i just built my PC about a week ago and had quite a journey. I knew that with the 1055T i wanted to hit 4GHz, anything less was a failure IMO. To be fair, I learned a LOT about OC'ing during the process and have a much better understanding now than i did previously with my PII 720 @ 3.4Ghz
First mobo was an ASROCK 890FX Deluxe4.. nice board (~$160) but couldn't get cpu clock over 260. Decided to go a different direction.
Second mobo was the Biostar TA890FXE.. nice board as well ($130). Was the OC champ so I figured, this would get me to 4GHz. I would never know because although it got me to 3.6GHz, the PCIE slot died on me so i said on to the next one.
Finally, I broke down and decided to go with the ASUS Crosshair IV.. I shoudl have gone with this board from the beginning as i would have saved lots of time and money. first boot was at 250 x14 = 3.5GHz. I ran that for a day and then decided to go for it. set the cpu speed to 286 and kept voltages the same (CPU was at 1.3V). After about 15 minutes in Prime95 5th core died. Went into the bios and upped the voltage to 1.48 and that was it. ran prime for 8 hours blend, 2 hours small FFT and was stable.
Long journey but well worth it as I have the fastest, and most capable computer I've ever built hands down.
Edited by cuartz7o - 10/9/10 at 4:03pm