Re: system information...is this right?!?
If cpu-z shows it at 2.9 it's ok, you're running at the right speed. I get the same thing in system info for xp32, default speed and overclocked value under it .
The funny thing is when you use a lower multiplier to overclock, system info is stuck thinking at default multiplier, so you might get a higher than overclock value displayed (e.g: for a Q6600 2.4GHz, 425 x 8 should be 3.4 GHz overcloked, system info detects it as 425 x 9 and shows around 3.8Ghz).
Desktop PC: Asus P5K, Q6600 @ 3.4GHz, Thermalright Ultra 120X, 2x 2GB Mushkin PC6400 ram, Gainward 8800GTS 512 @ 730/2000 MHz, X-fi Fatality Pro, 2x 36GB WD Raptor, 74GB WD Raptor, 320GB WD KS, Pioneer DVR-212 DBK , Seasonic S12+ 650W, Antec P160 -dual boot with XP32 SP3 and Vista 64 SP1.
Notebook: Asus X55 SV - Intel GM965, 2.2GHz T7500 CPU, 2x 2GB Corsair PC5300 (upgraded), 9500M GS 512MB, 250GB Seagate drive - XP64 SP2 .