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Intels CPU's slow down and protect themselves after a certain temp is reached... probably 65 or 69, maybe 74 or something... you could look it up.
Not the same CPU as yours by a long margin, but when I put mine in the 3.6/3.8 range for fun it was compressing MPEG2 at fast rate but then something kicked in after 30 seconds and slowed it down to the 3.2 performance anyway. DVDShrink is a good way to test your CPU ;oP... just look at the rate after a cold boot and see if it drops... and also DVDShrink will crash if there is a CPU error.
You could also see if the Northbridge is hot.
To test the GPU, just run FUR... you should get the same results as anyone else with a 38xx at the same core clock.
Last edited by Spathi; 11-03-2008 at 20:10.