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how much will PC2-4300 533MHz limit me?

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I have PC2-4300 533MHz ram (4x512) and want to know how much it will limit me, or what i can do to help me overclock. I have an E6600 and am only waiting for a CPU cooler to arrive before i begin to overclock. I not going to be doing any extreme overclocking (yet), gonna try go to low 3Ghz. will it be a big deal having this ram, or will it not really matter?
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If you're lucky, you might be able to get to 3 Ghz using that RAM 1:1, but if I were you, I'd spring for some cheap DDR2 667, or even DDR2 800, which will definitely not limit a modest overclock.
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i've gpne to 3Ghz on my stock cooler out of boredom but my temps were quite hgh (i have a high ambient) so i didnt do any stress tests to see if it was stable. will my ram just make it unstable?
i'm the kinda person who'd prefer to save up for decent ram cos otherwise in 4 months when i want to push it even further i'll be annoyed that my new ram isnt good enough and then have to replace it again, so i 'd just get better stuff in the first place
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post #4 of 11
There is really no sure fire way to tell. Post a link to what kind of ram it is.
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post #6 of 11
what are the timings


do you have cpu z
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Originally Posted by wonglf View Post
So it is value ram. I'm a little confused. You ask how much it will limit you, but you have already been to 3ghz? Test it for stability and consider yourself lucky if it is stable. You shouldn't really expect it to OC much above 533 at all. So if you are going to run your cpu at 3ghz, I'd be looking over my shoulder all the time for the Ram to die.
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post #8 of 11
you wont be able to run 1:1 maybe if you really loosen the timings to like 5 5 5 15 at 2.1-2.2volts
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post #9 of 11
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im not really that concerned about my ram dying anyway, i got it as part of a bundle with my motherboard and processor, it essentially came free. as soon as my CPU cooler comes i'll overclock my computer again and run a stress test to see what happens. i'll loosen my timing and set the voltage to what you've said and we can see if it works or melts onto my motherboard.

I do have CPU-Z, is there any screen shot you want me to post?
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post #10 of 11
DDR2 800 ram has really dropped in price the last couple of months. Excellent 2x1GB pairs are barely over $100 now *ahem G.Skill*.

I say go for an upgrade if you can afford it.
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