Can you run Core Temp and list the VID of your processor here?
Also, you heat looks a bit on the high side already! 39c is the lowest idle? That isn't what I'd call good. Your OC is mild, and since its on Auto Voltages, it prolly already over volted your chip. For such a puny OC, you need to find your VID, list it here, and then set the VCore in the Bios to the VID.
You should get that 150 extra Mhz for free.
Now, are you positive that the heat sink is on correctly? Freezer 7 should get you 3.0 with out bad heat.. how odd.
Looks like you will have a 1.3000, 1.3125, or 1.3250 VID on that chip. Which sucks! But hey, it'll get 3.6 Ghz at around 1.45 volts while loaded!!
Thanks for the reply Lupiron. CPU-Z lists the core VID at 1.313V. Core Temp list 1.3125v.
I will set the Vcore in bios to 1.3125.
As to the Freezer 7. It appears to be mounted well (had to trim slight amount of fan housing at bottom due to contact w/NB) The pre-applied thermal grease was slightly wrinkled. I will reinstall and use the AC MX-2 thermal compound to see if that helps. I have 120mm fan at back of case exhaust as well an 80mm on top exhaust. There is an 80mm intake fan on side panel and I have a PCI slot cooler from Antec (supposedly blows fresh air on graphics card).
I reseated the Freezer 7 using the MX-2 thermal paste and set V-core to 1.3125. Idle temperature of CPU down to 36C. But I noticed that after some time when I check back on unit, the CPU clock would vary from 2542 to 1600 (flipping back and forth between them). I tried a similar OC and set ram to 667 unlinked where it seemed stable (other than later the flipping thing mentioned).
Shadowthor; I do not have QFan enabled. Fan speeds run from 2700 up to around 2900. I do not know how to check if "turned on full".
I have taken the system to standard FSB (1066) and left ram at 667 where it is running well with CPU at 35C idle and MB at 40C idle. I also turned the top case fan to blow in and it points at the intake area of the Freezer 7.
I just added 2 80mm fans as intake on front of case, I am sure this should help with temp issues.
OS is Vista Home Premium. Case: APEVIA X-Cruiser Metal Case w/ Side Window-Black