true nubius, thats fair enough not wanting to loose that cpu, but it can probably take it (dont hold me to that) i would go for it, imagine an Athlon at 2.8Ghz imagine the braggin rights...
Well I tried it lol, I could get it to boot and hell was even talking to Leonidas with 165x17 = 2.805GHZ with a Vcore of 2.1
it would boot, but upon trying to run prime95 it'd freeze, temps weren't bad at all, in the 30's Celsius so that's not a problem, it's probably the RAM for one thing that's holding me back, and possibly the CPU, I restarted the comp after it froze and was in the BIOS after changing it to 2.225 Vcore to see if prime95 would at all run and just error instead of freezing and while in the BIOS it shut down with a beep I hadn't heard before. With a prayer and shakey hands I reset my CMOS and all was well
whew close one, thought I killed it this time, so I set it back to 186x14 for 2.604GHz at 1.975 which is completely prime95 stable, but whatever I GOT 2.8 KINDA!