So ...finally hit 13000+ on my system after a few overclocks,
I am happy enough with this as thats what I was aiming for, would like to see some comparisons of similiar systems (cant see them in 3dmark06 for some reson theres almost all types of quads to compare with apart from q6600's????....maybe its just me being a prat and cant see it lol)
Anyways what I would like to know is .....the setup I got running ...is it safe????.....see setup below
512 gigabyte 8800gt 750/1800/1000...stock is 700/1715/915 temp never above 66 degress
4 gig (2x2) corsair ddr2 810mhz PC6400c5, 5-5-5-15 t1 volts @ 2.01.............stock is 800mhz 5-5-5-15 T2??? 1.9 volts i think
q6600 2.4 oc'd to 2.59....(this is on stock heatsink but core temps seems sweet never above 70 degress under load) and idles about 38 degress
asus p5n-e sli
The system is running sweet for me but im concerned that it might go bang (hench t1 timings rather than t2...and such like)as im only starting to overclock and dont push it to much
at the moment im currently using prime95, and coretemp/speedfan, everything seems cool with the temps, I know though that I despritely need a new heatsink before i can start pushing, I am just concerned that using T1 rather than T2 Command per cycle (I think its called lol) will kill my RAM, I believe that it is meant to be run at T2 according to corsair but ive read on a few forums that if your RAM is stable on T1....run it on T1.......would that be correct?
Also is it better to overclock memory then, try and tighten the RAM timings.....example from 5-5-5-15 ...to say... 4-4-4-12 ?
nice one Zorg, I will try these settings as son as I get home today apart from the cpu overclock as I still need to get heatsink for it, but will mess around wit it and let you know how it goes.......cheers again for help dude
Generally the best heatsinks will make you remove the motherboard. The better heatsinks are usually quite a bit heavier than your stock ones so the pushpin system doesn't work quite as well and won't fasten the cooler on well enough. If you are going to buy an aftermarket cooler if it uses the pushpin system you probably just wasted your money.
Only get a heatsink with a backplate. the push pin design that mimics the stock cooler is crap. That's why I specifically included the backplate conversion piece in my link above. It is well worth the time it takes to remove the mobo. That's why I buy the HS when I buy the mobo, but it's not a big deal.
If it is stable don't change any settings until you get a new HS, it makes no sense.