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can you overclock 3600x2 with 675mhz ram?

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April 8, 2007 9:43:09 PM

since a very spiffy poster showed us the link to 69 dollar 3600x2
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?&scriteria=BA2...

i was wondering about how well it overclocks (if at all) with corsair 675 memory? I'm not expecting a big overclock, i'd like to hit 2.2ghz with stable as a rock...maybe 2.4ghz.

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewproduct.asp?PID=DDR2H-CO...

just wonderin because i've been looking at both amd and intel builds and i was considering this memory (or the 4-4-4-12 corsair xms 800mhz) and a evga nforce590sli board

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewproduct.asp?PID=MOBO-EVG...

and a 7900gs http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?SCriteria=AA50...

407 bucks b4 shipping...i know its probably only another 30-40 for the better corsair memory...
April 8, 2007 11:40:26 PM

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since a very spiffy poster showed us the link to 69 dollar 3600x2
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?&scriteria=BA2...

i was wondering about how well it overclocks (if at all) with corsair 675 memory? I'm not expecting a big overclock, i'd like to hit 2.2ghz with stable as a rock...maybe 2.4ghz.

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewproduct.asp?PID=DDR2H-CO...

just wonderin because i've been looking at both amd and intel builds and i was considering this memory (or the 4-4-4-12 corsair xms 800mhz) and a evga nforce590sli board

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewproduct.asp?PID=MOBO-EVG...

and a 7900gs http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?SCriteria=AA50...

407 bucks b4 shipping...i know its probably only another 30-40 for the better corsair memory...


You should easily hit 2.2Ghz with DDR2-667, but when you look at the people doing 2.7 or 2.8Ghz on stock volts with DDR2-800...it saddens me to see such a small overclock.

If you decide to stick with the DDR2-667, you might have to give it another +.1 volts to get it to go a little faster for you and be stable if you want to try and get to 2.4Ghz.
April 9, 2007 12:36:09 AM

I would do what logainofhades said...
April 9, 2007 1:41:32 AM

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You would be better off with ddr2 800. Anything less will kill the performance of any AM2 chip. I would recommend G-skill since that is what I am using.
1gb kit

2gb kit


Yeah, AM2 is very sensitive to memory bandwith, DDR2-800 is 5 - 10% quicker than DDR2-667. For the few bucks you save on slower memory, you're also losing a lot of performance: http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2800&p=7
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