I first intalled the Q6600 about three weeks ago. It ran fine for a few days then it started to reboot on its own when running game or converter program for movies while in the middle of the task. I consulted intels tech support about the problem. They told me to remove any new hardware that I may have installed. I installed 2 gigs of memory at the same time as the ne cpu so I removed them and the problem occured under the same circumstances except sometimes it will be rebboting if I leave it on over night. Then they told me to remove the motherboard battery and then reboot and clear logs in the bios. I did that and tried to play some games to see if it would work. After about 20 minutes playing the problem reoccured. I contacted intel about the problem and they said send it to them. I sent the cpu back to who I purchased it from and got a new one in place.
I installed the new Q6600 today and played a game to test it out. The same problem occured. I thought it was an over heating problem so I downlaoded a temperature monitoring program from intel. I then procceded to run my movie converting software to monitor the temperatures. Everything was in the green so i left the room and when I came back my computer was rebooting constantly own its own.
Edited by ajaustin12, 06 December 2008 - 12:24 AM.