Originally posted by Hacp
Also, if your computer was built by oem, then you can't overclock cause they usually lock it.
He said his friend built it for him, so it's not OEM. And they dont always lock it so you cant, just more often than not they do. They also load it with crap parts that are not good for overclocking and it is very advisable to not OC those parts.
Like Elba said, if you are not going to OC, than some good ValueRAM will be quite sufficient for you. Overclockign is not the easiest thing to do, i suspect that if you dive into it you will burn something out. You should do alot of research on the subject. My friends brother told me he was going to get a certain moetherboard because his freidn said it was good for overclocking. It wasnt, it was a crappy $50 mobo. My friends brother also didnt know what a processor was, so he certainly wasnt ready for overlclocking. You have to have adequate cooling, among several other things. Dont look at overclocking right now, look at what would suit you the best, and I believe that right now the best would be some good ValueRAM. Go with Elba's first suggestion, the Kingston. For stock sticks running stock speeds, they work great.