Time for some new exciting and fresh silicone torture sessions to begin.
What's getting tortured......
- Gigabyte X58-UD5 F2/F4E bios so far
- Intel Core i7 920 retail chip 3837A899
(onlinecomputer.com.au have lots of stock for Aussies)
- 3GB 1866MHz CAS8 DDR3 Corsair Dominators (TR3X3G1866C8D)
- 1GB Gigabyte GTX280 Graphics Card
- 1000W HX1000 Corsair PSU
- TTBig Typhoon with custom plexi hold own
- (hold down sucks...weak pressure on CPU due to plexi bend)
- 1hp C-BuZz Single Stage (kayl evap) > later
- 160GB IDE Hard Drive
- Windows XP Pro 32bit SP3
- Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 for Vantage
WHAT I PLAN TO TEST?
With that out of the way i'm planning to do some air testing at first then followed by SS to see how different cooling affects the CPU
got a nice tripple channel kit from Corsair.......planning to test CAS6/7/8/9 OCing and its performance with 32M SuperPi. Once i find the optimum performance efficiency settings i'll do 3D testing as well. It will be interesting to see how IMC responds to voltage and general settings changes. I'm hoping that FELIX will have a full version of Memset out soon for Nehalem which allows subtimings changes in windows
32M SuperPi category testing for 32M SPi Low Clock Challenge thread to set some groundwork for me to relate back to in future testing. What's that? You never been to that thread..... ...better go say hello in the thread and start tweaking that system of yours with SuperPi
Why SuperPi? What is this obsession with a single threaded application you may ask? There are a lot of angry ppl on forums saying that this application is useless and they wonder why ppl bother testing it at all. Even some well known industry ppl (probably politics related there hehe). The bottom line with superpi is that this application is a must for any serious overclocker. If you dont test a lot with superpi you do not know your system efficiency properly imo whether you only bench that app or 3D or whatever. This is a base application that helps tweak the system. if you want superpi stability on multiple cores you run hyperPi basically which will run multiple instances but i am not talking about stability but system tuning. Please keep that in mind
RAM cooling >> AIR vs TEC RAM Cooling with tripple channel DDR3
Forum Member Suggestions
if there is something interesting you want to see i'll do my best to incorporate it
Let's inject some colour here....almost fell asleep myself writing this