I have a new Asus P4B533-E motherboard and have ordered a Intel P4 2.4B CPU. I planned on getting a 1.8 or 2.0 CPU but jumped at the 2.4B CPU because I could buy if for $173 shipped, and because I do not plan on overclocking right away as I am still learning and still wanted a fast CPU. I need to order memory tomorrow and was Thinking about Corsair 512MB MEMORY XMS3200 (400MHZ BUS) 512MB DDR 64X64 (184PIN) UNBUFFERED CAS 2. $185.00
My plan was to buy componants (motherboard,CPU,Memory,video card)that were capable of good overclocking and that were fast without being overclocked so that I could get it set-up and then as I learned and time went by that I could overclock it and have a much faster system with the same componants. I admit I know next to nothing about overclocking and have been trying to learn from these fourms.
Now my trouble, I just read the post in this fourm by Bigbiggist(9-2-02)and after reading the replies I am concerned that after all my planning and research that I made a mistake by buying the 2.4B CPU instead of the 1.8 or 2.0
I would like to know what your opinions and suggestions are, and also:
1. With this MB and CPU what memory does it make sense to
buy being as I assume the 2.4B will not be good for
overclocking? I don't want to pay for fast DDR if I
cannot utilize it.
2. The owners manual for the MB says it only supports
PC2100/pc1600. Should I or can I safely use faster?
3. What can I expect this MB,CPU, and Memory (to be yet
decided on) to overclock to?
4. With this MB and CPU should I just forget the
overclocking and just run it at stock speed?
I assume I should have a good fast system anyway
without the OC.
Thanks to all in advance for your imput, I am getting anxious to get my system up and running and need to order the memory ASAP
p.s The rest of my system's main componants are:
Antec Plus1080amg case
Lite-on 48X cdrw
lite-on 16x DVD
XFX Georce4 Ti 4200 128 mb video card
Western Digital Special Edition 80 mb Hard drive