You know, I tried to overclock it once with some application I got from the manufacturer and it not only froze up my machine, but made it really difficult to restart and frankly, scared me almost to death. One click wonder and all that. Yeah, I want stability and reliability more than anything, but the damn thing still hangs up sometimes and I'm currently looking at maxing out the ram (up to 16gigs) in an attempt to minimize that. Plus, I want skype to stream like I see on the news and google earth to zoom like that too. Am I asking too much with my mobo and all? Do I need a $10,000 machine to get all that? Thanks for your reply. I DO need help with this stuff.