- PART OPTERON!
The First Stage
Since technology has changes so much and for now main goal is to see the CPU performance I think Super PI might be the best test for it - use 8M for more accuracy. I'll start gathering some comparable results. I'm also planning to use SisSoft Sandra 2005, 3DMark2003, 3DMark2005 and 3DMark2006.
Got some of the overclocking done even before I have my machine, plugged my 6800 to my work machine (Pentium D 820, 2.8GHz) and played around with it. 325/600MHz stock and i got it up to 404/825MHz, over 11K 3DMark2003's, pretty impressive for $99 card, maybe i just thrown another one of those in and get cheap overclocked SLI.
Finally got my machine up and running, huh! never imagined there was that many wires, almost 3 hours to put it together. Had my first experience of building RAID 0 too, wtf! ASUS! why the hell you require a floppy drive still when you install windows and who the f*** place that CMOS reset jumper in the worst possible spot!
Otherwise very happy with the machine, RAID 0 is lightning fast, except after my first overclocking attempts I got to rebuild it again, completely forgot to change hypertransport multiplier and system wend down with serious crash, RAID rebuild and reinstall Windows and now everything is good.
Slowly started lifting the CPU speed up and
have kept the memory multiplier at 1:1 too, memory timings seemed to be
3-3-3-8 which started causing problems around 2x2.4GHz. Now at 2x2.5GHz with
Now at 2x2.6GHz after serious stability
Still very unstable, so decided to resert
everything and start from scratch, stock voltage etc. And this is that I
came up, been now 24 hours rock solid with 100% load on both CPU:
Unreal that machine which is clocked so "high" is able to run with stock voltage, temps also dropped from 66C -> 46C under load! had to cut down memory speed quite a lot, but was able to gain the speed back up tightening up the settings, new Super PI record etc.
Here's some results, mainly now from SisSoft Sandra 2005.
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