intel e6550 core 2 duo
western digital 500gb 7200rpm
asus nvidia 7900gs
2gb (4 x 512mb) DDR2 400 (I know crappy from previous comp next to be upgraded)
Giga-byte p35c-DS3R motherboard
Scythe katana 2 cpu cooler
Okay I need baby step instructions and appreciate any help anyone has to offer! thanks!
Hello, Dont consider overclocking until you have better ram, To overclock to a reasonable level you need at least 800Mhz, Im sure that your Mobo's chipset does not support your ram speed as AFAIk your CPU has a 333Mhz FSB therefore the lowest ram speed/Divider will be 667Mhz.
Can you clarify what ram you have and the rated speed please.
1066MHz is 1:SLIGHT overkill, and 2:simply OC'd 800MHz with relaxed timings!!
oh well no use crying over spilt potion...
lol my 7600GS OC'd 50% with the stock fan!! it plays everything i throw at it! (luckily i think crysis is a sh!t game...) so i wasnt flaming u or anything lol
so NOW, what you do is make the timings 4-4-4-12, put the FSB at 400MHz and first off, lower the cpu multiplier to 7, then increase to 8 if stable hope it works! wonder y no one else has posted to this thread in a while lol