Originally Posted by williamx
So is anyone disappointed like me about the oc'ing capability. I understand its 90nm, but still. I don't think even more cooling will help it. It just doesn't run stable over 3.3 really from what I read here for the most part.
Well, just to temper whatever disappointment you might be feeling: Remember that 3.0GHz on air cooling is just about the absolute limit of K8/AM2 CPUs, especially a 90nm part. The X2 6000+ is right at that limit; anything you can squeeze out of it is frankly just amazing.
Think of overclocking with conventional cooling like climbing a building, and that 3.0GHz is the top floor. Once you get to the top, there's hardly anything else left to climb, except maybe a radio antenna or something...
To go any higher, you'll need a helicopter (or, a phase-change cooling systems or some other exotic cooling strategy).