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She does other things too, some small video editing/transcoding its not so much shaving off seconds as it is giving me something to do while being proud to give it to someone because I put some effort into optimizing their experience.

HD playback is pretty much all on the 9800GT which is fine whatever I set that to.
    
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Email would totally load faster with an overclock!
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lol, this

tightening the ram timings would be more noticable than a 4ghz oc for average web/mail usage
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I would do about 3.6ghz-3.8ghz and the NB to 2600 then call it a day.
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ram timings will see more performance increase than clocking cpu 200mhz or so, leave it stock, up northbridge, tighten timings on ram and your all good
    
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Should I wait to mess with the ram until she gets another stick? Its going to be ram limited no matter what I do with only 1gb at this point.
    
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You should just OC the NB and undervolt the CPU.
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So something like 3.2GHz @ 1.2v or less with a 2.6/2.7GHz NB?

Temps aren't really an issue either way.
    
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Should I wait to mess with the ram until she gets another stick? Its going to be ram limited no matter what I do with only 1gb at this point.
a 4gb kit is cheap now, just get one, the speed improvement will keep her parents happy too? g-skill ripjaw x's seem the way to go.

if not, just up the northbridge, don't mess with the ram till she gets another stick is what i would do.
    
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So something like 3.2GHz @ 1.2v or less with a 2.6/2.7GHz NB?

Temps aren't really an issue either way.

yeah, or leave cpu volts stock for best stability and less chance of the parents running back to you complaining, or lower the clocks as well.
    
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something like 3.2-3.5ghz at low volts would probably be great.

I think the system would be noticeably more snappy in enough situations to warrant a reasonable overclock, but low temps and low noise from the cooler (and increased chip longevity) are more important.

Also, rock solid stability will be important I'm sure to the future owners. so make sure it's super stable
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