Problem is being solved.
Both my overclocking problem and his.
I bought a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P for my system and I'm going to put my P35-DS3R in his system. Its a much better board, and I'll be a lot happier knowing he's got a decent board that isn't bottom of the barrel crap. Oh, and now I have an excellent mobo with a second PCI-E slot so I can finally use my 9600GT for Physx!
I used Amazon prime and got the board here in 2 days for only $4.
And I also have Windows 7 Pro x64, so I'll be doing a totally unexpected system upgrade tonight... followed by some more overclocking.