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    giga x58 extreme...intel i920...strange reboots

    Your CPU voltage is way too high. My Core i7 920 will do 3.4Ghz with 1.18v after vDroop, which is much better than 1.47v to get to 3.8Ghz. Try stepping back to 3.2Ghz (20 x 160) with stock voltage (i.e. 1.25v) with load line calibration disabled (to allow vDroop). Turn everything else to AUTO...
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    PSU overloaded??

    You could have had a defective PSU, but 850W is more than enough for your system. One thing though... you said you have 8 fans. Make sure they're all connected directly to the PSU and not the motherboard to see if that makes a difference.
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    WGC BOINC, is it a new and possibly better way to stress test?

    I have been using WCG/BOINC as a measure of stability for years. Your idea is not new. My computers run BOINC @ 100% 24/7/365. It may not stress your CPU as much as other stress tests, but it's a good measure of a stable overclock. My Core i7 920 is overclocked to 3.4Ghz with stock volts. The...
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    Installing Vista Again

    It's still beta and can cause a lot of problems.
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    New Heatsink

    Those temperatures are not bad. If your room gets that hot to cause a 13*C range of temps, then your case needs some more air flow.
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    New Heatsink

    The performance of 92mm heatsinks is almost always dependent of the fan used. High air flow is very important for good air coolers. The fan shipped with your HSF is rated at 54 CFM at top speed. Are you allowing the fan to run at top speed? If not, try it and see if that works better. If...
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    New system build - input welcome

    Take a look at the Cooler Master HAF 932 Case. It's big and heavy, but it offers excellent air flow and cable management. A 1000W is overkill for a single video card setup. Normally, I would say that 650W would be more than enough. However, I saw on NewEgg yesterday that they had an 850W...
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    Installing Vista Again

    If you are buying Vista now -- any version. Buy 64-bit. Application and driver support is fully in place now.
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    New board needed

    This is not something I would normally recommend, but I have read posts in other forums raving about this board.... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153125 Otherwise, you can always look to a top end DFI board.
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    4GB RAM detect as 2GB instead of 3GB in XP32

    Is there not a Memory Remapping option in the BIOS? If so, then change the setting.