overclock ram and cpu

Intel / Intel core2 duo 949 gz
September 14, 2009 at 02:16:11
Specs: Windows xp sp2, intel core 2 duo 3 gb of ram ddr2 kingston

well as a gamer i heard that overclocking ur ram and cpu improves ur frames per second (fps)
so can any one help me overclock my cpu and ram
i have intel core 2 duo 2.0 ghz
dual channel ram 1 gb ddr2 667 mhz
2gb ddr2 800mhz (so a total of 3 gb ram)
video card sapphire radeon x1550 series 512 mb ddr2
intel mobo

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September 14, 2009 at 04:58:49
We need to know exactly which Core 2 Duo you have & the make/model of your motherboard. The RAM is gonna hold you back, especially since you've mixed DDR2-667 with DDR2-800. And even if you do successfully pull off the CPU/RAM overclock, it won't make up for the fact that you have a crappy video card. I'm sure you'll defend it & say it works fine, but if you were to spend some time with a system that has a 'real' gaming video card, you'd know the difference.

This line from a review of the X1550 says it all: "Playing the latest games is definitely a no-go, but for a child's first computer, this card would not be a bad start."



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September 14, 2009 at 06:20:16
i have a core 2 duo e4400 2.0 ghz
and the mobo its intel d946gzid
and btw next i will change my vid card next month

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September 14, 2009 at 08:14:17
"i have a core 2 duo e4400 2.0 ghz"

OK, that's one of the lower end C2D Allendales that only runs at 800MHz FSB.

"and the mobo its intel d946gzid"

Could it be D946GZIS?

Unfortunately you have an Intel board. The vast majority of Intel boards are NOT overclockable thru the BIOS - your board is no exception. You could try the software approach but I don't recommend it. If anything, get yourself a decent P45 based motherboard, dump the DDR2-667 in favor of DDR2-800, then you could easily overclock your CPU to 2.8 - 3.0GHz at 1600MHz FSB (the higher the FSB, the better the performance). But as it sits, you're stuck in the mud with your configuration.

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September 21, 2009 at 20:57:03
i have a dell gx 260 with win xp pro 768mb ram 1.99 ghz can i over clock this to make it faster?

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September 21, 2009 at 22:52:16
Hey, you can't overclock through bios because its oem pc,but you can overclock by using software like cpufsb.

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