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MSI 875P Neo series (ms6758 i think)
Intel P4 3.2Ghz 800FSB 1MB L2 cache (Prescott)-OC to 3.6Ghz(224Mhz x 16)
Temps are:33-34 unloaded 49-51 load- MBM5
2x 512MB matched pair of Geil Ultra 3200 2-4-4-6(dual) 2.85V(max 3V on MOBO.)
Nvidia FX5200(don't laugh)
550W PSU
Cooler Master heatsink and blower. 5 x 80mm fans(2 front, 2 back, 1 side)

which memory would be best to overclock. corsair twinX pc3200 or geil pc4200. my mobo onbly supports upto 3200 but i heard higher rated memory will OC better. i own some geil pc3200 now but its not as good as expected, can anyone give me some good advice e.g decent timings. thanks in advance

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Have you tried loosening the timings on your current RAM? Set them to 3-4-4-8, and see how high it will go before deciding to buy new RAM.
Once you have determined the max in 1:1, then set RAM speed to DDR333, and see if the CPU will allow for higher overclocks. If it does, then getting RAM that will allow you to achieve the max speed of the CPU would be a good investment. If however, you can't go any higher in 5:4 than you can in 1:1, then there's no reason to upgrade.

On another note, temps may proved to be a limiting factor. You might want to focus on some better cooling first and foremost.
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