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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista K6
    I actually learned that little bit on the timings from soulburner :D . But yah, 5:4 is really stable and fast. My friend's running it now on his new P4 2.4C @ 3GHz and it's like lightning: I've never seen programs load and exit so fast. : peace2: Mista K6
    So Mista K6, what ram should I get to overclock that P4 2.6 on that MSI board? And what should my settings be? Do I need any extra cooling?

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    Well, probably the fastest set up while being the most stable would be to run a 5:4 devider for the RAM and run the FSB at 250, the CPU at 3.25Ghz, and the RAM should stay at 200Mhz. I've never worked with at 2.6C Intel, but I dont see why it shouldnt hit 3.25 with no problems as long as there's adequate cooling. The stock Intel heatsink aint gonna cut it, I would look into Thermalright solutions and get a high speed fan. Also, that case doesnt provide provide enough air flow, try a UNEEC clone case like this Antec: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=140108 . Ask around, they are tried and true and when all fan slots are full they can provide excellent cooling. Also, the 430watt power supply they come with provides enough juice to overclock.
    RAM-wise, you're going to want to look for BH5 memory. They don't make it anymore, so its getting harder to find, but it's capable of 2-2-2-5 timings. Here's a 512MB stick of kingston Hyper X http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=80097-9 , get two of those so you can run them in dual channel. Look around and you might be able to find others. Anyways, the newer CH5 isnt that bad either, it can run 2-3-2-5 if you want. It's not much slower, and its plentiful, so you can pick up a dual channel 512MB or 1GB kit, depending on how much oyu want to pay, of Corsair or Kingston Hyper X, etc. Anyways, hoped that helped, : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    let me tell you what I've bought for ~$450 (USD):

    Epox 8RDA3+ motherboard
    Athlon (Barton) XP 2600+ (the 333mhz)
    512MB GeIL PC3200 memory
    Case with clear side
    500Watt PSU
    Thermalright SLK947U heatsink
    Thermaltake Smart Fan II (on it's way)
    4 high-CFM case fans (on their way)

    I've overclocked my system to 3200+ level easily doing this, and although I only have a 9000 Pro video card right now, I will only have to pay $260 later for a 9800 I will OC to 9800 Pro level :) So think about the type of powerful system you can build if you invest your money wisely... if you are trying to go for 1GB of RAM, those extra 512MB of memory are only going to launch applications a bit faster and not increase game performance for right now either...
    Currently underclocked from 2.4GHz for peace of mind...

    ** Epox 8RDA3+ :: Barton 2600+ @ 200*11.5 (3200+) :: 1.75V :: 37C/43C with SLK947U and Smartfan II
    ** 512MB PC3200 :: 8-4-4-2.5 :: 2.9V :: 120GB w/8MB cache 7200 :: 80GB 7200 :: 40GB 7200
    ** SB Live! 5.1 :: ATI Radeon 9000 Pro @ 300/300 :: Lite-On 401S DVD+R :: Everything else "on-board"
    ** Viewsonic A95f :: Inspire 5300 5.1 :: Logitech iNet Keyboard :: Optical Mouse Blue :: QuickCam Pro 3000

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    You know, you can get a 9800 Pro for $300usd now, so I'd get that isntead of a NP for $260. Also, 1GB of RAM just totally frees up system resources. The whole system runs faster, data is retrieved faster, you can use a smaller page file and free up HDD usuage. With a GB of RAM being only about $100 more than 512, I think its something to consider unless you're really tight on cash. : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    Actually, yeah, after I looked that up again, I noticed the difference between a NP and Pro on Newegg is like $9... so I will be getting a Pro because what the hell.
    Currently underclocked from 2.4GHz for peace of mind...

    ** Epox 8RDA3+ :: Barton 2600+ @ 200*11.5 (3200+) :: 1.75V :: 37C/43C with SLK947U and Smartfan II
    ** 512MB PC3200 :: 8-4-4-2.5 :: 2.9V :: 120GB w/8MB cache 7200 :: 80GB 7200 :: 40GB 7200
    ** SB Live! 5.1 :: ATI Radeon 9000 Pro @ 300/300 :: Lite-On 401S DVD+R :: Everything else "on-board"
    ** Viewsonic A95f :: Inspire 5300 5.1 :: Logitech iNet Keyboard :: Optical Mouse Blue :: QuickCam Pro 3000

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    This is what I ended up with for $800(US) and a LOT of shopping around. I ended up getting different stuff than what was talked about above this post except for the CPU and Crucial system Ram that Dyck15 recommended.:wave:


    Black Microtek 18in LCD monitor $300
    Black Altec Lansing 251 surround sound 5.1 speaker system $40
    P4 2.6C GHZ CPU(Retail) $165
    Intel D865PERLL 865PE mainboard $90 (it was even Black)
    Asylum GeForce FX 5600 video card $45
    Crucial 256x2 3200 system Ram $85
    Black case $30
    Black keyboard and optical mose $20
    Refurbished Thermatake 420W PSU $20
    Black diskette drive $5
    My extra 120MB 8mb buffer harddrive (Free)
    My extra black Asus 40X CD burner (I threw it in free)

    The Bad:
    The system doesn't do that great in 3D marK test with that video card but I guess if the time comes to upgrade any further then that will be the most likely place.

    The Good:
    The computer and everything else is all shiny Black and looks real nice (Much better than uptown) :). The surround sound also turned out much better than expected. It makes me want to set all my systems up for 6 channel audio. The intel board had more features than it advertised and the front of the case has a very visible ieee1394, USB, and headphone\Mic port in front that thankfully worked out well with the board. The Black LCD monitor also looks amazing (No Ghosting) but the auto adjust isn't the best I've seen. Well for $800 total, and a rock solid stable system for someone that has never had a decent computer, what the heck!

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    You did very well.

    Sadly for an extra couple hundred the computer would have been DOUBLE as good... but maybe when the new gen of video cards comes around will be the right time to upgrade that, and then it'll be even better... so, either way, that flaw is excused.
    Currently underclocked from 2.4GHz for peace of mind...

    ** Epox 8RDA3+ :: Barton 2600+ @ 200*11.5 (3200+) :: 1.75V :: 37C/43C with SLK947U and Smartfan II
    ** 512MB PC3200 :: 8-4-4-2.5 :: 2.9V :: 120GB w/8MB cache 7200 :: 80GB 7200 :: 40GB 7200
    ** SB Live! 5.1 :: ATI Radeon 9000 Pro @ 300/300 :: Lite-On 401S DVD+R :: Everything else "on-board"
    ** Viewsonic A95f :: Inspire 5300 5.1 :: Logitech iNet Keyboard :: Optical Mouse Blue :: QuickCam Pro 3000

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    for $800 thats a damn good system mate, great bargain finding :thumb: . : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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