Something for you to read. It came out while you were out humping deer:
[H]ardOCP: Overclocking the 2.8GHz LGA775 Pentium 4
I'm starting to feel better about my Socket-T adventures already! They're getting their 2.8's to 3.57 pretty easily.
ABIT AA8 Motherboard:
"We had wondered before if the FSB and other board functions such at PCI/AGP/PCI-Express were being handled properly by the motherboard and locked at spec levels of operations while scaling the FSB. As of this time we are very sure this is happening as most enthusiasts would want. Seeing as we have confirmed all of what is happening with this motherboard, we are going back and giving it the "HardOCP Must Have Hardware" award."
"Once we had figured out our stability issues and firmly felt secure in our findings, it was easy to move ahead. Simply give the video card, motherboard, and Ram enough power and crank up the FSB."
"Our overclocked 3.55GHz CPU and its great amount of memory bandwidth...bests a stock clocked 3.6GHz Pentium 4 by a good margin"
It just sounds that with the heat issue aside, these things are starting to rock-n-roll! The OC'd units are running at 140F, but with water, who gives a rats ass? I've also been reading quite a bit and from the sounds of things, they are pretty tough when it comes to high vCore and temps. I can't wait to see what this 3.4Ghz 550 can do!
Hmmm...and the 2.8 (520) they tested is under $200 at newegg!