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Hi, I just got into overclocking and I want some advice on components. I'm trying to build a mid-level gaming rig and need some help on keeping things cool and keeping costs down!

My current build:
Athlon XP 2600+ Barton, 333FSB (OCd to 401), 512MB Infineon PC2100 RAM (OCd to DDR335.2), Gigabyte VT600P-RZ w/ latest bios, MSI GeForce 5200 Ultra OCd to 385MHz Core, 730MHz memory, Powmax 400w PS, MDT 20GB 5400rpm, WD 80GB 7200rpm, Windows XP pro w/ SP2.

I can get my processor to post at 2.4GHz, but it hangs up when it tries to load windows and reboots. I think my RAM is causing the bottleneck effect, so I'd like advice on the best RAM for the money as far as overclockability. any advice would help.

I'm also getting a GeForce 6600 in the near future and changing to an Aspire XPlorer case and PS. Also, is the 6600GT worth the extra 20-30 dollars?
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Hi, I just got into overclocking and I want some advice on components. I'm trying to build a mid-level gaming rig and need some help on keeping things cool and keeping costs down!

My current build:
Athlon XP 2600+ Barton, 333FSB (OCd to 401), 512MB Infineon PC2100 RAM (OCd to DDR335.2), Gigabyte VT600P-RZ w/ latest bios, MSI GeForce 5200 Ultra OCd to 385MHz Core, 730MHz memory, Powmax 400w PS, MDT 20GB 5400rpm, WD 80GB 7200rpm, Windows XP pro w/ SP2.

I can get my processor to post at 2.4GHz, but it hangs up when it tries to load windows and reboots. I think my RAM is causing the bottleneck effect, so I'd like advice on the best RAM for the money as far as overclockability. any advice would help.

I'm also getting a GeForce 6600 in the near future and changing to an Aspire XPlorer case and PS. Also, is the 6600GT worth the extra 20-30 dollars?
You may be in the wrong section...
This section is for new builds and you appear to want to improve you current system.
On your RAM, a good DDR400 with CAS2 timings will get the job done. Also... it cuold be used in a 939 CPU DDR MB when you upgrade.
Vid, yes the extra money is worth it got tthe GT in an APGP version
    
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X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
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