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The ctcm Motherboard Benchmark Page
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Well, that's pretty easy - just click on this link: DOWNLOAD THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION OF CTCM !! NOW !!!

You only need to extract it and there you go !

How To Send The Results To Me

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These things I'd like to ask you for:

  • Please tune up your BIOS Memory Timing before running the test. We want to see results of the motherboards as they perform best. An excellent board with lame BIOS settings performs crappie. Anyway this is a performance freaks site, so it's a question of honour to adjust your boards to the limit, ain't it?
  • Please send in more results of boards with the Intel 430VX chipset. Boards with that chipset also seem to be able to run at a bus speed of 75 MHz, so try yours out! However under that circumstance the PCI bus runs at 37.5 MHz and is therefore above the PCI specifications. Anyway, there is a huge performance gain with a bus speed of 75 MHz, as long as it runs, and there's a very low probability that you could cause any damage.
  • Please send in results of boards with the VIA VP-1 or VP-2 chipset. The VP-1 is designed to support 75 MHz bus speed and it's able to still run the PCI bus at 33 MHz - asynchronously though. I'd die for results with these chipsets. The only boards which use it so far seem to be from FIC.
  • Please send in results of Pentium Pro boards!!!! I soon will put ct-magazine results of PPro boards on a new PPro boards page and I hope that I can back these up with a decent PPro board survey.

The Results

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Well guys out there, the results are coming and it is just as I expected: as soon as you fine tune the memory settings in the BIOS , you'll get good or even excellent results of motherboards, that didn't perform too well in the ct-magazine test. Best example is the Supermicro. Another thing you definitely have to consider regarding the new 430HX boards: if you have a look at my chipset page you'll see that the 430HX chipset is able to read EDO at a 5-2-2-2 and write at a 4-2-2-2 burst. This only works however with 50ns or better EDOs. The so called 'Turbo Read Leadoff' option in the BIOS setup is nothing else as doing 5-2-2-2 read bursts instead of 6-2-2-2. You will need these fast EDOs however (which I've already got ;-)), otherwise you'll occur crashes. I only can tell you where I got my 45ns EDO, from ComputerNerd, USA . Don't get any money from this place btw, but they are very helpful there, even to Europeans ;-) and therefore worth being recommended.

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