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post #1 of 18
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i am looking at some budget c2d options. how would these parts do for overclocking?
mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813130052R

memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141062

if they are not good can someone recommend alternatives that are not more than say %10 more expensive. i am hoping to get an e6300 to 2.4 or better.

also would this be worth the upgrade from an opty 165 at 2.6?
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aaarrghh. such low budget! i think that's the best for a very small amount of money.
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any idea what that mobo can do? also how much would better ram help. i actually have never oc'ed an intel so im not up to speed yet.
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post #4 of 18
Save some more money and buy better parts i am not trying to be offensive
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No idea that mobo is not really known.
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Save some more money and buy better parts i am not trying to be offensive
yes, that's probably the best thing to do. those parts are ok for the money, but you can't buy much with only $400 for CPU, mobo and RAM.
I'll try and show you the minimum build for OC'ing well.

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231050 $110
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012 $130
CPU: E6300 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005 $180

Total: $420
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Save some more money and buy better parts i am not trying to be offensive
i know that this may be the case. i am just trying to find out if a board that isnt $180 can oc a bit. i know with socket 939 you can get something for $60 and hit some nice speeds but c2d may be too new for those low prices.
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i know that this may be the case. i am just trying to find out if a board that isnt $180 can oc a bit. i know with socket 939 you can get something for $60 and hit some nice speeds but c2d may be too new for those low prices.
Older, slower.

939 uses DDR ram not DDR2 which is very expensive right now.
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yes, that's probably the best thing to do. those parts are ok for the money, but you can't buy much with only $400 for CPU, mobo and RAM.
I'll try and show you the minimum build for OC'ing well.

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231050 $110
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012 $130
CPU: E6300 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005 $180

Total: $420
so pardon the ignorance ( i actually dont understande) but why is this ram and mobo so much better than those i listed. mobo is same chipset right? ram is same speed.
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post #10 of 18
Mobo is built by a better manufacturer for overclocking. It has more features and is better over all. The ram is also built by a company known foro overclocking RAM. It is also two sticks, which while it may limit you to 2 gb of ram overall, it is Dual Data rate ram, so having it in two slots is better than just one.
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