Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

A8V Deluxe new build performance

Last response: in Motherboards
Share
July 9, 2005 5:04:51 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

My wife needed a new computer, so I decided to give her my system and use
that as an excuse to build myself a new one. :-)

Her system is now my old Pentium 4 (Northwood) 2.6 GHz running on an Asus
P4B266 (400-MHz FSB) w/ 1GB Mushkin Black memory and an AGP Radeon 9600, all
running on Win XP Pro SP2.

My new system is an Athlon64 3200+ running on an Asus A8V Deluxe (Rev. 2) w/
latest BIOS. It has 2 GB dual-channel PC3200 memory. It too has an AGP
Radeon 9600. The new system also runs Win XP Pro SP2.

According to my benchmarks (Passmark Performance Test 5.0 and PCMark05), my
new system is only about 10 percent faster than my old one.

I'm running the latest A8V Deluxe BIOS (v. 1013). I've checked and rechecked
the BIOS settings to make sure that I didn't accidentally screw anything up.
(I've put together scores of machines over the past decade and have
repaired/upgraded countless others, so I know enough to check the obvious
stuff first.) I have the Cool-n-Quiet feature disabled because my power
supply (Antec NeoPower 480) and CPU fan all adjust fan speeds independently
according to temperature variations. Finally, I'm not overclocking yet
because I want to make sure that everything runs smoothly at stock speeds
and voltages.

Any ideas as to what else I may need to examine? Or is this pretty much the
performance increase that I should be expecting?
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 9, 2005 10:33:44 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

That's about right.
Have a look at the chart:
http://www.a1-electronics.net/AMD_Section/CPUs/AthlonXP...

You can set the Bios overclock to 10% and have a bit of performance
increase.
I have the 3500+ set to 10% overclock and it runs at 2433 MHz and is very
stable.
"Hackworth" <NoSpam4Me@spamless.net> wrote in message
news:tc6dna-0dqFgx1LfRVn-sw@comcast.com...
> My wife needed a new computer, so I decided to give her my system and use
> that as an excuse to build myself a new one. :-)
>
> Her system is now my old Pentium 4 (Northwood) 2.6 GHz running on an Asus
> P4B266 (400-MHz FSB) w/ 1GB Mushkin Black memory and an AGP Radeon 9600,
> all running on Win XP Pro SP2.
>
> My new system is an Athlon64 3200+ running on an Asus A8V Deluxe (Rev. 2)
> w/ latest BIOS. It has 2 GB dual-channel PC3200 memory. It too has an AGP
> Radeon 9600. The new system also runs Win XP Pro SP2.
>
> According to my benchmarks (Passmark Performance Test 5.0 and PCMark05),
> my new system is only about 10 percent faster than my old one.
>
> I'm running the latest A8V Deluxe BIOS (v. 1013). I've checked and
> rechecked the BIOS settings to make sure that I didn't accidentally screw
> anything up. (I've put together scores of machines over the past decade
> and have repaired/upgraded countless others, so I know enough to check the
> obvious stuff first.) I have the Cool-n-Quiet feature disabled because my
> power supply (Antec NeoPower 480) and CPU fan all adjust fan speeds
> independently according to temperature variations. Finally, I'm not
> overclocking yet because I want to make sure that everything runs smoothly
> at stock speeds and voltages.
>
> Any ideas as to what else I may need to examine? Or is this pretty much
> the performance increase that I should be expecting?
>
>
July 9, 2005 5:29:21 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

RonK wrote:
> That's about right.
> Have a look at the chart:
> http://www.a1-electronics.net/AMD_Section/CPUs/AthlonXP...
>
> You can set the Bios overclock to 10% and have a bit of performance
> increase.
> I have the 3500+ set to 10% overclock and it runs at 2433 MHz and is very
> stable.
> "Hackworth" <NoSpam4Me@spamless.net> wrote in message
> news:tc6dna-0dqFgx1LfRVn-sw@comcast.com...
>
>>My wife needed a new computer, so I decided to give her my system and use
>>that as an excuse to build myself a new one. :-)
>>
>>Her system is now my old Pentium 4 (Northwood) 2.6 GHz running on an Asus
>>P4B266 (400-MHz FSB) w/ 1GB Mushkin Black memory and an AGP Radeon 9600,
>>all running on Win XP Pro SP2.
>>
>>My new system is an Athlon64 3200+ running on an Asus A8V Deluxe (Rev. 2)
>>w/ latest BIOS. It has 2 GB dual-channel PC3200 memory. It too has an AGP
>>Radeon 9600. The new system also runs Win XP Pro SP2.
>>
>>According to my benchmarks (Passmark Performance Test 5.0 and PCMark05),
>>my new system is only about 10 percent faster than my old one.
>>
>>I'm running the latest A8V Deluxe BIOS (v. 1013). I've checked and
>>rechecked the BIOS settings to make sure that I didn't accidentally screw
>>anything up. (I've put together scores of machines over the past decade
>>and have repaired/upgraded countless others, so I know enough to check the
>>obvious stuff first.) I have the Cool-n-Quiet feature disabled because my
>>power supply (Antec NeoPower 480) and CPU fan all adjust fan speeds
>>independently according to temperature variations. Finally, I'm not
>>overclocking yet because I want to make sure that everything runs smoothly
>>at stock speeds and voltages.
>>
>>Any ideas as to what else I may need to examine? Or is this pretty much
>>the performance increase that I should be expecting?
>>
>>
>
>
>
That link refers to the 32-bit Athlon XP processor. The OP has the
64-bit Athlon. Further, the A8V is a 939 pin motherboard and thus not
compatible with an XP CPU.

PB
!