i read this thread - Overclocking a Lenovo Thinkcentre (Wolfdale/Core 2/E8200, Intel Q35) at OC Forums, and thought about it, and did some research into ECS q35 motherboards.
i found this model, 945G-M3, that looks exactly like the motherboard within my lenovo m57p 9979-A1u system.
the thread brings about the idea of flashing the ecs bios onto the lenovo board to enable overclocking support,
which sounds entirely possible, but i don't want to brick my board, so ifigured i would ask and see if it is worth a shot.
Antec Earthwatts EA-750W Green PSU
Intel E8400 Wolfdale @ 3.00Ghz (stock)
2GB prOMOS Ram @ 800(?) mhz
Lenovo M57P 9979-A1U OEM Motherboard
XFX nVIDIA Geforce GTS 250 512MB
Asus Xonar D1
Stock Cooler, Can Change, Probably to a NZXT Havik 140