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Don't expect more than 3.6 ghz on the Athlon 2 unless you get lucky (or can cool at extreme volts, mine takes ~1.56-7v to get 3.7-3.8 stable'ish, too hot to test). I run at 3.5@1.488v.

Get the 555 BE unless you plan to xcode or use heavily threaded programs. Chances are you will be able to unlock at least 1 core without problem and even if you can't you should get 3.8ghz a lot easier on air.
Edited by Nugu - 1/10/11 at 3:00am
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I love my X3-450. 3.7 on stock volts with max load temp of 40C

I highly recommend the x3 as a budget cpu.
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Thanks for all the answers. I decided to get the Athlon II x4 640. We'll see how much I can overclock on that CPU. I think the default 4x3Ghz will run Battlefield BC2 just fine tho
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