I haven't run done the hotfix or AMD's dual-core optimizer yet, I might do it today. All and all, I think I got it stable now. I'm keeping on lowering the voltages to see how far below stock voltage I can get it stable. No need running it at stock voltage if I can keep it prime-stable below stock. And I'm pretty sure it can't harm the CPU. Was just wondering: I read on some forum that the guy was going on about "training" the CPU to be happy below stock voltage by keeping on trying to run something like Prime95. When it fails, just run it again and again until it stabilises. Is there any truth in this? Can you force a CPU to an extent to do what it's not supposed to be able to do? Or will its stability increase with a little burn-in, to "get the dust out of the engine compartment" so to speak?
I think it might, cause it wouldn't stabilise in prime at 1.4 or even 1.45V, but now I've got it running at 1.3V for the last hour withhout failing. Strange! But the temperatures doesn't seem to fall all that much with lowered volts, so I don't see the point really. It maxes out at about 42C after running Prime95 for 12 hours, with the stock cooler, which I think is more than acceptable.
And thanks about the info with regards to the 89/110W issue. I think it was Gurusan who bought a 4400+ with the 89W power consumption, and I thought it was a luck of the draw thing. My bad!
Oh yeah, not planning on using cool'n'quiet, the stock cooler (and later the Big Typhoon again) keeps it cool and quiet enough for now, I think!
Cheers for all the help so far!