I still haven't quite found the answer to my computer problems. But I have found that disabling hyperthreading, as well as L1/L2 cache in bios makes all the kernel panics go away. I don't know if that means the motherboard or the CPU is at fault. Any suggeestions?
I'm still quite impressed with the speed up though. 3.2ghz is much faster than 800mhzh, a gcc bootstrap compile went from ~1 hour to 12 minutes. Which means a entire distro build should drop down a couple hours.
I need to work on my build system a bit more, the designs are all almost done, so its time to start implementing.