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December 20, 2006 1:13:34 PM

Alright i am new to join the forum but have been coming here for reviews for some time now.

I finally broke down adn built myself a current model computer replacing a amd barton core 3800+ with 9800 pro 128 flashed to a european 9800 xt 128.

New system is:
Abit AB9-pro, XFX GeForce 7950GT (57c), Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2 800 TWIN2X2048-6400C4 (4-4-4-12) , Core 2 Duo E6400 (3.2ghz) at 47c max, 2 Seagate Barracuda sata 3.0gb 320gb 16mb cache running raid 1 and 550watts

scores are:
3dmark 2001se score= 42030
3dmark 2003 score= 22851
3dmark 2005 score= 10220

have run Si Soft Sandra 2007 here are some of the results:
SiSoftware Sandra
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Benchmark Results
RAM Bandwidth Int Buff'd iSSE2 : 7254 MB/s
RAM Bandwidth Float Buff'd iSSE2 : 7272 MB/s
Results Interpretation : Higher index values are better.

Int Buff'd iSSE2 (Integer STREAM) Results Breakdown
Assignment : 7200MB/s
Scaling : 7178MB/s
Addition : 7355MB/s
Triad : 7283MB/s
Data Item Size : 16 byte(s)
Buffering Used : Yes
Offset Displacement Used : Yes
Bandwidth Efficiency : 57% (estimated)

Performance Test Status
Run ID : BLAZER on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 7:17:31 AM
Memory Used by Test : 512MB
NUMA Support : No
SMP Test : No
Total Test Threads : 1
Multi-Core Test : Yes
SMT Test : No
Dynamic MP/MT Load Balance : No
Processor Affinity : P0C0T0
System Timer : 3.2GHz
Page Size : 4kB
Use Large Memory Pages : No
Chipset 1
Model : Abit Computer Corp P965/G965 Memory Controller Hub
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 400MHz (1600MHz data rate)
Width : 64-bit
Maximum Bus Bandwidth : 12800MB/s (estimated)

Logical/Chipset 1 Memory Banks
Bank 0 : 512MB DDR2-SDRAM 4.0-4-4-12 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) CR1
Bank 1 : 512MB DDR2-SDRAM 4.0-4-4-12 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) CR1
Bank 4 : 512MB DDR2-SDRAM 4.0-4-4-12 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) CR1
Bank 5 : 512MB DDR2-SDRAM 4.0-4-4-12 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) CR1
Channels : 2
Speed : 4x 200MHz (800MHz data rate)
Width : 64-bit
Performance Acceleration Technology : Yes
Memory Controller in Processor : No
Maximum Memory Bus Bandwidth : 12800MB/s (estimated)

SiSoftware Sandra

Benchmark Results
Inter-Core Bandwidth : 8623 MB/s
Results Interpretation : Higher index values are better.
Inter-Core Latency : 46 ns
Results Interpretation : Lower index values are better.

Benchmark Breakdown
Processor Affinity : CPU0-CPU1
Inter-Core Bandwidth @ 2x 8kB : 4751 MB/s
Inter-Core Bandwidth @ 4x 8kB : 5133 MB/s
Inter-Core Bandwidth @ 2x 32kB : 7214 MB/s
Inter-Core Bandwidth @ 4x 32kB : 14370 MB/s
Inter-Core Bandwidth @ 16x 8kB : 13430 MB/s
Inter-Core Bandwidth @ 2x 128kB : 14593 MB/s
Inter-Core Bandwidth @ 4x 128kB : 14699 MB/s
Inter-Core Bandwidth @ 16x 32kB : 14333 MB/s
Inter-Core Bandwidth @ 64x 8kB : 13470 MB/s
Inter-Core Bandwidth @ 16x 128kB : 9648 MB/s
Inter-Core Bandwidth @ 64x 32kB : 5886 MB/s
Inter-Core Bandwidth @ 64x 128kB : 2116 MB/s

Performance Test Status
Run ID : BLAZER on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 7:38:20 AM
Buffering Used : No
NUMA Support : No
SMP Test : No
Total Test Threads : 2
Multi-Core Test : Yes
SMT Test : No
Processor Affinity : P0C0T0 P0C1T0
System Timer : 3.2GHz

Processor
Model : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz
Speed : 3.20GHz
Performance Rating : PR10880 (estimated)
Cores per Processor : 2 Unit(s)
Type : Dual-Core
L2 On-board Cache : 2MB ECC Synchronous, ATC, 8-way set, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
SiSoftware Sandra

Benchmark Results
ALU Performance (Dhrystone MIPS) : 9016
Power Efficiency : 0.00
Results Interpretation : Higher index values are better.

Performance Test Status
Run ID : BLAZER on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 8:09:07 AM
NUMA Support : No
SMP Test : No
Total Test Threads : 2
Multi-Core Test : Yes
Cores per Processor : 2
SMT Test : No
System Timer : 3.2GHz
Breakdown at 10000 MIPS Workload
Average Clock Ratio (%) : 100% (3200MHz)
Average Voltage Ratio (%) : 100% (1.325V)

Processor
Model : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz
Speed : 3.20GHz
Performance Rating : PR10880 (estimated)
Cores per Processor : 2 Unit(s)
Type : Dual-Core
L2 On-board Cache : 2MB ECC Synchronous, ATC, 8-way set, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
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After benchmarking I checked the CPU temp 45c with stock cooling
The video card only hit 47c and it is the passive heatpipe design of XFX

Heres the problem

Installed and played Prince of Persia for 30-40 minutes (only game i knoew would load fast and had somewhat heavy graphics VIDEO CARD TEMP DURING GAMING TOPPED "57c" CPU ONLY HIT "47c") went to surf the web and after about 5 minutes it just froze? Rebooted with no problem after 3 minutes locked up again!!? I was tired so i clocked it down to 2.4 and went to sleep. Wondering why after all the benchmarking and testing it locked up surfing the web.

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December 20, 2006 11:16:25 PM

Calling wusy.... I followed your guide to overclocking these chips. What do you have to say about this?
December 21, 2006 12:32:17 PM

Get this. Played half life 2 for 4 hours at 3.2ghz (4xaa, tri-liner filtering, 4x whatever the other one is, and everything quality turned on @ 1400x900 never dropped below 140fps and averaged 220+) Checked the temperatures after about 1-2 hours and core temp was 44c videocard was 47c)

Right before i played the game when it was loading the 1st time it froze as soon as hls started to do the inital load. rebooted and played for 4 hours. :?
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December 21, 2006 6:18:18 PM

Sounds like memory or possible power supply problem to me, try running memtest! If you could find a copy of eurosoft pc check that would be something good to run diagnostics with as well. Also I didnt see anything about prime95 testing in there, if you can make it on that for 8+ hours and your temps are still fine then I would guess that there is some other issue at hand!

P.S. to my understanding that motherboard is pretty much peaking around the 400mhz mark, so I would suggest making sure all power settings have been changed accordingly.

Best,

3Ball
December 21, 2006 6:58:23 PM

Quote:
if you can make it on that for 8+ hours


Who the hell would sit and even play games for 8 hours straight?
I only crank it up when i decide to play a game. The damn thing benchmarked 33261 on 3dmark 2001 stock. That is 4000+ higher then my buddies amd system. I think it is the 4000+ that has the same speed as one of the fx chips, and he is running a 7900gtx.

Quote:
P.S. to my understanding that motherboard is pretty much peaking around the 400mhz mark, so I would suggest making sure all power settings have been changed accordingly.


In the bios you can go to 600mhz which i dare not try. :)  I am happy with this thing the way it runs at 3.2 i just want it to avoid locking up. I did follow the oc guide from wusy.

Another dude i know suggested i change the 1t to 2t. ill run the mem test and see what i get.
December 21, 2006 7:09:54 PM

First off, im sure that many people will agree that 8 hours of prime is pretty much standard of testing methods, I personally tested my processor @ 12+ hours. and 2nd I understand that the board will allow you to go to 600mhz, but as far as stability goes, the think 400mhz on that board is somewhat of a peak (just what I read from another owner of that board)...someone else correct me if im wrong! If you run prime for 2 to 4 hours there is a pretty good chance that it will be stable throughout the whole test...most just want to see max temp after that, but you have not ran it at all correct? If so im sorry for suggesting it. I have run many benchmarks on my comp such as all that you have ran and then on top of that 3dmark06, which i didnt see a score for on ur system. None the less my system passed all of those with flying colors and then failed within 45 min of prime95, so if you want to test your stability do not game on it or benchmark it, run prime95 and some diagnostics to make sure all of the hardware not only checks out on ur overclocked settings, but also to ensure a stable OC with not problems and you wont run into any of these problems....OC'ing takes patience!!! Im only trying to help...

Also im not seeing ur voltage settings, so u may need to increase the memory volt a bit, but im not sure what you have it on currently!

Best,

3Ball
December 21, 2006 7:19:21 PM

well shit, I dont have 8 hours to kill waiting around for the system to run this test anyways. I will run the mem test since i only have untill tomorrow at 5 to exchange it, or any of the other components. I'm not doubting that you know what your talking about. I just dont know why benchmarking for 8 hours is needed. Who is going to run it that hard for that long!? I admin i have gamed for 8 hours before but damn i just dont have that kind of time anymore lol...I havent downloaded 3dmark 06 yet. Prime 95 huh. Ill dl it and run it for a while. Main reason i dont want to run it for a long period while I am away is overheating. If i am not there i cannot watch the temps. If it gets too hot i cannot stop it.

Well anyways thanks for the advice and Ill repost with results.
December 21, 2006 7:22:02 PM

If there is an error the test will stop itself, just run it for at least 6 incremental tests or around 1 to 2 hours and u should be fine if it passes all tests. There are some steps u need to know in order to run prime95 on both cores. I will try to find the link with everything explained out for you!

Best,

3Ball
December 21, 2006 7:24:15 PM

Here u go, just follows these steps and its easy!

I set my memory to use in the test to 950 in each core, since u have 2gb as well I would assume do the same thing...his test is with 1gb of ram

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16446

Best,

3Ball
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