What would i have to get it to to eliminate the bottleneck? i bumped it up a little bit to 2.5 Ghz but then it would freeze whenever it would go to screensaver. i would have to do a hard reset everytime. I could try it again, but do you recommend uppping the FSB or the multiplier? It was wierd, it ran in Prime 95 for like 4 hours, at 2.5 but it would freeze at the screensaver nonetheless... Phenom's are not easy to overclock i hear, mostly the first gen though i think... Any tips on that either let me know, im not a pro thats for sure. I REALLY appreciate the advice! Also, there would be no bottleneck with a 5870 if i had a 965 right? I mean its only like 4.4 more Ghz (stock at least) than my current proc?