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Overclocking with new RAM

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August 27, 2012 5:13:38 AM

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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August 27, 2012 7:54:21 AM

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)
August 28, 2012 1:42:27 AM


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 :)