Back in real business – round 1

Nothing special here, no WR or something like that but today finally I had 10 litres of LN2 to try my i7 950.
I’m happy because it’s been a long time since I had a good bench session at LN2, in the last six months I lost my time with p4 (8.1 GHZ then the RE died….), phenom 1090T with a crappy MSI 890FX and another bunch of rubbish…
Now seems that the luck is coming back, this 950 works pretty well.

config:

  • i7 950
  • DFI UT X58-T3eH8 (bios D615)
  • kingston HyperX 3×2 GB 2000 cas8 MGH-E-Hyper
  • ASUS GTX 280
  • WD scorpio 160 GB
  • P&C 750 watt
  • Guglio’s CPU POT rev 2.0

I’ve this graphic card from 2 days, then I didn’t have all the time to test driver and tweak…I’ve tested only the max benchable frequency at stock cooling.
There is a lot of room for improve the score.

BTW in this bench session I’m focusing on the CPU, the VGA need more testing and some mod before run it at LN2 and do some damage on HWBOT.

today here was damn hot…

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setup pic 1

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extreme air cooling

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with the first 4 litres of LN2 I can reach 354k am3 with CPU at 5150 MHZ…not bad at all for the first touch with this CPU.

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When all was going well I tried 24x multiplier…not a good idea, in fact the cpu was going crazy and stop to work for 3 or 4 hours.
I need to refill the dewar and start the round 2.

i7 950 + DFI UT X58 + HD4890…pwnage incoming

Few weeks ago I got an i7 950 from ebay.
The first impression was good, it has a really strong IMCH and it’s damn hot…then probably it has low cold bug.
Before put it under LN2, as I always do, I’m testing it with my single stage phase change (for more info look at Cooling section).
The maximum core frequency that I can reach isn’t that good, but I think that with more cold it will give me tons of others MHZ.

config:

  • i7 950
  • DFI UT X58-T3eH8 (bios D429)
  • kingston HyperX 3×2 GB 2000 cas8 MGH-E-Hyper
  • Sapphire HD4890 Atomic
  • WD scorpio 160 GB / kingston SSD now 64 GB
  • P&C 750 watt


aquamark3 351729 pt

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thx Sapphire for this great VGA and Kingston for the SSD

*UPDATE

It isn’t the best rig for 3dmark 01, however I gave it a try.
The efficiency and the score are quite good…100k is not that distant.

98071 pt

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Back in business…P4 631 alien, 8+ GHz

It was 10 April 2010, AOC (me, the king, 7ornado and |ron) is back in business.
After long time we decide to test another time Alien, a Pentium 631 that 2 years ago got the frequency absolute world record.
This time we used a Rampage Extreme, the mobo looked pretty solid but not as good as the good old ASUS Commando.
BTW we got 8025 MHZ, the precedent WR made with this CPU was 8180 MHZ.
In the next months probably we will retry it maybe with a Commando and maybe we will get back in Italy the frequency WR.

config:
P4 631
ASUS Rampage Extreme
1 GB Crucial Value D9-KPT
WD scorpio 160 GB
P&C 750 watt
NB at stock air
Guglio’s CPU pot rev 2.0

validate:

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1127285

pics of the rig:

we are ready to go…

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frosty pic

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me, The King and |ron

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Big mama, 50 liters dewar

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