Back when I got my first Pentium machine I learned about overclocking. Back then the only things you could really change were the FSB, multiplier and CPU voltages. Cooling with something besides air was almost unheard of. Most everything was done with jumpers and DIP switches. I could have my CPU overclocked and tuned in just a couple of short hours (not counting burn-in). Once I was prevented from OCing to a CPU's max potential because it made the ISA bus run too fast for my dial-up modem to work properly. Today I go into a BIOS menu and I'm floored at the number of tweaks that can be done to the CPU, the RAM, and the various buses. That's in addition to the fact that video cards are also now loaded with tweak options. Looking at all of that, I find myself discouraged at even trying to overclock, since the number of variables has risen so dramatically, it seems to me it could take months to figure out the best overclock tweaks for a specific build. I am just wondering if people who are into overclocking would share their experiences with me at tell me how long it took, what common problems you've encountered, and how the various overclocks affect the others (OCing your CPU leads to not being able to OC something else as well, or vice-versa?). I still buy hardware that is noted for being great for OC, so I still have the ability to do so, but I haven't bothered because it seems like too much hassle for a little gain. Let me know how it's been for you.