you'd have to overclock the Athlon XP Barton's and Athlon 64 non FX's by changing the FSB
I am competing with a friend about who can build the best PC for the money
- we are both getting Athlon 64 3400+'s, Radeon x800's, a gig of Corsair TwinX RAM (2x512mb) with timings 2,2,2,5 and 2 HDD's of total 280GB, one dedicated to the OS
- he is planning on spending $4000 and I am planning on spending $3000 (both in aussie dollars)
what's the difference?
he is getting a water cooler and more expensive case
he hopes he can overclock like hell
will it make much difference to overclockability? probbably not!
- remember, gaining stability is more than just reducing heat
even if he got the extra 10fps in counterstrike, would it be enough to justify a $1000 price difference?
my conclusion: it probbably would be possible to overclock it, but you would pay a lot more for it in price (cooling, extra CPU's if you kill any) and/or stability