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  • System Specifications:
    Q6700 @ 3.4 (24/7, higher for benching of course) eVGA 8800 Ultra Gigabyte P35-DS3P, 2GB Crucial Ballistix, WD Raptor + 3x Seagate 7200.10
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    Overclocking Club
  1. Skulltrail is no dumber than running triple-SLI with $1800 worth of 8800Ultras and getting spanked in benchmarks by two 3870X2s that combined to cost $900. Running triple-SLI or quadfire other than for benching is also pretty pointless. However I do know several people who would love to have a dual-socket 771 board that actually supported FSB overclocking, although they couldn't care less about SLI, CF, or having the QX9775.
  2. Truth be told, you can always change the windows clock to say whatever (unless you're on a corporate network or something, but then I highly doubt you'll get much OC'ing done). At some point we have to count on honesty.
  3. What? If you really want high clocks with weak cooling, stay with dual cores. A 5000+ BE from AMD or an E8400 from Intel would be the best bets there. Or just wait for the Q9450 coming at some time, that will clock past 3 GHz on air with ease. But uh, my B3 Xeon 3220 (Q6600 equivalent) went to 3.3 GHz on air cooling, and the newer G0 versions go higher. I know several people running 24/7 at 100% load ([email protected]) with Q6600s at 3.6 GHz or more on Thermalright Ultra120's. Anyway on topic, I can't wait to grab a 4870X2 (or two of them). It will also be interesting to see nVidia's re
  4. The thing a lot of people forget when comparing benchmarks between Windows and Linux is that not only is Linux itself faster than Windows, but the executable files are usually compiled with different tools - and GCC usually generates more efficient code than the M$ compiler does - so in addition to the different operating system you're also comparing two different programs even though they appear to essentially do the same thing at the user level they can be quite different underneath. I also see some comments in that Linux version of Super Pi about "the C source program was manually optimize
  5. Those look remarkably similar to the ones I have - I think you'll find them very good for benchmarking, but the old 8800 Ultra will still beat them in many games. Have fun!
  6. The Radeon 3870 is fairly weak by itself compared to GF8800, but put two in Crossfire and assault SLI 8800 Ultras! I love these cards.
  7. You probably need more voltage. I can only break 4 GHz at 1.55 Volts on a very cold day, usually it takes about 1.6 for 4 GHz and 1.65V for 4.2.
  8. IG left out one step, you have to first go into BIOS and set the SATA mode to RAID (it usually defaults to IDE emulation) in order to enable the CTRL-I for Intel RAID setup. Then follow his directions after that. I don't know which screen that will be in for Abit BIOS, but it's never been difficult to find for me in Gigabyte or Asus BIOSes. Get ready for something that looks like it's from 1987 with the Intel Matrix RAID or whatever they call it setup screen. It will wipe everything on the disks out when you set them to RAID anyway, no real need to clean them manually. You have to use a
  9. I'd like to say thanks a lot to Shogan, Flew, Lou, Simonsells, caintry boy, and anybody else behind the scenes for doing a fantastc job running the contest! Great job guys! Congrats to all the contestants for a fine effort and superb sportsmanship all around. I'm not sure what to get yet, but I'm sure something will present itself. Naturally I just bought a new mobo last week because I figured I never win anything. I might build my parents a new PC to replace their 1.4 GHz P4.
  10. Hey that's awesome, thanks guys! I think this is the first time in my life I've won anything random!
  11. OK looks like they have one more set of keys if you're a fileplanet subscriber (the previous batch was open to the public). Here's the link: http://www.fileplanet.com/promotions/crysis/beta/
  12. Fileplanet. I've got it too but they're not issueing any more keys as far as I know. It's OK but doesn't really blow me away.
  13. [hwbot]MeltDown - 220252 - Core 2 Q6700 @ 4100 - Nvidia 8800 Ultra @ 725 / 1200[/hwbot] http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u38/sen...ob/am3_220k.jpg
  14. I use the Thermalright Ultra 120 to run my server with a Xeon 3220 (= Q6600). It's fine up to 3.2 GHz then it starts to get hot, but this is an old B3 quad not the newer cooler G0 version.
  15. Looks nice! There goes my position in the open though... I'm holding out for the QX9650 myself!
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