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Old 08-12-08, 04:55 PM Thread Starter   #1
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What is the best RAM:


I have 4 GB DDR2 Dual - Channel Ram (Since 4 GB of RAM is the maximum Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit allows, I have been searching for more advanced RAM Sticks. So far I have not been able to figure out which is best, I have looked on http://www.bestbuy.com , http://www.ebay.com , Researched CNET articles and reviews on http://reviews.cnet.com/?tag=hd_ts . I still dont know the best upgrade I can get. If you know of any I would be really appreciative!) <-- (Because of this I would like to know if there is a better form of RAM than the current RAM I have.) I would overclock my ram but i am not good enough to do that.
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Old 08-12-08, 06:55 PM   #2
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you shouldnt say your not good enough to do it, its pretty easy.. even my granny can do it just raise your fsb, increase vdimm, and boom, next thing you know your rockin overclockin. if you can find some pc8500, that should be good enough, for most things

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Old 08-12-08, 10:47 PM Thread Starter   #3
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where do i get a program to do that?


I had one for my vid card before.
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Old 08-14-08, 06:50 AM Thread Starter   #4
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OK but...


Do you know of a program or webpage that would teach me how to do that? (btw does ram need extra cooling?)
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Old 08-14-08, 08:11 AM   #5
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I just recently overclocked for the first time. I spent a lot of time on google finding some OC guides. One of the ones I used was:
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2188781,00.asp

Here's another one I looked at: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu.../oc-guide.html

You should also search around for guides on OCing your specific hardware. There are usually motherboard specific things you need to know before starting (such as on my Gigabyte board I need to hit Ctrl + F1 to unlock some features). I'ts also good to know the range of frequencies people are getting on your specific CPU. Voltages too.

I basically read through a bunch of these guides then asked questions on this awsome forum when I needed to.

It's VERY easy to do a basic OC, so don't worry about being "not good enough."

And remember the most important partto any OC: HAVE FUN!

BTW, what are your system's specs?

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Old 08-14-08, 12:11 PM Thread Starter   #6
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But I do not know how to do alot of the thigns the page says... Thank you for the post though I book marked it im going to buy a book or 2 today.
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Why would you buy a book about overclocking? is there one?

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Old 08-14-08, 12:14 PM Thread Starter   #8
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Yes There are a million


Im looking at amazon right now.
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Old 08-14-08, 02:30 PM   #9
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The guides are good in general. If you have any questions about how to do something in specific, that's what OCForums is for!

Edit: Don't waste your money (or time) on a book. I can't imagine what they'd put in a book, how to overclock every M/B in specific?

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Old 08-14-08, 10:01 PM Thread Starter   #10
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Exclamation Oh yes... Lots of questions.....


I would really like a guide but I can't find any I can follow. If you could find a good beginners guide to overclocking CPU a guide for RAM, 1 for my videocard one for the Mother board, one to overclock my network hardware, for my hard drive (if its possible) and hell the flash drive if its possible even though im sure its not. I know I am asking alot but I want to get this done and I thank you for your help. Oh and a guide on cooling would be ideal.

Also my computer doesnt give me much information on what I have... I need to find my motherboard please assist.

HERE IS MY COMPUTERS HARDWARE:
1. Computer: Gateway FX7020 (ACPIx86-based PC), 2. Disk drives: IOI-CFC USB Device, IOI

-MMC USB Device, IOI-MSC USB Device, IOI-SMC USB Device, 4Gb Flash Memory USB

Device (for ReadyBoost); My Hard Drive ---> WDC WD50 000AAKS-00YGA SCSI Disk

Device, 3. Display Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 4. DVD/CD-ROM drive: PIONEER

DVR-113NP ATA Device, 5. Human Interface Devices: Hid-compliant consumer control device x2,

HID-compliant device x5, Razer Lachesis Mouse, Microsoft eHome Infrared Transciever, USB

Human Interface Device x4, 6. IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers: 2 IDE Channels, Standard Dual

Channel PCI IDE Controller, 7. Keyboards: Logitech: G15 - Tactical Gaming Keyboard, HID

Keyboard Device x3, Microsoft eHome MCIR 109 Keyboard, Microsoft eHome MCIR Keyboard,

Microsoft eHome Remote Control Keyboard, 8. Mice and other pointing devices: Razer Lachesis, 2

HID-compliant mouses, 9. Monitors: SyncMaster 2232BW/2232GW/2232GW Plus, SyncMaster

Magic CX2232GW(Digital), 10. Network adapters: NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller,

11. AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core Processor, 12. Sound, video and game controllers: AVerMedia

M791 PCIe Combo NTSC/ATSC, High Definition Audio Device, 12. Storage controllers: Microsoft

iSCSI Initiator, NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller x2, 13. Universal Serial Bus controllers:

eHome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR), 2 Generic USB Hubs, Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host

Controller, Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller, 2 USB Composite Devices, 2 USB MASS

Storage Devices, USB Printing Support, 2 USB Root Hubs.
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As far as I found your motherboard's chipset is this 6150SE tho I can't find a manufacturer.

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Old 08-15-08, 04:15 PM   #12
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You can look through these google search results to see if there's a guide that is good for you:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...er&btnG=Search

This is one I glanced at, it has some nice screen shots (same BIOS as I have ):
http://techreport.com/articles.x/13815

I've never heard of overclocking network hardware and I doubt it's possible. As for your hard drive, you can't OC it, but you can buy another one and set up a RAID 0 array which speeds things up a lot.

I think that this is your M/B: ECS MCP61PM-GM, but I'm not %100 sure, and I can't seem to find much information on it.

Really what you should do is OC your CPU and RAM, then worry about the other things. Otherwise you can seriously get overwhelmed.

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