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Lian Li PC201B

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Hardware

Watercooling

Aircooling




DFI LANPARTY LT X48-T2R, C2Q 6600, OCZ PC2 8500 C5 Reaper and Creative X-FI

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XFX 8800 GTS(G92) 512

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EK-FC8800 GT/GTS(g92)

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EK-Supreme

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MIPS DFI LANparty P35/X38/X48 Series Freezer Set Nickel

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Workout impressions
10.02.2008
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17.02.2008
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01.03.2008
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06.04.2008
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13.04.2008
Hardware and cooler pretest

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Preparation for water cooling

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Bring it together

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First run

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22.04.2008
Case Update

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Bios settings, stress tests and benchmarks

22.04 .. 04.05.2008
2.4 GHz CPU clock (9x266) standard setting (Bios defaults):

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3.0 GHz CPU clock (9x333), FSB set to 333 MHz, VCore @104.6%, RAM 533MHz, rest @stock:

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So reaching 3.0 GHz is really easy ;-)

Adjusting the XFX GTS512 clocks (core/memory) to 680/1000, 720/1000 and 750/1010:
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3.2 GHz CPU clock (8x400), FSB set to 400 MHz, VCore 105.6%, NB VCore to 1.405V, RAM 533MHz, rest @stock:

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Did not spend a long time with this setting and moved forward.



3.6 GHz CPU clock (9x400), FSB set to 400 MHz, RAM 533MHz:

Setting 1: VCore 109.6% = 1.36V, NB VCore 1.405V, SB VCore 1.510V, VTT 1.211V, Clockgen 3.45V, rest @stock:
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Unstable: 2h Prime32 under XP32 -> Reboot

Setting 2: VCore 110.x% = 1.376V, NB VCore 1.405V, SB VCore 1.510V, VTT 1.266V, Clockgen 3.60V, rest @stock:
Added a SilenX iXtrema 120 Fan blowing to the RAM- and SB-MOSFETs of the Mainboard
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Unstable: 6h Prime32 under XP32 ok, but 30 min Prime64 under XP64 -> Reboot

Setting 3: VCore 111.57% = 1.392V, NB VCore 1.444V, SB VCore 1.640V, VTT 1.266V, Clockgen 3.60V, rest @stock:
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Unstable: 8h Prime64 under XP64 -> Thread3 Fatal Error

Setting 4: VCore 111.81% = 1.396V, NB VCore 1.456V, SB VCore 1.640V, VTT 1.272V, Clockgen 3.60V, rest @stock:
Testing: 8h Prime64 under XP64 ok, but hot CPU core temperatures up to 66C

Some Benchmark results with setting 4 and XFX GTS512 @750/1010:
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Further testing around 3.5 GHz:

After a couple of further different bios setting tryouts, i used manual GTL REF Voltage Control settings
and could lower CPU Vcore a bit. Some longer stress tests later i reached this intermediate result:

3.5 GHz CPU clock (8x438), RAM 547MHz complete DFI Genie Bios settings

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RMClock settings:

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CPU-Z, GPU-Z:

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Everest:

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Aquamark 2.62 / 3.06 / 3.50 GHz with XFX GTS512 @750/1010 and 3.50 GHz with XFX GTS512 @stock:

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3DMark results, 3.50 GHz and XFX GTS512 @750/1010:

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Cinebench and SuperPi results:

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20.12.2008
Harddisk update:
Added Western Digital WD3000GLFS VelociRaptor as boot drive and a 3rd Samsung HD321KJ for backup:


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November 2009
NT destroyed itself with a loud sound, R.I.P:
Replaced Seasonic S12-650 with a Seasonic S12-550, which was already available.






What next:

To be continued ...




Back to Computing


$Date: 2010-01-01 19:25:03+01 $
$Revision: 1.30 $