History, My favorite computer build ever died this week: I7 920, clocked to 4.2 Ghz, stable as 1.3V, 24 Gig ram in triple channel and AMD 6950 Video card ran this way for more than 3 years Just shut-off one night and my trouble shooting led to all components work except CPU/MOBO I had just built a i5 2500k system with a P8H67-M PRO/CSM-R3 LGA 1155 H67 mATX Intel Motherboard for my workshop so not wanting to spend more money on a new build I transferred the computer to my office, upped the ram to 16 gig, moved the video card over and slapped a new 256 GB SSD in it Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Primary applications: Adobe Creative suit and Microsoft Office Suit Games: World of tanks Resolution I run at: 2560 x 1440 I left the bios settings at whatever they defaulted to. According to CPU-Z, the cpu idles at 1600 Mhz, but under load goes to ~4200 Mz PROBLEM: GOD This thing is a dog! Under the same max settings in WOT at 2560x1440 I was getting 60-100 fps and smooth game play on the i7 920, now it dips down into the 20s and lags like hell at times. The desktop is nowhere near as snappy and responsive as it was under the i7 920 And Photoshop is nowhere near as responsive. MS Office Software is about the same.