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    Okay here is the deal I am about to put together a system that will be my first overclock. I have already purchased an Abit AI7 mobo and now I need some advice on the cpu and ram. Should I go with the 2.4C, 2.6C or the 2.8C. I will be using the stock cooling (or is that a bad idea/ I have heard you can get away with murder with the stock cooling overclocking these P4's) and will be also getting an ATI 9600XT GPU. Now I have heard that the 2.4 is a great overclocker, but the 2.6 is like the same price and I just read that the 2.8 is supposed to drop in price = 2.6 on Feb. 1st. Should I wait or purchase now. Also what brand of ram should I go with and what speed. Keep in mind I am using stock cooling and I am on a buget. Any help please. Oh, yeah try to give me some good explainations here. Thanks.

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    2.6

    2.8 Prescott being released Feb 2 so you may want to wait.

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    Good choice of motherboard tha A17 if fast stable and OC`s like a dream See my sig!

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    hello i would not get the 2.6c there not that good for overclocking from the two i have had and talked to others.
    If you can find one get a 2.4c and on the box look for the code with the last dig's SL6Z3 or for the 2.8c SL6Z5 the Z chips are good overclockers.
    My 2.4c does 300fsb 3.6 at stock v-core 3.7 stable but thats pushing it with air ill put it on water and see what she can do.
    And im waiting for my muskin pc-3500 level II for better mem timings. well good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by stillife
    hello i would not get the 2.6c there not that good for overclocking
    That's bull.

    You know as well as I do that its luck of the draw. I watched someone test two 2.6c's.

    They did this under a Prometeia:

    3.4Ghz

    4.2Ghz

    See the difference?

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    I agree. Im runnin a p4 2.6c, its OC'd to 3.2 ghz (248mhz x 13) with the stock intel fan. Its also running on a ASRock P4VT8 motherboard, which as far as I know, a fairly new company. Anyways, with my config, I have a very stable system, no crashes yet!
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    Sorry let me be a little clearer. I was saying you will not get as good of a overclock out of a 2.6 as a 2.4c i have had 2 of them and they did 2.45 max with 1.70 v-core and 3.4 out of a 2.6 is 265x13.
    I have had 3-2.4's all of them did 3.4 wich is around 285x12 wich will bench better.
    All i was saying is you will get better overclocks and bench's with a 2.4 then a 2.6 look at my 2.4c 3.6 300x12 thats 1200mhz system bus lets see a 2.6 do that ON AIR. Go get a 2.4c with the SL6Z3 code and wright back how it does. thats all im saying
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