RAM and OCing a cpu.

Hola everyone. I had planned on overclocking for the first time but it seems that I may have overlooked something. I have a wolfdale E6500 and thought that I had everything I needed for OCing, heatsink, good mobo, good case with lots of air flow and case fans, good psu, but when talking to my friend about it he brought up something I had not thought about. He said that I need good ram to overclock my cpu. Now, I have 4gigs of ram, but in all honesty, I dont know what brand it is or anything about it. All I knoww is my comp came with 2 gigs and a friend of mine gave me a 2 gig stick he had so my comp would run quicker, and I did notive a difference, but I dont know if the Ram is "good" or how it will effect my overclocking. I am hoping someone here can give me a quick rundown of why I need "good" ram for overclocking, and what I should perahaps be looking for. If it makes any difference the gigabyte mobo I am buying only supports ddr2.
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  1. I was thinking about putting this memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122&cm_re=ddr2-_-20-231-122-_-Product
    Into this mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128380&cm_re=gigabyte_775-_-13-128-380-_-Product
    since I am sure it is better then the no name 2 gig stick I have in atm, and I would assume its better for overclocking, but I dont know how overclocking affects ram so I dont want to make the ram purchase just yet.
  2. The E6500 has a 266 MHz FSB. If you have RAM that will run at 333 MHz (DDR2-667), that will take you to 3.66 GHz.

    If you have any kind of decent DDR2-800 RAM, you can get a pretty good overclock with your processor.

    The overclocking demands on the RAM are much less that they would be than if you were using an E8X00.

    What kind of motherboard?
  3. jsc said:
    The E6500 has a 266 MHz FSB. If you have RAM that will run at 333 MHz (DDR2-667), that will take you to 3.66 GHz.

    If you have any kind of decent DDR2-800 RAM, you can get a pretty good overclock with your processor.

    The overclocking demands on the RAM are much less that they would be than if you were using an E8X00.

    What kind of motherboard?


    I linked the mobo in the post above yours along with the ram I was thinking about. I will link again just in case.

    mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128380&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    Possible Ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166&cm_re=ram_ddr2-_-20-231-166-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227289&cm_re=ram_ddr2-_-20-227-289-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122&cm_re=ram_ddr2-_-20-231-122-_-Product
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