If anyone saw my previous post I have overclocked my 2.8 GHz 1050T to a stable 3.8GHz. This seems to be about where I want to go. After talking (bragging) to a friend who has a similar setup he begins to tell me how to push it way further by disabling cores and pulling memory. I'm wondering if by doing this you'll see any real world benefits. I'm seeing it this way: To get to say, 4.4 GHz you'll disable half of your processor and pull half the memory for a 1.6 GHz total increase. That's not even a 50% increase in power while disabling 50% of your potential processing power. I sure that specific benchmark programs will see a huge increase in performance, but if you're using this on a regular machine with many processes and services running, I think that you actually see a decrease in system performance. At boot I'm using about 3.5 GB of memory with 109 processes running. When I start working it's not uncommon for me to have photoshop, illustrator, fireworks, and dreamweaver all working at the same time. Add in 6 tabs of chrome and now I'm using 5.1 GB of memory without even having any open documents. I've seen instances where I'm using 12+ GB of memory when working with specific 3D images in photoshop alone. Would I really see an improvement if if cut 3 cores out, pulled 8 gigs of ram so now my suff is running in swap instead of ram to see a further .5 GHz increase? What are your thoughts on this? Am I completely wrong?