Overclocking with new RAM

Hey guys

Its been a while since I overclocked my computer as I have been happy with the way its running with its current OC and wanted to ask this as a refresher.

I have an old Q6600 CPU overclocked from 2.4Ghz to 3.2Ghz with 800MHz DDR2 ram.
FSB at 400 *4 =3.2 and
memory multiplier at 2 400*2=800

My friend gave me some 1600 Mhz DDR3 ram for free (yay)

I would like to keep the 3.2 speed so I wanted to OC it as such...
FSB at 533*6 = 3.19
Memory at 533 with memory multiplier at 3, 533*3=1599

This way I can keep the roughly 1:1 FSB to DRAM ratio and not under clock the memory. Do you think it would work or is there something I have not thought of? Like I said its been a while since I messed with computers and overclocking so I may have forgotten something.

Thank you all very much :) :hello:
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  1. i doubt your motherboard supports DDR3 ram if your using DDR2 ram.
    you may want to get your money back while you can (and if you can)
  2. Hey

    After checking my MOBO spec you are right, I need a new mobo that can take DDR3, however my question still stands, if I have a DDR3 MOBO do you guys think it'll work good with my proposed set up?

    Thanks for the reply :)
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