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my name is chase and im really new to overclocking i wanted to know if it was possible to overclock my pc here are the specs:

intel core 2 duo cpu e4500 @2.20GHz
my mobo is elitegroup 945gct-m3
2gb ddr2 ram at 333.3 MHz
bfg 8800 gt oc 512mb ddr3

if its possible whats the highest i can get at stock cooling

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Originally Posted by cmoody53 View Post
my name is chase and im really new to overclocking i wanted to know if it was possible to overclock my pc here are the specs:

intel core 2 duo cpu e4500 @2.20GHz
my mobo is elitegroup 945gct-m3
2gb ddr2 ram at 333.3 MHz
bfg 8800 gt oc 512mb ddr3

if its possible whats the highest i can get at stock cooling
If that is an ECS motherboard then you can just forget the overclocking all together! ECS boards are really bad. Sorry to break your balls man, may i suggest this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059.
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Originally Posted by RedFox911 View Post
If that is an ECS motherboard then you can just forget the overclocking all together! ECS boards are really bad. Sorry to break your balls man, may i suggest this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059.
I second that one... ECS (elitegroup) are as bad as intel.

that board redfox suggested will get you to 3.2 easy, just order an aftermarket fan to go with it.

The Arctic Freezer 7 on newegg for 25$ served me very well for over a year on a e4300 @ 3.2

PS: if thats realy ddr 333 ram, than get 2 sticks of ddr2 800, there about 35 bucks on newegg
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im not shure what you mean by ECS but look at the snapshots from cpu-z i took
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where do i look
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Manufacturer: ELITEGROUP = ECS, which is a maker well known for cutting corners where ever possible and shoddy QC.
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would the card from this site work (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130158)
thanks for your help
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That board would do just fine, but a bit overkill if you ask me. Unless you plan on running a sli setup.
+ if you are going to shell out that kind of cash on a board go for this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188024




But again, this one here is perfect for your current setup
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059
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