Hello everyone. New to the techzonez forums. Anyway, i perused through some of the threads - seems like a knowledgeable place. Im new to building computers. I have recently purchased a AMD motherboard that supports Socket A. I'd like to go with an Athlon XP flavor chip ( supports up to 3000+ ). But i've done some reading and it seems that the highest number chip doesn't always equate to the best one. I've heard sketchy things about the 2500+ barton - both good and bad. Anyone here have experience with any athlon xp chips (more importantly the 3000+). Im really looking for something that overclocks well on stock cooling but within range of the power that the 3000 supposedly has - just looking for suggestions. Thanks a bunch.