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Did a quick zip though that guide ( at work, will read it through at home ) and I noticed the Hyper-threading creating a lot of heat. Should I just go ahead right off the bat and disable it. I don't do any encoding, or anything even remotely taxing multiple cores on this machine. Other than gaming and surfing the net, this big guy is essentially dormant.

Your cooler is a top of the line cooler it should be able to handle HT. If you don't need it turn it off. It kind of seems odd to turn off sometime that you paid extra for.
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Your cooler is a top of the line cooler it should be able to handle HT. If you don't need it turn it off. It kind of seems odd to turn off sometime that you paid extra for.

Aye in agreement here. Mainly went with the 1366 Chipset for the multiple independent X16 pathways, but features are features and they are nice to have.
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Max safe overclock could be 100 gigahertz and would be fine if temps and voltage were within spec.

Your OC should be determined by these three factors:
1. Temperature
2. Chip life (voltage in spec or close to it, within comfort zone so to speak)
3. Stability
Most of these are related a la temperature and chip life.

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By default, the RAM multipliers are set quite low. I help people do this every day, I'm not "frying" anyone's RAM. Don't be silly with this "liable" drivel. Even if the RAM multiplier was set the whole way up to 8x, a base clock of 191 would still set the frequency at 1538MHz, below the 1600 he says his is rated for.

If you go too high on your RAM, you would just not post or you'd lock up. Just like how we deal with overclocks every day. I'm not asking him to turn his DRAM voltage up. He's not going to "fry" anything.
I see your point and apologize for the "fry" reference. I have edited my post
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