Yeah, i agree, I'm not doing anything too insane right now, as I am awaiting a heftier heatsink than that of the OEM. I have a V6GT Cool Master on the way. I heard the fan going crazy just upping it to 3.9, so I thought a little, soft 3.8 nudge may be fine. honestly, i've been trying to OC for years but always say forget it.
I've NEVER been able to OC in the past. It didn't matter what I did. Even bumping the multiplier up a small bit, or the FSB just to get an extra 100mhz OR LESS! would make me blue screen. Even going back to the Athlon XP days and Phenom 1 days. I have no idea why that is. For instance, last night, I decided that I would set my DRAM to the speeds it is suppose to be able to perform stock (2000mhz), even just specifying that hung windows. Shouldn't you be able to get stock speeds out of your DRAM? I can't even get 1500mhz out of it without freezing at load. I never understood why when I place DDR2000 in the system, for instance, it runs at 1333mhz stock, or if you put DDR1066 on my old computer, it runs well below those speeds at around 800mhz, yet is advertised at higher.