Tw33k, I don't know what Pile Driver or Ivy Bridge is going to be like, but the new Intel chips sound awful good. I was reading reviews (on Newegg) on the i7-3930k last night and most everyone was extremely excited about the chips. The user reviews said that they did not touch voltages or any settings, just changed the multiplier to 45 and it ran perfect at 4.5. That's pretty darn good. What if you worked with it a little. I wonder what you could do. I bet Overclockers forums would know.