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Can someone tell me if this setup will overclock good

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December 23, 2006 1:48:55 AM


RAM:CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit

PSU:550 Dual 12v Rails 40a

MOBO: BIOSTAR TForce965PT Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX

CPU HSF: ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU 120mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan with Copper Heatsink

Im using this rig for gaming. Please let me know if this will be good for overclock thanx.

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December 23, 2006 4:45:22 AM

come on help a guy out
December 23, 2006 4:50:34 AM

Should OC just fine. Don't know anyone here that has posted actual results from that mobo, but from the reviews it seems like it can hit some HIGH FSB numbers. RAM there is good, CPU HSF is fine, though I personally wouldn't go with the 7700 but maybe that's just me.
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December 23, 2006 7:04:03 AM

Well I already that hsf it so thats why I'm keeping it but thanks alot on the suggestion I dont know if I should spend the extra 40 and get the E6400 or not.I just want to not keep upgrading for games.
December 23, 2006 1:47:46 PM

Ok, if you got that HSF then just use it. You'll be fine there.

As for getting the 6400, it won't help you with games if you overclock. Maybe a couple frames, that's it. But it will help with other things.

So, getting the 6400 depends on:

1) your budget
2) how high you want to overclock
3) what you use your computer for that will benefit from the overclocking (ie--video ripping, etc)

Since you're a beginner to overclocking, the 6400 will definitely help you with its higher multipler, and let you get a better overclock easier. So if you can afford the $40 extra, I'd recommend it. If you can't afford the extra $40, then the 6300 will still do fine.
December 23, 2006 6:36:45 PM

Well I want to use it mainly for gaming thats it so what would you do?
Oh and another question since the mobo will be set buy default for 1.8v for the ram. And the ram is 1.9v will it boot up?
December 23, 2006 8:44:16 PM

The 6400 isn't going to give you a noticeable improvement in gaming. Stick with the 6300. The ram should boot up or at least post. Go into the bios on first boot, and bump it to 1.9. If you can't get it to post, try booting with just one stick of ram till you can change the voltage.
December 23, 2006 8:58:32 PM

Well ok I'll stick with the E6300 then but what would get because I have an extra $100 to burn so I was tryin get something better.
December 23, 2006 9:27:36 PM

For gaming, I agree.....just stick with the 6300.

As for $100.....depends.....get a better vid card, get a bigger monitor, get another hard drive, get a better PSU, or get another gig of RAM. Wherever your system is "deficient", boost that. Otherwise go for something that will benefit you in the long run.
December 23, 2006 10:16:51 PM

Get a Scythe Infinity :D  Or you can get the Tuniq Tower 120, they're great heatsinks.
December 26, 2006 7:29:28 AM

Its gonna be enough for 3Ghz, 3.2Ghz if youre lucky and a bit bold.