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hey all

I've had a gaming rig that has a core2quad Q6600 OC'd @3.44Ghz under the hood but for reasons the cpu just randomly freeze sometimes, when? how? idk just randomly freezes

and what annoys me the most it is pretty stable at stock frequency 24/7 but if I overclock it to +200mhz it starts freezing!
even voltage was set to maximum safe level which is v1.45 but no luck! still freezes

tried another solutions like updating bios, drivers, tweaking North and south bridge voltages, etc! and yet the same problem!

later it was decided that the CPU was just bad since it's an OEM Processor from used HP pre-built comp and sold it to a mac user to replace the CPU for his mac pro!

so the question is: should I get a used 775 CPU? and wait for the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture (or haswell if overclocks perfectly)

or just get a sandy bridge i5-2400 + mobo + DDR3 in 9 Jan?

btw the reason for overclocking is to avoid bottlenacking the GTX295!


P.S. please response I'm using the mac OS X and I.........simply hate it!
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2400+P67+DDR3 2000 combo is going to be cheap and a huge upgrade for you
    
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What are your load temps?
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What are your load temps?
I won't have the processor till atleast tomorrow
    
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What are your load temps?
51c full load! overclocked @3.44Ghz
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