And by sending this link, it ended up being on his list of fixes as well, I hope it did help him though. Here's a snippet of the article:
VI. Danger of using CPU-Z and SpeedFan, and similar software with Bad Axe
Many enthusiasts has become accustomed to using the said utilities, specially CPU-Z, to check the specifications of the processor. The CPU-Z, for example, is capable of identifying the FSB, multiplier, CPU steppings, cache, number of cores and many other details that makes this utility a very valuable one and a must-have. The SpeedFan is another utility that shows "PC Health" in terms of environmental measurements such as temperature, fan speeds, and voltage settings among others. Similar software that can do such exists and have made it to the enthusiasts slew of utilities for checking and knowing more about their machines. And these software are pretty much mature and have proven their compatibility and stability.
Source:Article: Intel® D975XBX Overclocking Notes (Things You Should Know But Didn't Know Exists)