Originally Posted by VETDRMS
Sorry, I was pointing out what it TAKES to trip the ax760i, which is quite a bit. I was still surprised to do it with a single card though, but these can pull some serious amps when cranked up!
Yes sir! It has been a blast dusting this old beast off and seeing what it can do with a bit of new kit! I found some new old stock Micron dominator memory for $9.95 a stick and finally got to open the old X48 up a bit. The rampage extreme is pretty fickle, but I got it about tapped out now. If you recall, running a quad and high fsb with 4GB is hard. Went as high as at 450fsb, 200 strap, 1800 DDR3 @ 7-6-6-18 1T with Trd of 5 with clocktwister set to strong. She's tapped out!
Took the old girl to the #2 spot in single card Heaven bench:
VETDRMS --- QX9650 / 4,469mhz ---- EVGA GTX 780 Ti KPE w/EK WB, 1528 / 8060 ---- 84.2 ---- 2221
And to the #16 spot in single card Firestrike Extreme (graphics score is up there with the top scores, but physics is lacking...to be expected)
Finally, this KPE seems to be a pretty solid card, but I wanted to point out something I noticed. I can achieve higher stable clocks at lower voltages on the stock bios, which I modified for TDP. The memory timings are definitely tighter and score the same at 200mhz less offset than the looser timed KPE bios.
My game stable clocks (if I keep it under 40C) at 1.36v (measured with DMM) are 1450 core and 7750 memory. This six year old box still makes a pretty stout gaming rig, but it will be getting a refresh this fall/winter, possibly Haswell-E/DDR4.