is set to AUTO but you can set it from 1x to 5x manually. Ok so via the FSB modifier I have it up to 234Mhz, which with the 9x CPU multiplier gives me 2106Mhz with the stock cooler and I'm getting idle temps of 36-37 with load temps of 46-47. I've ran it for about 17 hours on the Prime 95 torture test and no errors in memory or anything and gaming seems fine so I think it's stable at this speed. Benching it on Doom3 at 1024x768 I went from 66 fps to 75 fps, so I'm getting more punch out of the system now which is excellent, but I know I can take this baby further. Now here is my main question(s). At what point do I have to manually start moving the HT modifier to 4x or do I? How do I tell what the Bios is setting the HT value to? At what Temps do I have to worry about heat problems as well? I know I've read about people OC'ing thier stuff to the point where they are getting 75-80 degree load temps, but I don't want to push that far and screw up the CPU. What is the max safe load temp for this CPU? I'm using generic PC3200 DDR and the timings are 2.5-3-3-7 right now. I guessing this will start screwing up before the CPU starts having issues.