Need advice overclocking this system. P4 2.4C

I have purchased the following components:

ASUS P4C800 DELUXE S478 I875P DUAL DDR AGP 5PCI SATA RAID 1000LAN SOUND

INTEL PENTIUM 4 P4 2.4GHZ C 512K 800FSB S478 HT RETAIL BOX

CORSAIR CMX512-3500C2 DDR 512MB PC3500 CAS2 32MX8 184DIMM W/ HEAT SPREADER

ANTEC 1080 PERFORMANCE PLUS CHASSIS 4X5.25IN 6X3.5IN 430W TRUEPOWER GREY

I am not very knowledgable regarding over-clocking but am familiar with the basics (having owned the infamous cleron 300a back in the day).

I have been reading these CPU's can regularily reach higher FSB speeds thereby getting it up to 3.2ish GHz. But the Ram which i have ordered (Which is quite high quality) could never hope to be overclocked to match the CPU in a 1:1 ratio (at least i think it can't).

My question is is it useless to OC the processor above what the RAM can handle on a 1:1?
And given the components i have listed what could i resonably expect to get out of overclocking this system. I am wondering if it is even worth the effort to try.

Yours inquizitivly,
Hammy

PS: I am a horrable speller :)
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  1. If your board has it, use the 5:4 ratio and try posting at 250 fsb. If it won't post, bump the cpu vcore up to 1.6 and try again. Some are getting 270 fsb with this cpu.
  2. Raising the bus speed has two positive affects, it raises memory speed and CPU clock speed. But if you follow the suggestions from the last guy, using the 5:4 ratio, you can still get your memory back to "stock" DDR400 speed, and run your CPU at 3.0GHz (250MHz bus, aka QDR1000). This should give you performance very similar to a stock P4 3.0C, since the memory will be back to stock speed.

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  3. Intel has done a nice job in making the midrange attractive again. contrats to the money machine!

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