Well, I just started playing around again... the last time I rebooted, got into my OS and then got the crap scared out of me when my speakers started busting out a ridiculously loud and annoying static...
Needless to say, I restarted, went into my BIOS and set everything back to default.
What ticks me off, is that I'd like to think of myself as fairly intelligent, and experienced with hardware and software - heck, I built the dang system myself, just as I've done for 11 years since I was 15.
The thing that's kicking my butt is that certain things/settings are called/referred to differently from BIOS to BIOS. I often can't tell if I've changed everything I need to change, missed something, don't recognize something, etc...
I'm going to take a break from trying to OC this thing. After all, it has a lot of premium and good quality stuff that I don't want to bust up..
Unless of course, you guys could take a look at my stock CPU-Z settings and give me some heads-up ;-) Remember, the multi on this chip is locked.
Thanks again everybody.