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Yes, it will overclock well. He will reach the limits of the CPU or RAM before the motherboard.
2 of his ram sticks are 533mhz and 2 are 800mhz. would it be alot better if he got rid of the 533?
its 1gb of 533, 2gb of 800. hell only change if itll effect his OC alot.
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2 of his ram sticks are 533mhz and 2 are 800mhz. would it be alot better if he got rid of the 533?
its 1gb of 533, 2gb of 800. hell only change if itll effect his OC alot.
That DDR2 533 is going to hold him back quite a bit, tell him to just stick with the DDR2 800.

The thing with DDR2 533 is that you can't really lower it when it hits its limit.
(I.E. DDR2 800 hits its limit, you lower it to a 667 setting and have more room).
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That DDR2 533 is going to hold him back quite a bit, tell him to just stick with the DDR2 800.

The thing with DDR2 533 is that you can't really lower it when it hits its limit.
(I.E. DDR2 800 hits its limit, you lower it to a 667 setting and have more room).
okay. then he will only have 2gb of ram though
so would the extra few mhz outway having less ram in vista?
(i thought 2gb felt kinda slow back when i only had 2 sticks)
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okay. then he will only have 2gb of ram though
so would the extra few mhz outway having less ram in vista?
(i thought 2gb felt kinda slow back when i only had 2 sticks)
What you have to consider is that a faster CPU & RAM will be faster than a slower CPU with more RAM most of the time. You guys can tinker with it.
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ok thanks. hell probably be ordering that gigabyte soon. +rep to all who helped!
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