Honestly, I have no idea what you're talking about. However, I've (after reinstalling Windows XP) have it running stable at 2.57 GHz. I have the CPU voltage set at 1.40 volts, the RAM voltage at 2.6 volts, the CPU overclock at 230 MHz and multiplier set at 11x. I tried a setting that I thought might work, and decreased my RAM memory speed (can't remember what it was called exactly) from 400 MHz to 333 MHz. I noticed that the speeds matched up to DDR speeds (like DDR400, DDR333, DDR266, etc.). Temperatures on the CPU are fine; I haven't seen it go past 44 Celsius yet.
How do you check to see if your RAM is being stressed to much? I have no idea how to monitor it, and I don't want to lose it (well, I don't want it to blow up and hurt my motherboard, really, I need some new RAM anyways). I have GEIL Value memory (stated in my signature...), but I've heard it overclocks well! It has good overclocking reviews on Newegg.
By the way, I bought two 512 megabyte chips at two different times and I set them in the way you would for dual channel. Could this have something to do with it? I don't know how to see if they're successfully running in dual channel, either. My knowledge of this stuff is very limited, so if you could enlighten me a bit it'd be great.\
Many thanks, sorry for that heck-u-va post