So, I've just attempted to up the clock speeds a little on an AM3+ mobo running an FX6300. Didn't like that very much and now I'm experiencing regular temperature spikes and shutdowns. Tried most likely recovery options with no success, no visible issues with motherboard but until I come across another AM3+ MB I can't really check the CPU alone. Until such a time I want to continue playing some games, currently thrown together a system with a Q6600 and 650TI & 8GB 1066 Ripjaws, it's just going to do for now. My question is, would it be worth while picking up a Q9650 for the 775 and perhaps just upgrading to a 4gb GPU? Am I likely to get the performance required for average gaming? It's been a while as i'm sure you can tell reading this!