Originally Posted by CL3P20
Dont you have a larger fan for now...I'd keep the NB around 40c if possible..if that don't hold it stable then RMA for sure.
For some reason, the two mobo's I have gotten from newegg, that had loose NB 'sinks, never OC'd very well...ever.
Oh yeah, I got a larger fan
I just popped the side of my case open and rolled up my giant window fan. Got that sucker blowing, and bam, 3.5ghz stable.
So I guess it's a cooling issue after all. The question now is if this issue is normal. It seems to happen when the chipset reaches 50C or so, which doesn't seem too hot. Not so hot that it should cause instability anyway.
I'm gonna RMA anyway. Glad I finally got to the bottom of this!