Okay, 1) he said he could only take a screenshot at 1.6 volts (why he didn't go to 1.7 is beyond me), 2) the air was below freezing...I was talking about daily, in-room usage--with the window closed, 3) he didn't run his RAM in synch, if I had to guess, his performance was no better than a 2.8C@3.5GHz with FSB/RAM in synch.
I'd hardly call that stable...what I would like to see is a 2.8C @ 3.8GHz, with FSB/RAM in synch and in a normally-temperatured room on air cooling. That 3.8GHz is not for daily usage. You should know by now that using extremes as examples never means anything.
Maxtor disgraces the six letters that make Matrox.