Looks like my 2 Phenom II systems that I was having issues this week with have stabilized. I think the stock Thuban heatpipe cooler was playing up on my M3A78-CM as it froze about 2 minutes after boot, so I went into BIOS and found the CPU running at 55c idle. Threw my leftover Xigmatek Loki on it and brought down that BIOS temp to 38c, and it's still running which is a good thing. I currently have "money burning in my wallet" disorder and I'm really tempted to build a 3770K mATX rig to crunch and possibly become my home server (currently running an X6800 @ 3.2/ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2/GF 6200 AGP/4GB DDR2 and a Minecraft server consumes 80% of the addressable 3.2GB RAM and regularly pegs out one or both of the CPU cores). Or, I could use it all for crunching lol. Norton, I know your 980x really wants a home and makes 12K PPD, but I have no X58 gear and the platform in general is really power hungry. I know a 3770K seems illogical compared to a dime-a-dozen Vishera or whatever, but AMD doesn't seem to have any CPUs that can do 7500 PPD and sip 65w of electricity while doing so. I'm a hypocrite for running ridiculously old hardware currently, but once it quits working I have no plans to buy any dated hardware or repair it. The low PPD/watt and need for several tons of air conditioning capacity running 24/7 needs to stop soon, preferably when we move into our "new" building in a few months. I'm not going to have the space or the electrical capacity for running 3K PPD or less rigs that consume 200w or more each, as it's really wasteful. One 3770K can easily replace the 6-7 crappiest machines in my signature, and use a fraction of the energy.