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October 11, 2010 7:56:43 AM

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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October 11, 2010 4:46:34 PM

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?
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October 11, 2010 4:58:12 PM

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=N82E168...

Possible Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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