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Well my CPU is a bit overclocked, but I want to do up my ram too.

I've got two corsair CMX512-3200LLPt sticks running dual channelled. My mobo is an Asus P4P-800 Deluxe and i've got a P4 (2.6ghz, 800fsb, H/T) overclocked to 2.95.

My computer has plenty of cooling, so I'm not too worried about overheating. What programs should I use? And what would seem like reasonable settings for my ram?
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Here is our guide. Read over it and feel free to ask if you have any more questions.
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Thanks, that's a start.

What program is decent for monitoring CPU temp? I've got an LCD that shows my HDD and CPU temp, but I don't think it's reliable...
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speed fan and everest. i prefer speed fan, but get them both, everest has more options and such, so take a look at them both and see which one u like
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As a rule of thumb try to keepyour RAM at it's rated speed by setting up a divider. In your case it should be 400MHz. Though mostRAM (even Value) can cope with a small increase in FSB.
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Originally Posted by t4ct1c47
As a rule of thumb try to keepyour RAM at it's rated speed by setting up a divider. In your case it should be 400MHz. Though mostRAM (even Value) can cope with a small increase in FSB.
I would disagree with this. By all means you should attempt to overclock your RAM to the fullest. It's sometimes a useful tool to run a divider to find your CPU's maximum, and it's sometimes necessary to use a divider as not all RAM can keep up with a CPU as it gets overclocked. Many types of RAM can overclock far better than their corresponding CPU, so unless you have very low quality RAM, forget the stock speed and aim for the max.
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I completelye agree, higher RAM frequencies are desirable. However I said it's best to keep RAM at it's rated speed so as not to stress it. I've had DIMM's die on me in the past for that reason. For the best overclock you will need to run your RAM at a higher speed to compemsate for large increases in FSB but for this I beleive that proper performance RAM that has a higher PCxxxx would be better as it is preconfigured to operate at higher FSB speeds.

My above comment was directed at those who use good old value RAM (people like me).
post #9 of 22
i yue value ram and i have had it over 500mhz, its cheapy Ultra brand pc3200... im not sure how stable it was at that speed because my pc crashed from overheating.... i honestly like this ram, it has been stable at about 464mhz
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Originally Posted by t4ct1c47
I completelye agree, higher RAM frequencies are desirable. However I said it's best to keep RAM at it's rated speed so as not to stress it. I've had DIMM's die on me in the past for that reason. For the best overclock you will need to run your RAM at a higher speed to compemsate for large increases in FSB but for this I beleive that proper performance RAM that has a higher PCxxxx would be better as it is preconfigured to operate at higher FSB speeds.

My above comment was directed at those who use good old value RAM (people like me).
You run that same risk of your processor randomly dying by overclocking.

I would be inclined to agree with Taeric that you want to find the fastest that your ram can run.
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