Overclockers is claiming that the initial round of Venice overclocking results may have put too good of a picture on the Venice core.  The results in our processor and overclocking forums seem to be pretty close what I saw initially though.

One characteristic of these chips is that they’ll often do fine with default voltage or a smidgen above up to 2.5-2.6GHz, but once you start having to overvolt 10%, you don’t have much more to go after that, no matter what you do.

What to do?

Well, if you really feel like you’re hurting, it is very unlikely that if you wait a couple months, these things are going to get a whole lot faster. I still think 3GHz will eventually be reached on air, but that could be quite some time.