Re: Q6600 @ 3.4GHz
It could be that you never really tested it very well at 3.6ghz
I've found my cpu to be prime stable, but as soon as I load up "Tripcode Explorer" it crashes... google it if you're not quite sure what it is because I don't really feel like diving into it right now.
What I'm trying to say is that Prime95 just doesn't cut it when it comes to fully stressing your system. I have recreated the error code that Tripcode Explorer creates after tons of hours of testing in prime95... but it doesn't find it nearly as quickly.
I too am at 3.4ghz after a few hours of 3.6ghz 'prime stable'. If my machine can't be stable doing every single possible thing ever imagineable it's just not stable enough... it sucks losing work
Also, if you have a linux box. Pyrit does an AMAZING job of stressing out your cpu as well.
Q6600 3.4ghz (378x9) - 1.5v
8gb (4x2gb) OCZ Gold DDR2-800 (5-4-4-12)
MSI+ASUS GTX 470 SLI
Dell u3011 IPS Display
HP 22" Auxiliary Monitor
256gb Western Digital Silicon Edge Blue SSD
5x2tb RAID-5 Array
750W PC P&C PSU
Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit & Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit
Core i7 740QM
Nvidia GTX 460m
1tb WD HDD
120gb Corsair SSD
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