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Asus finally got my AM2+ board back to me 6 months are I RMA'ed it.

I don't need it anymore but I still have a 555BE C3 cpu and 1gb of DDR2 800 cas5 (she can get another 1gb stick and be fine I would think right?).

I tossed in my corsair cx400 PSU and my 9800GT (sli is enough). I'm also using an old OEM case to put it all in, and the board only has 2 fan headers so I needed to use a 3pin to molex adapter to get some airflow going.

How far would you take the 555, I know this chip will do 4.2Ghz stable with proper cooling, however I don't think they're going to need it to be too fast.

This is where I have it currently, is it good enough, or should I raise the cpunb a bit more? Not really sure how high I should push it. Keep in mind they'd mostly watch videos off our netflix account and play old games like Zuma.

    
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What cooler do you have for it?
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what cpu cooler? nearing 4ghz with a cm 212+ wouldn't hurt from what i've seen, run at 3.6 if you want it cool and quiet, tbh your propably fine at stock, but overclocking's fun so what the hell.
    
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I tried to put my Zalman cooler I hit 4.2GHz on it with, but it won't play nice with the small OEM case and the excessive cables on the PSU. So I used my old 1090T stock hsf.
    
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If it's a build for someone who is not going to do anything really intensive. I would leave it stock with cool and quiet enabled.
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If it's a build for someone who is not going to do anything really intensive. I would leave it stock with cool and quiet enabled.
I agree.I would just set it stock.
    
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yeah it's not used for much, maybe clock it 200mhz higher, so may need a tiny volt bump, your best off trying to get ram timings tighter.
    
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Stock is boring though

At stock it runs 1.34v anyways so I'd be under volting it at any rate.
    
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Email would totally load faster with an overclock!
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I tried to put my Zalman cooler I hit 4.2GHz on it with, but it won't play nice with the small OEM case and the excessive cables on the PSU. So I used my old 1090T stock hsf.
I had a 550 C2 on a crappy mobo and a 955 stock cooler. I was able to hit 3.8ghz and I kept it under 55c.
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