Originally posted by Spartan III
Ok thanks. Yeah I don't plan on getting more than 1 gig with this rig, mostly just gaming and a little video editing so I am not sure it would really help to have more than 1 gig.
I am new to building computers(this is my first time) and have never done any overclocking so can you explain what you mean by "they'll definitely run at 240mhz, you should be able to push your rig up to around 2.8ghz easily at good temps. " run at 240mhz?
ah well there's a front side bus (FSB) and a multiplier. The mutliplier is usually locked, on the 4000+ its set at 12x. The effective bandwidth of the ram is the FSB. It's defaulted at 200mhz. 12*200 = 2400mhz = 2.4ghz. By increasing the CPU voltage slightly you can get your system to run at a higher bandwidth, say 12*240 = 2880mhz = 2.88ghz.
Thats a very very basic explanation. If you go to the overclocking forum there are guides for overclocking the AMD 64 chips. Its incredibly easy, and when not pushing your hardware, really safe.