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[RCG]John
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  06:47:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Machine Name:Ice Box    ID:304 
Status: Member System
Make or Model: Home Brewed
Last Edit: 12/14/2008
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DS3L
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 OC to 3.0G
CPU Socket: LGA 775
Primary Video: XFX NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Alpha Dog Edition(640MHz)    PCI Express? Yes
Memory: 4096 MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
Boot Drive: Seagate 250G

PC Wizard Mark:72832    3DMark:13414

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Other Components and Comments:
Scythe Mini-Ninja CPU cooler-fanless 120mm case fans(x2) 80mm case fan(x4)

WhyNot
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  07:24:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
why is your score so low. sems low even for 2007.

after all why_not :P
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[RCG]John
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  08:31:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
IDK. That is the global rating I got right after the build.

Edited by - [RCG]John on 03/29/2008 08:32:37 AM
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landlubber
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  09:35:39 AM  Show Profile  Send landlubber an AOL message  Click to see landlubber's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
ya very low PCwiz07. nice 3dmarks score though.
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[RCG]John
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  2:28:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote





I'm not sure about the PCWiz score, but....
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WhyNot
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  6:25:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
try a 2008 i contacted them back when we first started using it. they say the scores are accurate and not to compare with 2007 because they will score differently.
but also 2007 wont give a quad the correct scoring because it doesn't support the newer technologies that the quads have.
i still don't understand for myself how just because of the newer support my processor scored 11 X more in 08 than 07.

after all why_not :P
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[RCG]John
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  6:34:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok. I'll run an 08 bench in a few.

In the meantime.....
3.0GHz on air. ~31*/core(speedfan) under small load.

And I ran PC Wiz 07 again.
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[RCG]John
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  6:45:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
PCWiz 2008 test-

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[RCG]John
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  6:57:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
NEW 3dMark score!

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landlubber
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  7:08:56 PM  Show Profile  Send landlubber an AOL message  Click to see landlubber's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
very nice.
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[RCG]John
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  7:10:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
:D

Running torture tests now to check stability....but I don't foresee any problems with it running @ 3.0GHZ.



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[RCG]John
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  7:40:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now for pics....

*** KC NOTE: John, keep displayed pics at 640 wide or less ***

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y273/rivkid73/11newbuild002.jpg

Green(instead of Orange) power LED
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y273/rivkid73/11newbuild003.jpg

Racing view
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y273/rivkid73/11newbuild006.jpg

LOTSA FLASH!(not sure why.....weird)
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y273/rivkid73/11newbuild005.jpg

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WhyNot
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  08:25:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i cant get mine to be stable past 2.8 ghz. what kinda heat sink and fan you running on that monster?

after all why_not :P
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[RCG]John
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  08:59:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Stock so far.
Ran Prime95 for 4 hours last night with no problems. I'm gonna run it more today and see what happens.

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landlubber
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  09:19:37 AM  Show Profile  Send landlubber an AOL message  Click to see landlubber's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
you might want to try orthos also.
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[RCG]John
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  09:38:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Orthos doesn't stress all 4 cores the way prime does. :/
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landlubber
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  1:14:13 PM  Show Profile  Send landlubber an AOL message  Click to see landlubber's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
ah. ok, didnt know that.
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[RCG]John
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  4:29:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From what I hear, Orthos will run on a Core 2 Duo, but it won't run right on a Quad-even if you run it 2x. IDK.

This is the first time of really overclocking this much. My old P4 1.6 would only handle 1780MHz, and the bios only let me go
10, 20 or 30% increase. This time, there is a lot more to play with. Once I get a new cooler, I will push for more, I think.
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[RCG]John
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Posted - 04/05/2008 :  11:37:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gonna be getting a new SATA HD soon. It seems that the 160G WDC is puking-getting really noisy, with a little bit of a 'knocking' sound.

*shrugs* Always something.
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[RCG]Balthazar
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Posted - 04/06/2008 :  12:55:17 AM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
You should have a look at the charts before you decide on what to get:
http://www23.tomshardware.com/storage.html?modelx=33&model1=139&model2=138&chart=48

Note that you can change settings, in this example
a workstation benchmark is selected.
If you are on a budget for example, you wanna select Price/Performance index.

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KC
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Posted - 04/06/2008 :  08:41:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by [RCG]John

Gonna be getting a new SATA HD soon.
If it's for your boot drive there is nothing to think about and I don't need Tom's to know, I've been using 74GB 10K RPM SATA150 WD Raptors for boot drives in everything I make since they came out including my own machine.

If it's your data drive, go with a big SATA300 7200 RPM, the faster data pipe is handy for large files and the most bytes per buck, besides the biggest 10K RPM they make is the 150GB.

What I have found using my 74GB Raptor for a year now is how well overall my system retains it's speed, and not so much directly related to a little faster spinning drive while I'm working...

It's because with a small fast boot drive I remember to delete all those demo's and utilities I DL and use once to free up space, and I scan and defrag my drive way more often than I did with my 350GB drive because it's so fast to do, and doing that in turn makes everything else I do always open and run fast ;-}




KC's Kruisers - It's all how you look at things
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[RCG]John
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Posted - 04/06/2008 :  09:36:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 40G drive to use for the boot drive-that's what I'm running on right now. The new drive will be storage-games, mods, etc. I was looking at this one....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136055

"Built to last - Made for years of high-performance operation around the clock. Reliability demonstration testing indicates a mean time between failure (MTBF) of one million hours.
Fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) motor - Improves hard drive reliability; reduces heat, vibration, and noise.
Improved power controller - Consumes less power and generates low heat."
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[RCG]John
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Posted - 05/01/2008 :  09:10:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
updated with new specs...
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[RCG]John
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Posted - 12/14/2008 :  5:40:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Found some of the pics from the build....not much room around that cooler though ;)








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WhyNot
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Posted - 12/14/2008 :  9:52:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
very purdy

after all why_not :P
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