View Full Version : New to HWBot(and OCing, kinda)

05-06-2008, 11:59 AM
As some of you may have noticed, i've started OCing my compy and uploading some scores. I've started with PI 1m and 32m because there is a lot of information and guides available for it. I was thinking about going for some pifast or wprime tests next, but I'm not sure where to start. Are these tests as dependent on memory bandwidth as SPi?

Also, here's my latest 32m score, I'm up to 1.5 points!
How can I improve on this result?
http://www.hwbot.org/signature.img?iid=111348 (http://www.hwbot.org/result.do?resultId=730909)
Think I could do CAS 3@2.5 volts? Will my northbridge handle it @ stock volts(no nb volt adjustment, quite frustrating)?

05-08-2008, 01:52 PM
OK, I just realized how little info I gave you guys.
HW Specs:
Asus P5K SE
Ballistix PC8500 - the good stuff
1 Raptor
AMD HD3850
Corsair HX620
Watercooling on CPU and VGA
Thermalright cooler on northbridge
Stock southbridge cooling
some enzotech's on the vregs

My OS is a fairly tweaked XP Home(all i had a license for - same as pro for this purpose?), services disabled, startup cleared out. I'm using priority realtime and killing explorer before each run. I've done some quick testing and found that one of my cores is faster(strange? normal?), so i set the affinity to that processor. What about maxmem tweak? Is this just to allow for better OC's or are there gains in using it by itself? Also, has anyone tried pi on xp sp3?

05-09-2008, 12:12 AM
start out with running at max 24/7 stable OC speeds, run SuperPi 1/32M, WPrime 32/1024M, PiFast, then go for Aquamark, 3DM01/03/05/06 en last PCMark05
submit all your scores to HWBot to see where you land, and compare your score/OC with the other contestants, so you get idea of the competition you're facing:)