well, the other day i decided that the 535 fsb limitation on my DFi LT X48 TR-2 just wasnt cutting it. so i get to reading about the P45 chipset and all its wonders and think to myself... what the hell, might as well give it a spin. at first I had my E8500 in there to test fsb limitation. I was able to hit 675 w/ relative ease... only took about an hour, but with the dropped multi, fsb is not that impressive to me. i want high fsb w/ high multi. so i go to work yesterday, and come home to do some more testing. no post. no nothing. i start bitching and yelling at my computer for a while and decide to swap in my trusty q6600 to start my troubleshooting process of elimination. what do i know, it fires right up so my only conclusion was that the e8500 somehow died while I was at work. no big deal, its on its way back to newegg for RMA. of course this pisses me off more than anybody can imagine. so what the hell do i bench? the E8500 was pwning every other processor i own for benchmarks except for 3dmark06. so why not bench 3dmark06 for the night right? i reset the computer, added a healthy 1.6v after overvolt (this board overvolts .05 vcore) w/ 450 FSB. boots into windows no problem (no big suprise, i can do that fsb on every other board w/ less volts prime stable) now its time for some setfsb action. before i had believed that the fsb wall was 472 on my cpu. any more and it will lock... setting it in bios results in no post... no matter what the multi. so i plug in the clockgenerator ic number (its ICS9LPRS916BKL if anybody else is interested) get fsb and shoot for 500 immediately. i think to myself, of course its going to crash... but it didnt. wtf? 500fsb q6600? so where does it stop? well... its definately an improvement over x38 and x48... http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=381434 its only getting better.... more to come, intel sent me another e7200. post your results as well, this board is friggin nutz!