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C2D will be stable. Many can in fact be undervolted and still run at stock speeds. Makes for an environment conducive to passive cooling if you're into that kind of thing. That's just to illustrate the point though, C2D's are stable.
Heh, I would never run my C2D on passive cooling, unless ofcourse the passive cooler was something like a tuniq and you had nice airflow in the case... but then, what would be the point in the HSF being passive. Anyways, I digress.

Core 2 Duos are extremely stable from my experience. I went from a Opteron 165 (2.8) to a X6800 (3.4) and I have seen no differences in stability at all. If anything the C2D have a smaller manufacturing process, and because of this produce less heat, which makes them more stable when being overclocked and during normal operation. The only time a user will see instability is when said user has either malfunctioning hardware, or has not completely stabilized an OC. When it comes to instability, I would blame every piece in the computer before I would blame the CPU.
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oooo, so i guess i blame my P4 instability on only 1 rear fan, stock cooling and a horrible case from gateway 3 years ago

cant wait to custom build my own soon
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 DS3 8600 GTS maybe 2GB G.Skill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB barracud PR LG all that stuff Vista probly 20.1 widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech media maybe a 520 cosair aerocool masteige thing MX518 looks promising 
Mouse Pad
going to need a new one 
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FUTURE SYSTEM
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 DS3 8600 GTS maybe 2GB G.Skill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB barracud PR LG all that stuff Vista probly 20.1 widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech media maybe a 520 cosair aerocool masteige thing MX518 looks promising 
Mouse Pad
going to need a new one 
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