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hey guys, i have read a few threads on overclocking dual cores but i dont think there are any on the 4800+. so i think its time i overclocked mine and showed some step by step picures etc etc. but i dont think i can do it without your help!

but unfortunatly i will need to spend more money and purchase some new ram, which i hope to order 2 nite


would u agree that the best ram i can purchase to give me the ability to overclock nicely would be the G.Skill 2GB DDR HZ PC4000 (2x1GB)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/G_Skill.html

if you can have alook at the selection from this link can u advice me on the best ram, i have been told the g-skill is good but would like to hear your opinions too


http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal..._Memory_8.html

hope to hear from you guys soon
 

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I went for the ZX as it can do 2-3-2-5 timings @ 200Mhz and can normally do around 250Mhz 3-4-4-8. For the apps that I run though Eg. Games and 3DMark the tighter timings outperformed the increased speed.
Plus, the ZX will probably do 1.5-3-2-5 if your motherboard supports this.
 

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soo u think that the zx will allow me to overclock better then? i use my pc mainly for games 3d mark etc too...maybe the odd bit of homework lol.
i am after ram which will allow me to gain the best performance and increase my OC soo if u have ne further comments all help
 

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soo u think that the zx will allow me to overclock better then? i use my pc mainly for games 3d mark etc too...maybe the odd bit of homework lol.
i am after ram which will allow me to gain the best performance and increase my OC soo if u have ne further comments all help


When you say increase your overclock do you mean your CPU speed? Ram has very little effect on the CPU speed as you can just use a divider other than 1:1. This allows you to reduce your ram speed whilst continuing to raise the HTT and CPU speed further.
 

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o rite ok then, soo ne of the g-skill ram will be good if i wish to overclock my cpu then? i must have read some threads wrong as i thought they said their ram had restricted their cpu overclock
 

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o rite ok then, soo ne of the g-skill ram will be good if i wish to overclock my cpu then? i must have read some threads wrong as i thought they said their ram had restricted their cpu overclock

You probably read it correctly. A lot of people don't really understand dividers and the effect of Ram on CPU speed. Ram should never restrict a CPU o/c unless using old systems that don't have this option.

All those G Skill ram are very well priced and perform pretty well. The apps that you use would normally benefit more from tight timings as opposed to high bandwidth so the ZX would be my suggestion.
 

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ok then thanks mate, i think i will order them 2nite then when i get back from college, soo how would the high bandwidth benefit someone then

It depends on the application really and the system. Intel systems have a high clock speed and can utilise the increased bandwidth better than the more efficient AMD which has a lower clock speed for the same output. Because of this, the AMD tends to benefit more from the tighter timings compared to the increased Mhz.

There are exceptions to this of course. SuperPi runs tend to be faster with increased bandwidth and so do apps that transfer large files or have a lot of data transfer Eg. databases.

Plus, you've go to get a balance right. Ram running at 300Mhz 3-4-4-8 for example would outperform 200Mhz 2-2-2-5 at most apps, but ram that can do this sort of speed would cost much more.
 

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soo i will be ordering the RAM 2nite, will it be worth me overclocking the 4800+ with my current specs or shall i wait till my new RAM comes, also my current temps are 29*C idle on stock cooling and thermal compound, i do have artic silver 5 but didnt want to use it will i knew the cpu was working ok as i dont have much left.
 

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soo i will be ordering the RAM 2nite, will it be worth me overclocking the 4800+ with my current specs or shall i wait till my new RAM comes, also my current temps are 29*C idle on stock cooling and thermal compound, i do have artic silver 5 but didnt want to use it will i knew the cpu was working ok as i dont have much left.

You can find out how far your CPU will go and then just alter your ram settings when you get the new sticks. Just make sure your CPU temp doesn't go above 60°C and try to keep around 50°C if possible.
 

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hey ste, i have found out that the ram u recommend is specifically made for the nforce1,2,3 and intel chipsets, but i am running the ati rdx200, so from that i think i would be better buying the http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/G_Skill.html , the top one!

i think i will start overclocking my 4800+ to night as i have some time on my hands, soo can you people help me and tell me where i should start
 

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alright for the ram I would go for either TCCD models or BH-5 models. TCCD you can get good timings I got 2-2-2-5 and OC'ing you dont have to raise the volts much if any. BH-5 I dont have but from what I heard they are slightly better then TCCD if not alot.
 

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hey ste, i have found out that the ram u recommend is specifically made for the nforce1,2,3 and intel chipsets, but i am running the ati rdx200, so from that i think i would be better buying the http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/G_Skill.html , the top one!

i think i will start overclocking my 4800+ to night as i have some time on my hands, soo can you people help me and tell me where i should start


I think you might've read that wrong. Here's the text.....

GSKILL 2-3-2-5 SERIES Dual Channel Edition PC-3200 memory is specifically designed for high frequency operation on Intel 865/875 and Nvidia Nforce 2/Nforce 3/Nforce4 chipset based motherboards. Through the use of G.SKILL
 

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well i have an ATI radeon rs482 chipset

It won't matter. That's nothing but marketing hype anyways. You can't possibly target one chipset over another.
 

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ok people, i have started overclock my cpu, i started by Lowering my Dram to 100mhz, and then i went and up the fsb by 5. soo far soo good, do u think that i should continue to up the fsb by 5 each time, do you think i should lower the HT to 3x, all input on how to do this is welcomed as i have NEVER used a DFI motherboard or AMD
 
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