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your cpu is clocked at 1.6 right now? 3.0 ghz is a long way to go, you'll need a monster hsf.
My Pentium Dual-core E2160 went to 2.7GHz just fine at stock voltage levels with the stock Intel fan and remained cool enough. This was on a budget Gigabyte G31 board and OCZ 667MHz RAM. It also did 3.0GHz but started running slightly warm, but the chipset temperatures (to the touch, no sensor) and RAM nearing it's limits were why I didn't try higher, which I've no doubt the CPU itself would do.

Despite the "Pentium" in the name, remember that this is really a Core 2 based CPU with less transistors (less L2 cache) meaning less heat, and at lower clock speeds, they often run cool even on the Intel stock cooling.
post #12 of 15
Hmmm, interesting!
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See you made a thread regarding the PM you sent me.

So you guys really believe that an E2140 can outperform a 5600+?

The Athlon in question can do 3GHz on stock volts.
     
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post #14 of 15
I'm not sure which would win, but if you've already got one, the difference isn't likely to make it worthwhile to get a new board to move to the other. I'd prefer the Pentium Dual-core overclocked though.
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I've got a 2180 and been running it at 3.0 ghz for years.

Only weird thing is any increase beyond that is unstable, yet 3.0 is completely 24 hour prime stable.

I'd be surprised if you couldn't get near 3.0.

And I'm running 30 degrees stock, 60-70 maxed out.
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