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Old 01-13-2007, 12:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default what should I do ?

Got my NEW rig up JUST now. It's fasssssssssst wow. wow. It's so much fun installing things. It's like zooooooooooooooom! Here are my specs. I was wondering (I'll be looking at knowledgeable posters as I am very nervous to have anything go wrong!) what performance enhancements like BIOS or something else I can do and play around with.. KEEPING IN MIND NOTHING DRAMATIC OR *RISKY.

Also, it's avg 73-77F inside the case... This is decently alright?


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-Recommended benchmark programs and things of this nature to test out her strength ?
-Just downloaded 3Dmark '06

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Old 01-13-2007, 01:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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TELL me if you think overclocking here wouldn't really be worth it. example... performance wouldn't be noticed.. life of part might/will decrease.

CMOS Setup Utility
MS Intelligent Tweaker

-- CPU Frequency [200]
will go to just over 400 max

--PCIE Clock [100Mhz]
will do 150 max

--CPU Clock Ratio [Auto]
x5 - x12 max

--Robust Graphics Booster [Auto]
there's Fast then Turbo

..then there's voltage settings. 3 or 4 changeables

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Old 01-13-2007, 03:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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whats ur current cpu temp in C?

also, how is MCE, im might be getting it
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Old 01-13-2007, 03:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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warmest I've seen it running 3Dmark, and when installing 3 things at once..
at 78 degrees F,
or 25.555555555555557 degrees C .

I'll let you know more of MCE when i really explore and have greater ability to compare/contrast. So far it has exceeded my expectations.

*I enable SLI mode in my settings and PCPITSTOP says RedFlag Serious Problem, but then i take it off it's good to go... ?
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I can tell you first off to leave the PCI-e clock at 100MHz, as it could fry your cards if you mess with it.

As for the CPU, read the overclocking guide at the top of the forum.

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Old 01-13-2007, 04:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thats a nice system you built there, GOOOO AMD

If you dont know what your doing then dont OC it, im not sure why you want to after you just built it anyway, it should be fast enough for anything you throw at it, even mine is

Oh whats your 3DMARK 06 score?
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah green machine!
man i bet that thing smokes. the temps you listed are great!
im curious, is that cpu an ee (energy efficient) model? i cant remember if they made a 4600 or not, i dont think so tho.
dude of course overclocking is worth it, lol! but you need to read up and get an idea of the principle. it is very difficult to permanently screw something up while overclocking.
okay, you need to overclock because:
1) i need to see how high that x12 multi will let you go.
2)i'd like to see how far that gigabyte board will let you go (been thinking about getting a new mobo)
3)dude if you dont o.c. with that ram you're crazy. you can probably stabilize that stuff at well over 500mhz if it's ddr2 800.
hahaha so you need to overclock and give me some info hahaha...
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I would have gotten at 7900 gs or 7950 gt instead of two 7600 gt.
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Old 01-13-2007, 02:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Not too shabby (except those twin 7600's... ouch). Have you tried running 3DMark05 yet? I want to see how yours goes up against mine...
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Old 01-13-2007, 03:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ok so thats 3DMARK 06 and 05 score that are requested!

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