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    Talking [Team.AU]Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Gulftown smackdown at 6GHz looking pretty easy

    Hi guys

    It's been a long time since i benched. Fishing has been taking up my time on the weekends and now that summer is over it's back on woooohoooo . It's good to have something new to play with after return and Gulftown and this Gigabyte X58A-UD7 are certainly a hell of a lot of fun. No weird Bloomfield type behaviour, just smooth as butter. I dont know if this is because of Gulftown or the board but i like it

    I've tested 3 Gulftown chips in the last few days and found that a couple of them have the same OC and third was a bit behind.......it was good to get the LN2 monkey off my back after all this time heh

    check this out....still reasonably low volts but clocks look pretty good to me

    Gigabyte X58A-UD7 putting the smack down on Gulftown

    I don't want to kill this chip so still haven't pushed north of 1.9vcore or 1.6vtt for some serious clocks.......i'll see how my cards fair on LN2 first and then start to crank some numbers out but you can see CPU tests past 6Ghz looking pretty easy ... loving Gulftown they scale with volts and temps properly like the old P4s

    Hardware setup:
    • Gigabyte X58A-UD7 (F6x bios) with Gulftown mod
    • Intel Core i7 980X Gulftown (running at -150C)
    • F1EE Pot
    • Corsair 6GB of GTX2 Dominator goodness
    • Seagate 2TB SATA3 ... first sata3 drive released
    • Gigabyte 5870 SOC card
    • Antec 1200 Quattro OC Edition PSU
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    btw here are a few photos of the setup. sorry only had a blackberry handy so not the greatest shots heh

    I've changed the way i insulate and no longer fill eraser in the socket ..... basically this is as much eraser as i use and then i cut out some kitchen towels to fit as a layer between eraser and a foam bracket and then the pot sits on top...........this will help GOOC contestants change CPUs very quickly if need arises just ask for some boiling water, shut the system off pour it in the pot, now you can yank the pot off the CPU and you have access to defrosted chip ready to change to next one

    if you keep the sessions short > say 4-5 hours and do what i do above with boiling water and then just use hair drier to warm up the area a little you will have a healthy board that will last a long time

    i also always plastic spray the board as insurance >> ALWAYS




    View of RAM slots packed with vaseline
    that VR is a 20K dialed down to 8k for gulf mod...might be a touch lower cant recall but just about 8k


    Seagate's SATA3 drive



    Setup in action during first day test

    Last edited by dinos22; 03-23-2010 at 04:55 PM.
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    Looking nice Dino, as I said in the UD7 thread, should be laying down some nice numbers once its all happening. CPU score in 06 is insane compared to a quad.

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    yeah should be decent

    that CPU score is somewhat weak. it will get much better once the system is tuned properly
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    haha vantage at 6 gig was too much for your fist, erm first, run finally we see you on gulftown - good job dinos! with cold card you'll be going up thru the roof for sure good luck with further benches. From fishing fish to fishing scores - wohoooo the dinos is back
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    Looking good Dinos. How about some pics of the SOC 58870?


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    my card has no cool stickers on it man....i have the early version heheh nothing special to look at
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    I don't care about no stinking stickers. I want to see the PCB.


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    Nice chip Dino!
    What about Uncore Freq? It's too low...
    Have you tried the card on LN2?

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    i am waiting for u !!! wants some pig blood cake ?
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    I definitely liked your fish pictures more than this

    Seems to be a good motherboard.
    You are as good as your samples are!

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    Welcome back boss and nice fisrt gulfy bench, wanna see james results too great him
    i'll try X588A soon too
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    I think other people wish their Vantage runs @ 6GHz were so easy!
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    Hmm nice, push it harder! 30x 200 bclk? Sorry if you attached screenshots, my work IT blocks lots of img hosting sites
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    Quote Originally Posted by zads View Post
    Hmm nice, push it harder! 30x 200 bclk? Sorry if you attached screenshots, my work IT blocks lots of img hosting sites
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    Forgot to tell you nice runs. Eagerly awaiting you pumping out max efficiency with ln2 cooled card.


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    Nice work Dinos...strong chip there
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickshih View Post
    i am waiting for u !!! wants some pig blood cake ?

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    cheers guys...........wait till you see a surprise i have in store wink wink


    Quote Originally Posted by chuchnit View Post
    I don't care about no stinking stickers. I want to see the PCB.
    hahahah here is the card it's branded in my honour
    cant wait to test it on LN2 as well as MSI 5870 Lightning i have here too >> battle of the titans



    Quote Originally Posted by sofos1990 View Post
    Nice chip Dino!
    What about Uncore Freq? It's too low...
    Have you tried the card on LN2?
    hey man i tested 3 chips and then retested first again with 30L of LN2
    i have no idea how i managed to do that even

    here is what i did with the last drop of ln2 just to see if its going to do at least reasonable NB and to see if it makes a difference...answer is yes it does at least in CPU test....it will probably make a little bit of difference in 3D...i still have a long way to go to fully understand how it all works together but at least it's easy to learn on a really good chip hahah



    Quote Originally Posted by nickshih View Post
    i am waiting for u !!! wants some pig blood cake ?
    no wonder deanzo doesnt like taiwanese food

    Quote Originally Posted by SF3D View Post
    I definitely liked your fish pictures more than this

    Seems to be a good motherboard.
    good one

    Quote Originally Posted by hiwa View Post
    Welcome back boss and nice fisrt gulfy bench, wanna see james results too great him
    i'll try X588A soon too
    sweet man...really looking forward to you testing X58A

    Quote Originally Posted by zalbard View Post
    I think other people wish their Vantage runs @ 6GHz were so easy!
    yeah nick wants to poison me
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    welcome back dinos22

    im sensing team.au has many points to come....

    whats cpu pot did you use? ramdominance and superpi32m coming?

    does the soc card have pwm and what software did you use to increase gpu voltage?


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    Dino, you owe me a keyboard
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    Awesome frequency, especially with the vcore!

    Looking good, but, those clocks on the VGA, looking forward to the beast being unleashed!
    No comments about your timings buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hondacity View Post
    welcome back dinos22

    im sensing team.au has many points to come....

    whats cpu pot did you use? ramdominance and superpi32m coming?

    does the soc card have pwm and what software did you use to increase gpu voltage?
    hi mate........hmmm yeah F1EE pot,
    yes there will be some ramdominance action
    I think VGA guys at Gigabyte will release some software once the card hits retail i cant really go into it much

    Quote Originally Posted by M.Beier View Post
    Dino, you owe me a keyboard
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    Awesome frequency, especially with the vcore!

    Looking good, but, those clocks on the VGA, looking forward to the beast being unleashed!
    No comments about your timings buddy
    ramdominance and some monster pi action incomingggggggggggggggggggggg...............
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    oh shoooot guys i forgot to claim some W.R.s


    Hey Jody i am pretty sure i have a W.R. for Sydney South....maybe i could even narrow it down to St.George district >>> I broke at least 5 W.r. for my street, RAM clocks, gulftown speed, 06 score, vantage score, help me out guys maybe you can spot some more i overlooked , i have a W.R. for running LN2 at precisely 26.7C ambient too

    OHHHHHHHH, I also have an atomic veggie W.R. too

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    I totally beat all of your W.R.s EVER For 94538 zip code. That card looks like it will be some fun.
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    btw here are a few photos of the setup. sorry only had a blackberry handy so not the greatest shots heh

    I've changed the way i insulate and no longer fill eraser in the socket ..... basically this is as much eraser as i use and then i cut out some kitchen towels to fit as a layer between eraser and a foam bracket and then the pot sits on top...........this will help GOOC contestants change CPUs very quickly if need arises just ask for some boiling water, shut the system off pour it in the pot, now you can yank the pot off the CPU and you have access to defrosted chip ready to change to next one

    if you keep the sessions short > say 4-5 hours and do what i do above with boiling water and then just use hair drier to warm up the area a little you will have a healthy board that will last a long time

    i also always plastic spray the board as insurance >> ALWAYS




    View of RAM slots packed with vaseline
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    Nice scores Dino, A0 sure is "easy" but try B1

    (ps. seems like everyone is posting their results into Xtreme Overclocking forum nowadays. Has Xtreme 3D Team forum become obsolete?)

    edit: put that VGA under LN2 already!
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