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I have an AMD X2 3800 and I really need help overclocking. I have a Corsair Nautilus 500 Water Cooling Kit. My ram is Corsair XMS 2x 512 MB PC 3200 and Another 2 gigs of other PC 3200 ram. Please help me overclock to around 2.8 hopefully?!
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Read this Ultimate Overclocking Guide, and work through it step by step. The one bit of advice would be to choose your 2x512mb kit or your 2x1GB kit and run with one or the other. Memory has a tendancy to be a limiting factor, and having all four dimms occupied, or three worse yet, will really hold you back. If you have any specific questions after working through this guide, post back here and we will be glad to give you some aide.
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Agreed, choose to keep the 2 x 512MB XMS sticks or the 2 x 1GB sticks but don't use them together. It is better to use 2 sticks of ram rather than 4, especially with AMD processors.
    
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