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Master Geek


  # 79928 27-Jul-2007 07:51
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bleaktrotter:

:( can't get 5.9 on the CPU. I'm OC'd to 3.6 GHz stable. one time in a suicide run, i got a benchmark off at 3.7 GHz, but it was still 5.8.

655/2020 on the GPU
5-4-4-12 on the ram @ ddr 800.
WD5000AAKS (465.5 GiB, sata 3.0gb/s, western digital drives), raid 0.

CPU and GPU are liquid cooled.


And all that fancy pants stuff gave you was .1 more than my much lower spec'ed machine!

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Wannabe Geek


  # 79951 27-Jul-2007 10:36
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wow thats crazy. yours isnt OC'd at all snikch? i know if yours is ACTUALLY 2.13GHz, we can compare in a real benchmark like superpi and see i should've gotton more than .1 point higher :((((

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 79959 27-Jul-2007 10:47
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bleaktrotter: wow thats crazy. yours isnt OC'd at all snikch? i know if yours is ACTUALLY 2.13GHz, we can compare in a real benchmark like superpi and see i should've gotton more than .1 point higher :((((


Nah, it was overclocked for that test, see my original scores up the top. But some overclocking got me an additional .3 points I think, so surprised yours wasn't 5.9. Maybe you did it wrong Tongue out

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Wannabe Geek


  # 79962 27-Jul-2007 11:00
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maybe there are diminishing returns the higher you go in terms of CPU frequency. like, 2 GHz will get you 5.0, 2.5 GHz will get you 5.5, and 3.0 GHz will get you 5.6 for example.
i dont know. like i said, i've also done it at 3.7 GHz and it was still 5.8.
i get 12.something seconds in 1M superpi though. so pretty good imo.

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Master Geek


  # 79969 27-Jul-2007 11:41
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bleaktrotter: maybe there are diminishing returns the higher you go in terms of CPU frequency. like, 2 GHz will get you 5.0, 2.5 GHz will get you 5.5, and 3.0 GHz will get you 5.6 for example.
i dont know. like i said, i've also done it at 3.7 GHz and it was still 5.8.
i get 12.something seconds in 1M superpi though. so pretty good imo.


I got 5.4 @ 2.13, then 5.7 @ 2.84

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  # 80123 28-Jul-2007 15:02
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Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz 4.9
4.2
Determined by lowest subscore
Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB 5.5
Graphics 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO 4.7
Gaming graphics 1019 MB Total available graphics memory 4.2
Primary hard disk 212GB Free (288GB Total) 5.4
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium

System
  Manufacturer Dell Inc.
  Model Dell DM061
  Total amount of system memory 3.00 GB RAM
  System type 32-bit operating system
  Number of processor cores 2
  64-bit capable Yes
Storage
  Total size of hard disk(s) 298 GB
  Disk partition (C:) 212 GB Free (288 GB Total)
  Disk partition (D:) 6 GB Free (10 GB Total)
  Media drive (E:) CD/DVD
  Media drive (F:) CD/DVDCD/DVD
Graphics
  Display adapter type 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO
  Total available graphics memory 1019 MB
  Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
  Dedicated system memory 0 MB
  Shared system memory 763 MB
  Display adapter driver version 8.31.100.0
  Primary monitor resolution 1920x1200
  Secondary monitor resolution 1680x1050
  DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better
Network
  Network Adapter Intel(R) 82562V 10/100 Platform LAN Connect
  Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
  Network Adapter Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter
 

I'm switching to Ultimate 64 bit on Monday and adding a better graphics card.





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  # 80146 28-Jul-2007 18:30
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cool! are you into overclocking by any chance? my friend overclocks his core2duo 1.7 -> 2.9 ghz! i had no idea you could crank so much firepower into these new intels! we await to see you new score :)




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 80190 29-Jul-2007 11:28
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More details about my computer

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ 5.0
5.0
  Determined by lowest subscore
Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB 5.9
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 5.9
Gaming graphics 1407 MB Total available graphics memory 5.9
Primary hard disk 60GB Free (98GB Total) 5.7
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate

System  
  Manufacturer GBT___
  Model NVDAACPI
  Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM
  System type 32-bit operating system
  Number of processor cores 2
  64-bit capable Yes
Storage  
  Total size of hard disk(s) 298 GB
  Disk partition (C:) 60 GB Free (98 GB Total)
  Disk partition (D:) 57 GB Free (117 GB Total)
  Disk partition (E:) 30 GB Free (83 GB Total)
  Media drive (F:) CD/DVD
Graphics  
  Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
  Total available graphics memory 1407 MB
        Dedicated graphics memory 640 MB
        Dedicated system memory 0 MB
        Shared system memory 767 MB
  Display adapter driver version 7.15.11.65
  Primary monitor resolution 1680x1050
  Secondary monitor resolution 1280x960
  DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better
Network  
  Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
  Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter



Does anyone know how i can get my hdd to have a higher score. it is a 320gb disk running on sata2

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Master Geek


  # 80191 29-Jul-2007 11:31
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AllNightNerding:

Does anyone know how i can get my hdd to have a higher score. it is a 320gb disk running on sata2


Two ways, have a larger OS partition, or have it faster - ie two hdd's in RAID 0.



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  # 80214 29-Jul-2007 13:36
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A larger partition won't help as it measures disk transfer speed only, so you need to go for a faster HDD like a 10,000rpm WD Raptor

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Ultimate Geek


  # 80322 30-Jul-2007 11:24
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ahh expensive expensive.

how does raid 0 work???




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Master Geek


  # 80326 30-Jul-2007 11:45
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AllNightNerding: ahh expensive expensive.

how does raid 0 work???


Not expensive at all.

Basically RAID 0 is writing to two drives at once, instead of one.

PROS - up to double the data rate, meaning extremely fast performance. You get the full amount of your drives

CONS - No redundancy, if you lose one drive you lose it all.

Buy two of the cheapest drives around, I believe we sell the 80GB for around $100, so that's $200 for two drives, totalling 160GB.

Data is written to both drives at the same time, so imagine you disk as it is now. One disk, so if two bits of data need to be written, it writes bit one, then bit two.

With RAID 0, it writes bit one to drive one and bit two to drive two at the same time, hence twice the speed.

Most motherboards have RAID these days, but you will have to reinstall your OS onto it, you cannot convert to RAID 0 on the fly.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 80327 30-Jul-2007 11:50
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I take it they have to be the same size hdd's???



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Wannabe Geek


  # 80338 30-Jul-2007 12:35
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No you can use mismatched HDDs, but the largest drive will inherit the smallest drive's size. A 120GB HDD raided with a 100GB drive for example would make a 200GB array, the extra 20GB on the larger drive is dead space.

Also, you only get twice the speed in the theory. Real-world benchmarks will show that a 2 disk raid-0 array doesn't provide anywhere close to 200% the performance. It does however increase the performance, just depends on the tasks you're doing.

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  # 81116 4-Aug-2007 16:48
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ComponentDetailsSubscoreBase score
ProcessorIntel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz4.34.3








Determined by lowest subscore
Memory (RAM)1.00 GB4.5
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT 5.5
Gaming graphics383 MB Total available graphics memory4.7
Primary hard disk25GB Free (39GB Total)5.2
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium

Interesting how my 128MB VRAM graphic card rates so high (and not oc'd).




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