I am looking for a cpu cooler (am3 socket - Amd Athlon x4 635), that is around 40-55$. I was looking at some zalman coolers, but I am not sure which one. With a good cpu cooler, how much do you think I would be able to overclock my cpu stably? 3.5ghz? Thanks.
Question one depends on the bios. I'm not sure what board you have so I have no idea. Question two depends on what you are using to judge the performance increase. Games not so much, but CPU tasks like media transcoding should.