Yes, we made progress. If you review the thread, you will find ways to overclock your CPU, change your memory timing from CAS 3 to 2.5 or 2, and to change a setting that seems to relate to PAT that results in a significant performance increase. Unfortunately, all of these settings have to be made manually at this point.
Henrik may be working on a program that will perform the changes on boot-up. I toyed with the idea, but have not pursued it. It would represent a large learning curve for me since I have not previously done any NT drivers.
The program that warp8 was referring to was based on an abstracted NT drvier platform that would possibly introduce a performance hit as well as cost ~ $2000 for a license to its base DLL (a free 30 day trial is available, but who wants to do the necessary work on a questionable platform only to either throw everything away at the end of the trial period, or pay $2000 for the license).
I documented a way to do the changes manually using CPU-Z and PCI-Tree, but, it is a pain in the butt to redo them every time you boot. Frankly, I don't bother. I do agree, however, that it would be very nice to have one program that enables overclocking, changes memory and PAT settings and monitors CPU and disk temperatures. Doing it would not be trivial since it involves interfacing to multiple devices.