After turning off Stop on Fail in config all other tests passed. I am confused because one of the test results in the history file, viz. CPU1 spbc test shows the following result:
Processor Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
Processor Band String: Intel (R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
If this test correctly identifies Brand String why does it fail the initial Brandstring test?
The tool is designed for use with the Core processor family. As you've seen, there are issues when running it on the older Core 2 processors. You've handled this correctly; disable Stop On Error and let it run.