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Overclocking newbie, can anyone help me out?

  • Overclocking
  • RAM
Last response: in Overclocking
January 24, 2008 4:35:43 PM

Hi all. I just did a major upgrade on my computer, and part of the upgrade was an intent to overclock some things. To that purpose I bought a 750W power supply, high quality ram, and a decent quality MSI motherboard (nforce 500 chipset). I was wondering if anyone would be willing to guide me through the overclocking process, or give me some advice. I plan to overclock processor, ram, and video card if at all possible.
My system:

AMD 5400+ X2 Processor (65nm)
MSI K9N4 nForce 500 SLI Mainboard
Crucial Ballistix DDR2 PC6400 RAM (400MHz @ 4-4-4-12 timings and 2.2v)
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W PSU
XFX 8800 GTS 512 MB Video Card

According to CPUz, my RAM has a 500MHz 5-5-5-15 timing option. I think my first goal is to take advantage of that. So, anyone able to help me with this?

Thanks in advance.

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January 24, 2008 4:41:08 PM

Oh, and my system is air cooled but is in a large case with good air flow. My processor cooling solution is fairly low quality, but it is sufficient for at least minor overclocking.