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yeah, you should be able to overclock it.

However, this RAM runs at a 1:2 divider (CPU:RAM), since the FSB of the E4300 is 200MHz and the external frequency of the RAM is 400MHz.

You can easily run a 1:1, 3:4, or even a 3:5 divider without significant loss of performance.

Let's say you run the RAM on a 3:4 divider (CPU:RAM). That means that at stock speeds, the CPU runs on a 200MHz FSB and the RAM at DDR2 667 speeds. Then, overclock your CPU to an FSB of, say, 300MHz, resulting in a CPU clock of 2.7GHz. The RAM will then run at DDR2 800 speeds, which is STOCK!. This RAM probably can handle a bit over stock, so even at this 3:4 divider, you'll be able to clock a bit more (not sure how much though).
    
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yeah, you should be able to overclock it.

However, this RAM runs at a 1:2 divider (CPU:RAM), since the FSB of the E4300 is 200MHz and the external frequency of the RAM is 400MHz.

You can easily run a 1:1, 3:4, or even a 3:5 divider without significant loss of performance.

Let's say you run the RAM on a 3:4 divider (CPU:RAM). That means that at stock speeds, the CPU runs on a 200MHz FSB and the RAM at DDR2 667 speeds. Then, overclock your CPU to an FSB of, say, 300MHz, resulting in a CPU clock of 2.7GHz. The RAM will then run at DDR2 800 speeds, which is STOCK!. This RAM probably can handle a bit over stock, so even at this 3:4 divider, you'll be able to clock a bit more (not sure how much though).
Wow chozart thanks for all the help. Its more than helpful for sure. Umm there is something I wanted to ask. You said that 500W is more than enough for this rig. He has already a no-brand PSU thats 420 W and came along with the tower. Do you think he should keep it? I personally say he should get the enermax one but we need an expert's answer ^^
    
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Definately the Enermax.

I was specifically referring to the Enermax and similar quality PSUs when stating that it's enough to power a rig with an 8800 series card in it.

The no-name brand PSUs that come with a case are inferior in quality, and in most cases don't even get close to delivering enough power.

I would not be surprised if that 420W PSU you're talking about delivers only 18A or so on the 12V rail(s). Compare that with the Enermax, which delivers 32A on the 12V rails

Get the Enermax! (besides... that's an excellent price for it... it sells here in the US for about $110).
    
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Definately the Enermax.

I was specifically referring to the Enermax and similar quality PSUs when stating that it's enough to power a rig with an 8800 series card in it.

The no-name brand PSUs that come with a case are inferior in quality, and in most cases don't even get close to delivering enough power.

I would not be surprised if that 420W PSU you're talking about delivers only 18A or so on the 12V rail(s). Compare that with the Enermax, which delivers 32A on the 12V rails

Get the Enermax! (besides... that's an excellent price for it... it sells here in the US for about $110).
Thanks a lot again. Again you were very helpful I guess its decided then. Once again thanks Chozart. Wish I could add some to your rep but you don't have ^^''
    
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I've got plenty rep, but since I am director, adding more rep is disabled

Good luck!
    
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I've got plenty rep, but since I am director, adding more rep is disabled

Good luck!
EDIT: Its no working anymore.

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