Originally Posted by Thumper
Was the box sealed? Intel tests a certain amount of the chips from every batch to make sure they work at the settings intended. It is possible that you simply got a chip that was pulled for internal testing before shipping.
I would definatly recomend a better heatsink and maybe look at your case airflow as well, be sure you have enough fresh air going in and good exhuast to pull the hot stuff back out.
Intel agreed to RMA the cpu. Will update when I get the new cpu.