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Old 08-25-2008, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EDIT: I set the multiplier to 8 and unlinked the ram. By unlinking the ram it jumped to 8.5. (Before it was stuck at 8) Interesting.. but whatever! Also I booted at 3.8GHz and ran 3DMark06. For some reason I only got 15,000... When I got 18,000 at 3.7Ghz with my Q9450. That's a huge difference for no reason... Any ideas? Okay I just ran 3dmark again at 3.6Ghz and got 14,900... What's up with this.. Seems like the processor sucks more at it's speed. Even my old Q6600 got in the 17,000 at 3.6GHz.

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maybe its unstable. whats the point difference under the cpu score
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well that's why I dropped it to 3.6GHz. I've been running Prime for an hour. It's at a max of 65 degrees. (Spikes up to 75ish) I think that's pretty high for 3.6GHz... It's looking decently stable right now at 3.6GHz, but I'd rather it still be close to 18,000 on 3DMark06. I don't have the information on my old 3DMark06 tests so I'm not sure what the point differences were. Here's a screen shot of what I have going.

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IntelBurnTest
Use this stress test. Run 10 passes. Stresses the crap out of your cpu, better than prime95. Also alot faster
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Dang that put me up 15 degrees to 80 degrees but I passed without a problem. I feel pretty stable. I'll probably OC higher but any ideas what would drop my score?
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EDIT: I was thinking that maybe I just typed it wrong. Well I checked some of my old threads and in two different places I posted slightly different 18,000 scores. Two different results. So I think I'm stumped... Is anything disabled when switching a processor? I'll look around and see what I can find.
EDIT2: Wow I turned off SLI and 3DMark dropped to 8900... That's bad lol.
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you should be scoring higher than that
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you should be scoring higher than that
That's what I say... hah. Anyone have ideas what things might drop it? Could any software or anything cause issues? I reinstalled Direct X. Everything's pretty clean in my case. Nothings loose. Everything's connected physically.
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Default Re: Overclocking a Q9550 on a 780i board

Dude your hitting 80 degrees Celsius on your CPU. You think you may have worn your CPU out?
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its the intel burn test. It does 10-15c higher than prime ever will. You can test w/ prime 95 for 8 hours and go to the intel burn test and still fail.
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i think they went ott with that intel burn test ; / suppose they dont care tho so
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