Originally Posted by edalbkrad
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.