Re: Amd 3400 754
Isn't the 754-pin 3400 130nm? That thing will probably run hot then. My best guess would be that it's not the best overclocking processor. If your temperatures remain in a good range, I'd say probably a very maximum of 3GHz. But unless you have high-end cooling, I highly doubt you could make it there without overheating. I'd say to expect in the 2.6-2.7 range. If you've got the money for a Zalman, I'd say it's a worthy investment for a gain of 0.2 - 0.3GHz with the possibility of more. But once again, I don't want to be spending anyone else's money on here, so it's up to you.
BTW, what are your load temperatures now with the stock heatsink?
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I think I've decided to leave... maybe I'll come back sometime.