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Need advice overclocking this system. P4 2.4C

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June 3, 2003 2:48:41 PM

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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June 3, 2003 9:18:32 PM

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.
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June 4, 2003 12:58:16 AM

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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