Got my EVGA Superclock cooler installed and started working on overclocking my E8500.
I'm currently running Prime95 64bit version 26.6. It's been running for nearly 10 hours without any apparent problem, but the strange thing (to me, anyway) is that "worker 1" is ahead of "worker 2." What I mean is, "worker 1" was already on Test 10 of the 1M length test when "worker 2" started Test 1.
Is this normal or should I be concerned? Could it be some Windows "housekeeping" task that has caused this unsynchronicity?
During preliminary testing, while searching for the correct Vcore setting, it was always core1 ("worker 2") that would error out.
Anyhow, I may call it good after 12 hours and post some photos and benchmarks.