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Questions about OC'ing with 2 1 GB Value Select RAM sticks + Others


Astroblue

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Hi everyone, this is my first post on this board.

 

I also dont know much about overclocking except for main principles i learn from forums like these. So, please be patient with me if i dont seem to catch on very quickly.

 

My current situation PC-wise is that i'm looking to build up my own system with:

 

Intel Conroe e6600

P5B Deluxe Mobo

BFG GeForce 7950 GT OC

2 GB of Corsair DDR2 PC2-5400 667 Mhz Value Select RAM (1 GB sticks) VS1GB667D2

 

Okay, I've looked all over the internet and I've come to the conclusion that Value Select does not overclock well at all.

 

I do HOPE to be able to have the option of overclocking if I ever wanted to.

 

HOWEVER, I really do not want to be running heavy duty cooling systems so i was looking mainly to OC up to 3.1 or even 3.2 GHz.

 

Here's a site where i looked at certain specs for PC2-5300 Value Select RAM not PC2-5400.

 

Specs for PC2-5300 Value Select RAM

 

It shows at 2.3 V I can get max frequency depending on the timings (I'm assuming 2.3 V would not void the warranty.

 

All in all, reasonably speaking, could I achieve those clock speeds with say 2.3 Memory Voltage and 880 MHz 5-5-5-15 timings? (keep in mind my RAM is supposedly PC2-5400, if that makes any difference)

 

And, I'd also like to know the risks involved, if any.

 

One last question as well:

 

I know that this Value Select line of RAM basically limits the OC capabilities of my system. HOWEVER, if i decide to ADD a better quality set of PC2-5400 667 MHz DDR2 RAM (regardless of Brand) in 1 years time. Will that make my system harder to keep overclock or make it easier to overlock?

 

Any comments or corrections are welcome too. Thanks.

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