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is this as safe overclock, how far can i push a c2d

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May 13, 2007 10:37:13 PM

hi all im planning to build a system for myself so i dont need to use the families PC i built.

the spec im planning to build at is as follow:
†intel core 2 duo e4300
†2Gb corsair XMS 677
†Gigabyte DS3 motherboard
†Nvidia 8600 (need dir10 tight budget)
†2X western digatal HDD cavier (RAID0)
†coolemarster wavemarster case (i have a spare0
†zalman CNPS7700 cu cooler

so my question is this:
how far should i be able to OC my CPU and at what voltage
if at 1:1 ratio what will my 677 ram be at
what will a good effective FSB be?
May 13, 2007 10:42:01 PM

I would get at least the 800MHz corsair...
But you should be able to easily get it up to 3Ghz no problems...
May 13, 2007 11:19:08 PM

what would he do with 800 Mhz mem? Run them 1:1 with 400 FSB and 3,6 GHz CPU? You have to be kidding.

Take 667 and make a safe 333x9 with 1:1. Almost any non no-name 667 can go 800 with an overvolt to 2.0 V so if You feel adventurous You can try to go upwards of 3GHz. The C2D is no X2 and doesn't 'need' the fastest mem possible. The only place where the difference is signifficant, and by signifficant i mean 1-3% diff between 667 cl5 and 800 cl5, is in SuperPi and media encoding.