New Overclocking Built Please Help

I'm trying to build a computer with mass overclocking

I have read a review on the cpu that it can be overclocked to maximum of 4.0ghz

Please help me with the parts. If they are eligable for mass overclocking.

Maximum bugdet of $700.00 is what i can afford.

Maybe a Cheaper Computer Case can be better.

Please Help

COOLER MASTERcooler master RC-690-KKA1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATXatx Mid Tower Computer Case Real Power Pro 550W Power Supply
Case:Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case [...] 6811129021


Arctic_Silver 5 Thermal Compound [...] 6835100007


Memory:G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2ddr2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ [...] 6820231145


MotherBoardmotherboard :GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard [...] 6813128337


CPU:Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Coredual-core Processor Model BX80571E5200 [...] 6819116072


CPU Cooler:ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler


VGA:HIS Hightech H485QS512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ4 Video Card [...] 6814161243


PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply [...] 6817703015

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  1. First of all you didn't do your links right. Also, reaching 4GHz is going to be a little difficult with just air cooling. Now then your CPU is going to have a 200MHz bus quad pumped to 800, so it has a multiplier of 12.5. In order to reach 4GHz your going to need to raise the FSB to about 320, or 1280 in quad pumped Intel terms. That being said your MB can handel a quad pumped FSB of 1333 just fine so the limiting factor on your MB will be how much voltage it will allow you to push to your CPU.

    Your RAM should be just fine. You could probably get away even with DDR2 800 RAM if you run it 1:1 with the FSB which would give you a DDR Ram speed of 640, assuming your CPU makes it to 320 FSB anyway. While the Thermal Silver will definitely help you mighnt want to consider an all copper cooler. Such a cooler would be more expensive though. Check out cooler reviews and the overclocking section here to find the best cooler, but if you really wanna break 4GHz I really recommend going with some kind of liquid cooling.
  2. You should hit 4.0 if you can keep it cool.

    It would be easier on a P45 though. More stable and more options.
  3. ^+1.
    Don't forget to check out:

    GUIDE: Overclocking On P35-DS3L

    One more thing. DO NOT get DDR2 1000 RAM. They have problems with the P35-DS3x line of boards. Get regular DDR2 800.

    Also swap cooler to XIGAMTEK S1283 (+ bolt in kit). Good PSU, CPU,etc.
  4. megamanx00 said:
    ...reaching 4GHz is going to be a little difficult with just air cooling.....

    i STRONGLY disagree! you can reach 4Ghz on air with the new 45nm Core 2. its even can reach 4.2Ghz on air as well.

    OP: the ACF7P cant reach 4Ghz i can tell you that. get a normal DDR2-800 and OC to 900Mhz(FSB450) and with the CPU using 9x multiplier you will get basically what i tell you is:
    9x450@4Ghz 1:1 memory@900Mhz@(preferably)2.1V@4-4-4-15.i think most ram can reach this kind of speed in my experience and knowledge.

    +1 on the Xigmatek Core Contact Freezer its better then Xigmatek cooler.
  5. xigmatek core contact freezer LOL! bet iluvgillgill all (hehe counter strike source :P) that he meant sunbeam.
  6. yep!the SCCF!!!

    top rank cooler:
    Xiggy S1283
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