Greetings to all
What I'd be interested to know is how many people here overclock their CPU.
I have OC'd mine to 3.26ghz from 2.8ghz using a AM3 Sempron 145. Using the AMD fan as well and haven't seen the temps get above 35C yet (32C avg)....amazing to me as my old 1.4ghz Geode (14w TDP) ran 40C on a regular basis. Have had it up to 3.3 so far but was unstable under a heavier load than what I normally use so I dropped it back down a little.
Before I OC'd it I was amazed how freaking fast everything was, Google earth is positively zippy
now, from my perspective it's at least 3x faster. Even at stock speed this will be good enough for me for a good while, But those AMD Athlon II X3's do sound awfully intriguing (but almost twice the price).