Ok, so I guess its my turn to reach out to the DH community and ask for technical advice. I'm not new to system building, but I've been out of it long enough to get lost in the new hardware configurations So I'm building a new system. Specs? CPU: Intel Q6600 2.4 RAM: 2x1GB Corsair Twin3X2048-1333C9 G Mobo: Intel DX38BT PSU: Antec 850 Truepower Quattro GFX: Powercolour ATi Radeon X1950 512Mb RAM And the problem? Well, besides the nightmare of having to slipstream Intel RAID drivers into a bootable XP CD (the mobo doesnt have a FDC so F6 wont help), I have finally managed to get the bugger up and running. But the RAM simply will not run at 1333 with timings of 9-9-9-24 @ 1.7V as per corsair specs. Runs great @ 1066 with 1.54V, 7-7-7-20. The CPU, with the G0 stepping, refuses even a marginal overclock. I havent built an Intel rig in YEARS and I'm kind of at a loss. The BIOS offers many OC tools, but in an awkward manner. I would like to get the RAM running at 1333Mhz, and if possible give a small OC to the processor, if only to 2.66Ghz. All drivers up to date, bios up to date. Am I missing something or need I content myself with this? The memory was pretty costly and I would want it to run as advertised. Open to any and all suggestions. Thanks in advance.