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give that lady a prize!

She's absolutely right. Believe it or not it gets even hotter than an AMD! If I were you, I'd save up a bit and try to upgrade. The most you'd probably get out of that chip may be 15% or so, but you wouldn't hardly notice the difference. Yet you'd have to sink a bit of money into cooling it.

G'luck and..........Welcome to the forums!
the prices for a duron cpu and motherboard are dirt cheap right now.
interesting you say this because I have one of these chips here on a PC chips board (no I didnt pay money for it :)) and have a crappy no name heat seat and fan on it and showing no signs of being hot, mind you I wouldn't overclock it in my wildest dreams.
I would go a cheap duron like suggested above, it will leave the Cyix for dead and have far more OC potential.
Thanks all..But I was told you could overclock this chip to a 600 geuss someone was pullen the piss.....Can anyone tell me what the melting point Temp is??