Hello everybody. At first I would like to apologize for my english - its not my mother language and I may make some mistakes. Again im realy sorry about that. I came here to seek both help and advice regarding the overclocking matters. What I wanna achieve is an overclocking of my i7 860 with stock cooling. Thats right. I dont wanna listen to things like "get a better cooling" blablabla, no. I would like to do some overclocking with what I got and I would like to know what can I achieve. As a matter of fact I kinda did by using bios preset to 3.06ghz but Im guessing it can be done better. Thing is Im very rusty nowadays if it comes to computers and especialy overclocking. I mean I did some oc on my old comp with e5200 so I guess I got some basic knowledge and experience but I think I lost it. I was guided backthen by someone I used to call a friend. Now I am on my own and I would like to get to know things again. My knowledge unfortunately stoped at year 2000-2002 and SLOT 1 motherboards so there is a lot of work that needs to be done. Anyway I came here for help and advice so here is my questions: 1) How high can I go with stock cooling and what exactly do I do ? 2) How to set Intel Burn Test when checking CPU's stability ? 3) What temperatures should I watch for ? 4) Anything I missed/Need to know - you tell me. Anyways heres what I ran into that inspired me to do the same: http://solidlystated.com/hardware/core-i7-860-overclocking/4/ What I remember about overclocking is to do it on stock voltage and never raise the voltage but go down with it. If any information will be needed on any specific component I will gladly provide it. Regards. /edit: PS: I know it may look kinda lame but Im a begginer and I apologize if I posted this in the wrong section. Im not a pro overclocker but I would like to become one some day maybe.