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First time overclocking (noob)

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July 11, 2008 12:53:39 AM

Okay here's the deal, I built my computer:

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!

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July 11, 2008 1:00:22 AM

sorry correction to the memory:
2 sticks of kingston PC2-4300
2 sticks of Micron tech PC2-3200
July 11, 2008 5:51:24 AM

read the guide it helps.
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July 11, 2008 6:26:13 AM

ExtremeTech has some videos for building a gaming PC.
July 11, 2008 7:14:11 AM
July 11, 2008 8:03:28 AM

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.

July 12, 2008 6:52:18 AM

wow 7900GS....
July 19, 2008 3:40:55 AM

Okay I picked up some new ram:

Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X2048-8500C5D (found a good deal)

So now what lol. And yes I know video card is out dated but o.ced it does the job.
July 26, 2008 11:51:35 AM

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 :p 

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 :p  hope it works! wonder y no one else has posted to this thread in a while lol