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So, why can't I increase the Base Frequency from 100Mhz to 150Mhz?

Because the bclk generator is in the cpu and ties in to all of the other areas of the board, pci, mem etc. The most I have seen a reviewer get is 7 measly mhz. In order to meaningfully overclock a sb you will need at least a 2500k.
    
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If you want to save more money, just keep your current computer. The only advantage I could see is that the SSD would make the computer boot faster, but for what you do not even the SSD will make much of a difference. Even in ICH7 can't you set SATA to IDE mode and have the SSD work? There should be a way for them to be compatible.
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If you want to save more money, just keep your current computer. The only advantage I could see is that the SSD would make the computer boot faster, but for what you do not even the SSD will make much of a difference. Even in ICH7 can't you set SATA to IDE mode and have the SSD work? There should be a way for them to be compatible.

I agree with this. I wouldn't go through all the trouble just to use a SSD, when the main difference you'll see will just be boot time. I only just now upgraded to a 2500K from a Core 2 Duo E6600 and I was playing new games on that processor.
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If you want to save more money, just keep your current computer. The only advantage I could see is that the SSD would make the computer boot faster, but for what you do not even the SSD will make much of a difference. Even in ICH7 can't you set SATA to IDE mode and have the SSD work? There should be a way for them to be compatible.

I agree with this. I wouldn't go through all the trouble just to use a SSD, when the main difference you'll see will just be boot time. I only just now upgraded to a 2500K from a Core 2 Duo E6600 and I was playing new games on that processor.


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Intel Pentium 4 is good as it can take high temps and be stable. ETC/I clocked my one to 4,2GHz and it was kinda stable but i had no need to run that high!
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How is the improvement???

Significant with the GTX 460's in SLI, as far as gaming goes. And for every day use it is faster. But the 2500K doesn't really shine if I'm not doing something that would otherwise be taxing on the 6600. If it's just web browsing and editing word/excel documents, there just isn't that much difference because you don't need an overclocked quad core processor for those tasks.

I really think you would be better off just sticking with what you've got, keeping the ssd, and waiting until you have the money to put together exactly what you want/need at a good price.
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