Originally Posted by theCanadian
When are you going to get to real benching? Like games and time oriented tasks? I understand the importance of 06, it's helping you understand the synergy of the system right now, but I'm really looking forward to real world results.
I haven't really had much time to race yet because I've been so involved in getting the rig up and running, and fully overclocked in every way possible, on a short schedule. I have to leave for Washington, DC in 12 hours, so I'll try to do some real world benches for you next weekend. I can tell you that GTR2 is much better, as I raced a little yesterday. I haven't overclocked the GPU's yet and I only have 1 crossfire bridge right now.
And Blitz thanks again man! I decided to test the DDR400 OCZ Platinum @ DDR500 w/ 3-3-2-8-1T and they passed memtest. I'm very happy.
I know I tried loosening the timings when I tested them before, but on a lesser board.
I'm going to go run 3dmark06 again and see if it's any better @ 3000MHz and DDR500. I'll be BACH.
EDIT: hmmmm...for some reason the score went down 700 points(11,011). The cpu score was slightly better, but the first 2 scores were much lower.
any ideas? I'll check to make sure nothing is running. Can I use AMD fusion for gaming to run 3dmark?
UPDATE: I had Adobe Reader checked in the startup tab in task manager. I unchecked it, rebooted, retested and get 11,793 points. That's the best yet. Sweet!!!!
UPDATE: Hey this looks a little better doesn't it? I wonder does the memory controller work harder when using a divider and therefore get hotter when using a divider. It's really not that much cooler in here today to change the laod temps by 10c.