UPDATE: got the CPU to 3ghz, it passes prime95 stress tests and temps were in the 64c range. when im just sitting at the desktop doing nothing, the computer now freezes.
i have the cpu down to 2.95ghz and no freezes. is the 3ghz just not stable with my setup or i thought there was something i had to do with the memory to make it 1:1 or something. im not clear on that or know how to do it.