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I've accepted that, but what can I do to be able to overclock?
Do I have to replace the motherboard?
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Yes the motherboard and better ram.
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ok can you help me?
what kind of ram?
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To overclock you need a new mobo and probably new ram and new cooler.
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post #5 of 10
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Ok so far:
new mb
better ram (???)
water cooling
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Originally Posted by korruptive View Post
ok can you help me?
what kind of ram?
this is a very good choice for the price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065
but as far as overclocking you will definitely need a new mobo.
Here's 2 very good ones for the money:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128042
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You will do fine with a decent air cooler, as far as options for the mobo Ill leave this to the intel guys.
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by superon View Post
this is a very good choice for the price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065
ok, this sounds stupid but what do i do with the old ram? keep it on the pc or where could i sell it?

also what is the difference? i dont know that much about ram
i know ddr means double data rate and the fsb will increase its performance

sorry to throw so many questions, i do know a lot about computers but now that im intrigued in overclocking i've gone in depth i suppose
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by korruptive View Post
ok, this sounds stupid but what do i do with the old ram? keep it on the pc or where could i sell it?

also what is the difference? i dont know that much about ram
i know ddr means double data rate and the fsb will increase its performance

sorry to throw so many questions, i do know a lot about computers but now that im intrigued in overclocking i've gone in depth i suppose
sell it. on e-bay or the like. well the difference in RAM is that of course DDR1 is the older variety (which I have) its slower than DDR2. DDR2 kind of takes over where DDR1 left of- at DDR400- which means it runs at 200Mhz but since its double data rate that makes it effectively 400 - so DDR2 starts at DDR667 and goes up from there. so obviously higher is better. Also each RAM company tends to use different chips in their RAM nad some overclock better than others- and from what I hear the g-skills that i showed you overclock extremely well.
and yea upping the fsb is usually how you overclock the RAM - the RAM speed is based off the FSB.
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by korruptive View Post
Ok so far:
new mb
better ram (???)
water cooling
You wont need water cooling, just a decent after market HSF like a ThermalRight Ultra or Tuniq Tower. If the PSU that came with your system isn't very reliable you may have to replace that too. You may also have to buy a new chassis to house the components if your current one wont fit an ATX motherboard.
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