I was wondering... Should I buy an Athlon XP 2800+ (and leave it stock) or a 2500+, unlock it, and overclock it a little? I know unlocked 2500's can achieve 3200+ speed, and the price difference is here too...
I've never done any OCing, but I've read a little on the topic. I guess with a step-by-step procedure, I could do it right. I only aim at a mild overclock, something that could put a 2500 into 2800 range.
1- Would I lose any system stability/CPU reliability?
2- I know I'd need more cooling, but is air cooling will be enough? (CPU fan + HS
, 1 intake 80mm fan and one 80mm exhaust fan) I don't want to go the H2O way yet, but I'd like some reasonable noise level too.
I plan on purchasing an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe with the CPU. Oh, by the way, what's the difference with this MB and the A7N8X-E
Deluxe, exept the WiFi slot and 1 more serial port?
Thanks a lot!