780i's aren't terrible boards - they do take a lot more time to overclock versus a X38/P45 chipset.
Keep your memory settings at default and lets focus on the FSB for your chip for now. With decent air cooling, we should be able to get you stable at 3.2 Ghz.
Still going strong with my HP P1230's...had to retire one of them recently because everything was red (or was it green).
For the OP, what model monitor do you have? I feel like a majority of the larger monitors could run at a higher refresh for that resolution (note the ones I have can do 85hz...
Anyone ever use the 3D Blaster from Creative Labs? II have fond memories of that 3D card, using the VLB. There were some cools game on it too that I've never seen since, and I can't remember the name of them at all either!
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850 watts, single 12v channel. I just picked up one at the end of February for $87 with shipping. Bronze certified.