Read your note on the motherboard. I apologize I can't help but I wondered if you could answer a question. Believe it not I have been trying to get an answer for weeks. I want to buy this board but I agree with you it is tough getting answers with all the Asus and Gigabyte out there. Those two appear to me to have bad service and 20% or higher fail rates. I am getting a i5-2500K and wondered just how much the board allows overclocking. I am not interested in going crazy but want to overclock the processer and board but read that that can't be done alot. I see you said 4.5MHZ so is that a 2600k or 2500k. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.