yea it took quite a bit or research to get comfortable enough to OC the thing. Stable for 72 hours straight easy and temps (air cooled) just a few degrees above stock. 33-35 idle and 48-52 under load. As we approach summer though I wouldnt dare OC it on air with how hot it can get in my pc room. (garage) Been on stock for that last month and a half which is kinda what prompted me to look into the 6000+.