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overclocking core 2 duo with DDR1 memory possible?

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Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

I just bought a core 2 duo 1.86 with a board by ECS that allows you to use
DDR1 and AGP (for us poor dudes that can't afford new memory and video
cards) and I know this is supposed to be a great overclocker, I am sure
however I am limited with overclocking by my memory.(but I already have
2gigs of the stuff)

Does anyone have any idea what kind of overclocking potential I have using
old DDR1 memory? I mean what kind of speeds should I expect?
I have been out of the game a while as you can tell by my current setup. I
was (am still) running my old Athlon 64 3000+ chip until I can decide to
either sell the new stuff or keep it. The only reason I might keep what I
have is that if I can not expect a pretty dramatic improvement over my
current setup I may sell the new chip and board. Old system by the way is
running stock speeds

I just got a KILLER deal at Fry's and bought on impulse, basically I got the
chip (retail with fan) AND board for 169 bucks. I thought it was a good
deal....based on newegg prices....it would have been about 233.00 delivered
from Newegg......for the same board and chip. ANY help is GREATLY appreciated.......
TIA,
Bitsbucket
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The core 2 duo at stock will be faster that your athlon 64 3000+ and the core 2 will overclock nicely and you shoul beable to get it too around 2.4GHz even with ddr memory!

I am an AMD person my self but for the time being intel core 2 duo is a better chip.
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post #3 of 3
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Hi,
Thanks for the reply, I myself have always been an AMD fan, but when I heard about the potential of the new core 2 duo's and the low power consumption, along with that Fry's "grand opening" sale at a new store in Atlanta, I just could not resist.
I am inpressed with the speeds you say I can get using old DDR.
Thanks again!
Bitsbucket
PS any other opinions are still greatly appreciated....
Bits
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