So I've OC'd my FX-6300 to 4.6Ghz and with little effort I will add. I ever reorganized the air flow in my case to cool my VR's. My question is, why are nerds bothering to run programs that force high temps and strain their CPU's beyond common usage? "Prime 95" When I run this program it destroys my computer no different than if i hammered on the case with the purpose to seize my car engine... Obviously the cooling solution will fail and it will lock the system up. I have to unplug the power to recover.....I just change my liquid cooler exhaust around so it exhausts out the top instead of the back of my case in order to get my voltage regulators extra air flow. This has reduced my VR temps to equal my cpu temps. The result is an extra 100Mhz at a lower voltage... If I don't bother to worry about running "prime 95" my system can run an extra 300 Mhz in all of my programs/appz and they run stable as long as needed. My computer will run stable for as long as I can stand to test them, 3 hours plus, in stressing with AIDA64. On the other hand, Prime95 does not. It crashes and wtf? I've spent about 6 hours figuring out the FX world and my conclusion is... The FX CPUs are FuN as FuK to play with, but I've concluded that running stress programs are a waste of time. All of my every day apps, programs, benchmarks and games run better and on higher OC's than any stressing programs perform.* I'm currently waiting on some silver compound to arrive before I do any other mods to my system. Currently I run 4.6 Ghz on my FX 6300 (2wk old), and at 30%+ OC I'm super impressed with my system's capabilities.... I try my best to get the best OC for my buck and nearly all the advice I get from reading forums is irreverent because when followed it I get reduced results form my every day applications. If I ignore all advice I receive from OCer's I gain performance and higher scores from any bench marking software. SO why are all of the OC nerds claiming awesome about low temps on stressing apps when it's bull stress testing any how? I find it extremely frustrating and it makes me lose faith in the OC community. A community I've been apart of since the Celron 300 In the end, anyone that buys a consumer CPU is a every day user. so what's up? What is the bottom line?