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How long does the dry ice usually last in the pot?

It depends on what CPU you're running and what speeds/voltages you're running it at...
A Q6600 (Core 2 Quad) will chew through dice much faster than a C2D E6300 for example.

I'll give you an example from my own experience with S775.

- E6400 on Asus P5Q-E (that little board is often overlooked by overclockers, but it is a bit of a workhorse and cheap as dirt).
- 15lbs of Dry Ice (bought at local supermarket for $0.99/lb.
- I ran one session that lasted me about six hours and when I was with the chip; I still had about 4 lbs of dice left.

- Q6600 on the same motherboard.
- Bought 15 lbs of dry ice and that lasted me for about five hours.

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What do you guys think i should try for, high cpu frequency or something like super pi?

All of the 2D benchmarks. There's a ton of points/fun to be gained from benching S775.
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also i gotta brush up on my core 2 overclocking, been a while since ive done anything with them lol

I once was at this very same fork in the road you find yourself at right now. I asked that very same question and this the best "how-to" that I got.
Overclocking S775 for Dummies
Raise VCore + Raise CPUNB Volts + Raise FSB + Bench = Profit.

This is, of course, very broad and general... But that's the "meat" of it... S775 is super easy to work with if you have a CPU that takes well to high FSB frequencies and the memory to handle them. biggrin.gif
Edited by xXSebaSXx - 11/4/12 at 12:57am
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post #92 of 97
Thread Starter 
nabbed a few more parts for $30

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and an air cooler for socket 775 which i wanted anyways

Just gotta wait a few weeks for my monies to return to normal and ill nab a test bench and then it begins!
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post #93 of 97
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nabbed a few more parts for $30
E7300
8800GTS
Abit AB9 Pro
4x1GB DDR2
and an air cooler for socket 775 which i wanted anyways
Just gotta wait a few weeks for my monies to return to normal and ill nab a test bench and then it begins!

nice what benches you planning on running?
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nice what benches you planning on running?

not sure yet, i think initially i will just go for highest cpuz verified speed. was thinking super pi as well since i got some pretty nasty RAM.
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nabbed a few more parts for $30

E7300
8800GTS
Abit AB9 Pro
4x1GB DDR2
and an air cooler for socket 775 which i wanted anyways

Just gotta wait a few weeks for my monies to return to normal and ill nab a test bench and then it begins!



Nice mucho good stuff there thumb.gif
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Great buy there. The 8800 is worth $35-$40 alone.
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nabbed a few more parts for $30
E7300
8800GTS
Abit AB9 Pro
4x1GB DDR2
and an air cooler for socket 775 which i wanted anyways
Just gotta wait a few weeks for my monies to return to normal and ill nab a test bench and then it begins!


Very nice deal... The E7300 alone could have cost more than the $30 you paid for the whole lot.

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not sure yet, i think initially i will just go for highest cpuz verified speed. was thinking super pi as well since i got some pretty nasty RAM.
Run ALL the 2D benchmarks... Trust me; tinkering with WPrime and PiFast on S775 is lots of fun. It's not just max frequency and Spi man... Gotta go for the full lot of 2D benches. biggrin.gif
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