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Overclocking E6600 with slow ram?

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im about to start my first overclock, just waiting on a new CPU cooler (my ambient is in the 30s so im getting idle temps in the low 50s), and have just noticed that my RAM isn't the fastest. all the overclocking guides recommend much better RAM than i have, how will this limit me?

For the record my RAM is PC2-4300 533MHz (4x512Meg), when i increase my FSB, what should i do to my RAM?

Thanks for any help
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Your ram is not going to let you overclock much at all (unless you have a decent overclocking brand), you'll be using a divider that will effect performance. Basically DDR2 533 memory is only good for stock speeds, you really need PC2 6400 DDR2 800 for a E6600.
 
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Raise it 1Mhz. That's overclocking.
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With an e6600, raising the FSB by 1MHz would result with a 9MHz increase on the CPU.. So good luck
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