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I've got a wild guess: Northbridge strap.

Bootup isn't CPU limited but it is RAM limited, and therefore the MCH and northbridge are bottlenecking you. It could be that your static read delay (the holy ghost of memory timings) is being set higher with the higher FSB clock. Since booting is much more dependent on latency on the northbridge than clock speed in the CPU, you could notice a serious discrepancy.

I would bet that the Bloodiron has a BIOS option, or at least will show you, the northbridge strap/TRD situation, although I have no experience with DFI BIOS.
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bump for the edit
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Good find. Man that sucks when you're wracking your brain think an OC has gone bad and then it turns out to be a software issue.
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yea, pretty sucky, especially if you spent 3 days stress testing various OC's and wonder why all of them passed and you would still end up with the symptoms. Microsoft, hurry up and put the Vista Service Pack on Windows Update for the entire population!!
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i have had that happen to me in the past( the control panel not opening). ever since i reformatted it hasnt happened

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