Hey all, I am totally new to overclocking or working with the inside of a computer in everyway. I watched my friend put this computer together for me (he recommended what parts I buy, etc.) about 2 years ago. The only thing I did was to pop in the RAM Ok so 3 basic questions I have then I will list my specs: 1) Is it worth it for me to overclock? I am super tight on cash and just want to buy some new RAM and get this thing faster for about 12-18 months till I can afford a new computer. 2) I am considering buying 2 gb of Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory Model KVR400X64C3AK2/2G - Retail for $65 bucks (thats my budget unfortunately). So is it a good idea? 3) Any advice on some basics of how I can begin to overclock on this board? Specs follow: Name: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Code Name: Venice Brand ID: 4 Package: Socket 939 Technology: 90nm Core Voltage: @1.4 V Family, Model, Ext. Family: F Ext. Model: 2F Stepping: 2 Revision: DH-E6 Instructions: MMX(+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64 Core Speed 2010.4 MHz Multiplier: x10.0 Bus Speed: 201.0 MHz HT Link: 1005.1 MHz L1 Data 64 KBytes 2-way L1 Inst. 64 KBytes 2-way Level 2: 512 KBytes 16-way Caches Size: 64 KBytes Descriptor: 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size L1 Cache Size: 64 KBytes L1 Cash Descriptor: 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size L2 Cache Size: 512 KBytes L2 Cash Descriptor: 16 way set associative, 64-byte line size Motherboard Manufacturer: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD Model: MS-7125 version 3.0 Chipset: NVIDIA nForce4 Rev: A3 Southbridge: NVIDIA nForce4 MCP LPCIO: W83627EHF Brand: Phoenix Technologies, LTD Version 6.00 PG Graphic Interface Version: PCI-Express Link Width: x16 Max Supported: x16 (my card) NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT with 65nm technology Core: 550 MHz Size: 10254 MBytes Shaders 1350 MHz Memory: 400 MHz Type: DDR2 Bus Width 128 bits Memory (2x512 MBytes Kingmax Semiconductor slices or w/e you call em) Type: DDR Channels: Single Size: 1024 MBytes DRAM Frequency: 167.5 MHz FSB DRAM is CPU/12 CAS#: 2.5 clocks RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD): 3 clocks RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 clocks Cycle Time (tRAS): 7 clocks Bank Cycle Time (tRC): 10 clocks Command Rate (CR): 2T DRAM Idle Timer: 16 clocks Max Bandwidth: PC3200 (200 MHz) My current RAM timing tables: Frequency of JEDEC 1: 133MHz CAS# Latency of JEDEC 1: 2.0 RAS# to CAS# of JEDEC 1: 3 RAS# Precharge of JEDEC 1: 3 tRAS of JEDEC 1: 6 Voltage for JEDEC 1: 2.5V Frequency of JEDEC 2: 200 MHz CAS# Latency of JEDEC 2: 2.5 RAS# to CAS# of JEDEC 2: 4 RAS# Precharge of JEDEC 2: 4 tRAS of JEDEC 2: 8 Voltage of JEDEC 2: 2.5V I hope that is all the information necessary. It took me a long time to type it all out. Too bad this CPUZ program doesn't have an easy copy/paste text file. Please let me know if there is anything else I need to provide that can help out. Thank you so much to anyone out there willing to take time to help me out.