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Prescott OC strategy?

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Hey guys,
I am super excited. Later this week my P5W-DH should arrive, and that will mean that I can actually start to relieve my bottleneck woes a bit by overclocking my prescott.

Currently, I have a D0 revision (Socket 775) Pentium 4 560 (meaning its got an 18x multi and 3.6Ghz operating frequency). I own a set of PQI ram (2x 1gb) that run stock at 533Mhz (PC2 4300) and have 3-3-3-8 timings. I am wondering, to hit 4Ghz, I have to push my FSB to 223Mhz (18 x 223 = ~4000). However, I am wondering what particular strategy I may use to get the maximum performance for this setup.

This ram is relatively budget, meaning I dont expect miracles out of the chips. For this reason, I am wondering if I should go for a lower overclock, but keep the ram at 1:1, or put in a divider and go for broke, ya know?

Bleh, still not very used to this, despite having a nice 3000+ to overclock on my server (never got into that because that chipset limited the thing to 232Mhz or something because of a bug).

right now I have my X1900XT and my CPU in a loop with a Black Ice Pro II (2 x 120mm) and my GPU gets to about 42-43 under a few hours of BF2 or Oblivion. I feel this is a pretty good for the fact that the radiator is installed in my case at this time. However, once I put everything in the P180, it will be external, and even closer to ambient air temps. Cooling shouldnt be much of an issue.

Any thoughts, strategy or suggestions?
    
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Well my strat. Keep it cool. For a pressy its an uphill battle
    
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=P Is that it, everyone?

I spoke with CyberDruid, but his was a 478 and (as he said) a bit of a different situation.

I would really appreciate any other suggestions because most other people that have done this have badass ram that is only limited by the heat of the chip.
    
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*bump* Damn, what a pathetic thread. Help?
    
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Temperature is your only enemy in this battle. Big multiplier knocks out having bad ram.
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