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December 24, 2009 12:11:01 PM

I run a Phenom9950 on a M2N-E
HT Link @ 1050
Memory at 410 cpu at 2.73Ghz cooled by Artic Freezer 7 pointing to 120mm casefan
2x2 Kingston DDR2-800
GTX260

Around 13154 on 3dmark06


Would I see a significant performance gain by swapping to an Asus M3A78-EM therefor doubling my HTLink ?

Looking for 10 to 20%
I also see it as overclocking advantages.
Future upgrade possibilities (not right now)

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December 24, 2009 12:50:27 PM

Just swapping the board for stock settings would net only a small increase, not anything you would likely notice. But yes, if you want to overclock, I would think that you should see better results. But, if I was going to the trouble of installing a new motherboard, I would get rid of that old X4 and spring for a new PII to go with it.

For a comparison, my 920 PII @ 3.0ghz with an 8800GTS 512 gets a little over 15,000.
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December 24, 2009 1:06:57 PM

thanks, that was pretty much what I was thinking...

I just didnt feel like backing up 2x320gig disks raid0, recrete it on new chipset and restore as my pc always runs everything I do flawlessly.

But what the hell... Ill post benchmark results as soon as I can since I had such a hard time finding benchmarks comparing new cpu's using HT3 next to them being crippled by old HT.
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December 25, 2009 11:36:44 PM

Conclusion... HTLink From 1000 to 2000 (I think its double that I just put the CPUZ info) No big Difference.

Benchmark done and I am quite disappointed with the results.

Original benchmark with the Phenom9950 @ 2.73Ghz Ram @ 410 HTLink @ 1050
13154 as listed above on the M2N-E and GTX260 216

New benchmark same as above on M3A78-EM HTLink @ 2100
13364 if I remember correctly.

The gain is pnuts so if you have an M2N-Something and you managed to run a Phenom 1 or 2.... dont worry about the HTLink... it's not that bad.

It's no loss tho, now the multiplier unlock works properly and I can eventually just throw in a 965.

(Also have a great use for my old M2N-E that served me very well)

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Just swapping the board for stock settings would net only a small increase, not anything you would likely notice. But yes, if you want to overclock, I would think that you should see better results. But, if I was going to the trouble of installing a new motherboard
, I would get rid of that old X4 and spring for a new PII to go with it.

For a comparison, my 920 PII @ 3.0ghz with an 8800GTS 512 gets a little over 15,000.


Any overclock on that 8800GTS ?? 15000 seems pretty high for that videocard...
Also if the 8800 is overclocked, what tool did you use and under what os ?

Edit, Multiplier bumped to 15, CPU @ 3.0Ghz
3d Mark gave me 14041
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December 29, 2009 4:57:44 PM

C00lIT said:
Conclusion... HTLink From 1000 to 2000 (I think its double that I just put the CPUZ info) No big Difference.

Benchmark done and I am quite disappointed with the results.

Original benchmark with the Phenom9950 @ 2.73Ghz Ram @ 410 HTLink @ 1050
13154 as listed above on the M2N-E and GTX260 216

New benchmark same as above on M3A78-EM HTLink @ 2100
13364 if I remember correctly.

The gain is pnuts so if you have an M2N-Something and you managed to run a Phenom 1 or 2.... dont worry about the HTLink... it's not that bad.

It's no loss tho, now the multiplier unlock works properly and I can eventually just throw in a 965.

(Also have a great use for my old M2N-E that served me very well)

Quote:
Just swapping the board for stock settings would net only a small increase, not anything you would likely notice. But yes, if you want to overclock, I would think that you should see better results. But, if I was going to the trouble of installing a new motherboard
, I would get rid of that old X4 and spring for a new PII to go with it.

For a comparison, my 920 PII @ 3.0ghz with an 8800GTS 512 gets a little over 15,000.


Any overclock on that 8800GTS ?? 15000 seems pretty high for that videocard...
Also if the 8800 is overclocked, what tool did you use and under what os ?

Edit, Multiplier bumped to 15, CPU @ 3.0Ghz
3d Mark gave me 14041



Heh, heh, heh, uh, um, yeah.....guess I forgot about that. ;) 
Yeah, it's clocked to 775mhz core, shader and core clocks locked together, and the memory is at about 1150mhz.
Windows XP 32 bit, and Rivatuner.
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