First go grab yourself a real OS. XP gives you a huge jump compred to Vista/7.
e8400 $167 and it can run 4.0 on stock cooler:) You paid $100 plus $40 ish for a cooler, $5.00 for paste?
AS5 was 2.99$ on Ebay Free Shipping
Cooler was 29.99$ Free Shipping and trust me, it was one of the wisest decisions I made when I purchased the hardware..
Yea everyone knows that the E8400 can run @ 4Ghz with a stock cooler, it's no secret....But the question is, does that make you wise for doing such a thing? I don't think so, wanna see some temps that you will never be able to achieve using a stock cooler?
3.6Ghz (LOAD) <--- it says LOAD
** 37/38c MAX ..... At 4Ghz it tops out at 45c no matter what I do, all tests done at 28c ambient in an ANTEC 300 .....
That's why you buy a cooler