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So, some of you may remember I asked, on behalf of my brother, for an appraisal of this system:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1313280/appraisal-request-i7-950-system/0_100#post_18304494

Well, I liked it so much I made a deal to buy most of it! biggrin.gif



(Right side panel is still off as I'm going to be fiddling around with hard drives and such)



So what did I take? See the sig rig biggrin.gif Basically I didn't buy the 6970, the Dell 23" monitor or the speakers. I've also pulled the RevoDrive X2 for now since I want to just play around a bit and get comfortable before I go all-out SSD optimization 'n stuff.

Right now I'm using one of the 500 gig Western Digitals it came with biggrin.gif

You can see the CPU cranking along at 4.1 GHz, with DDR3-1715 smile.gifproof.gif http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2562845





Okay! So OCNers - what's next? What can I still do with this fella? smile.gif This machine will last me the next five years easily.
Edited by Quantum Reality - 10/30/12 at 8:53am
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Ha, oh, I plan to, but what about upgrades? biggrin.gif
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id start with putting that revodrive back in there so fast.

other than that looks like a decent machine not really too much for upgrade there.

what are your cpu temps like with that overclock
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buy 7000 series gpu for 12.11 driver beast mode smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by burksdb View Post

id start with putting that revodrive back in there so fast.
other than that looks like a decent machine not really too much for upgrade there.
what are your cpu temps like with that overclock

Like I said I'm just testing stuff out for now. The RevoDrive lacks TRIM support, as it turns out, which I'm not really crazy about :|

Here's load temps after some prime95-ing:



And for comparison idle baseline temps for everything...

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temps seem to be in check so not bad there

I'm running a revodrive and true they do lack trim support, but the Garbage collection on the drive shoudl handle everything without any issues. Ive not had any problems running mine and there is a major speed increase (only downside is my boot take a tad longer due to the bios on the revodrive has to load but it's still fast)
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Question to all

I bought some Kingston kits (KHX16C9B1BK2/8X) - see link at http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/PartsInfo.asp?root=us&LinkBack=&ktcpartno=KHX16C9B1BK2/8X

Now, CPU-Z tells me there is an XMP profile.



How do I enable this in the BIOS? Note: I have 2 x these kits (4 sticks in dual channel configuraton) since NCIX had a limit on its sale. I'll probably get a third kit down the road, but 16 gigs is more than enough for now biggrin.gif

The wrinkle is, due to my overclocking configuration, I can either run the RAM at DDR3-1370 (or so) or DDR3-1715; if I try to run at DDR3-1715 even with the BIOS RAM voltage set at the right value, memtest86+ chokes, and I get issues on POST sometimes.

Suggestions?
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Update: I have found that the memory does not seem to like being run over 1600 MHz, so here's my current (hastily optimized) configuration:





Thoughts and suggestions?
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