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Here's some proof of my theory that I could get similar benchmarks at lower CPU speed using Dual Channel RAM overclocked.

The DDR2 667 G Skill is awesome--runs at DDR2 824 no problem.

8997 is about 25 points off my highest score at 4006mhz...which was hardly stable...I can almost get that at 3600 Orthos stable at a lot less volts than at 3700...


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I was able to get pretty close to that running 399 x 9 (3591) with farily high voltages it would run Orthos well--I went about 45 minute and then got bored and started benchmarking again. After OCing the GPU core with ATI Tray Tool I got within a few points of what I had been getting at the ragged edge in Single Channel.

What I am up to now is re-flashing the BIOS to a Beta directly preceding the Alpha and seeing what that does for me. The BIOS chip from Abit arrive this afternoon so what have I got to lose???LOL

EDIT: Beta Flash went well--unlike the Alpha where I had the Crucial Plugged in LOL. the G Skill cause no problems for the AW9D-Max and it enters Windows like nothing.

Going to see if indeed this is the BIOS that offers additonal RAM speeds (lower) in the 1066 strap--if so I should be able to push higher on the FSB with my killer DDR2 667.
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Could have saved myself a lot of trouble by flashing the beta first and using my DDR2 667 at DDR2 400 (new setting!) and running up the bus that way. Almost boots XP...not quite. I can see the beta still has issues with the 1066 strap. Going to see how it runs. Got into XP at 3941 but won't pass Orthos. 3897 will--but it is a funny spot where the RAM is either under clocked (650) over overclocked at the next step (884) But 3896 stable is pretty decent. Going to see where it breaks down. This is as smooth as I have seen 3DMark06 run--the G Skill and the Abit are very compatible. The new ATI drivers seem to help too.
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Hey CD,

Right now I am booted up at 3780, and have been running for almost 7 hours now. Ran like 5 things of 3Dmark06. So it seems pretty stable. Right now I am running at 1.6Vcore and my NB one setting from maxed.
    
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Here are the first of many screenies I will be uploading...3 days of benching uyou know there will be some screenshots..LOL

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Hey CD,

Right now I am booted up at 3780, and have been running for almost 7 hours now. Ran like 5 things of 3Dmark06. So it seems pretty stable. Right now I am running at 1.6Vcore and my NB one setting from maxed.
Cool how about a Super Pi 1M score for comparison?

13.187 at 3898

I find I can run Super Pi and 3DMark06 without being Orthos Stable. In fact I am not all that sure if there is not some issue with Orthos...maybe just wishful thinking...

the last screenie is of me at about my max Stable speed 3797 (with the DDR2 667--Orthos runs good at 3600--but it gets wierd after that until I crank up the volts...have yet to find the perfect zone. OCed RAM seems to help a bit.




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Yea lol like I said to someone before. I think Ortho does has some problems, as I have been folding and everything else, and not a single hiccup.

14.828 @ 3780 Kinda slow as I don't have the ram at stock speeds. Only running at DDR2 - 840 right now.
    
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I really think it is a matter of finding a confortable zone. Not sure what exactly Orthos considers to be an error. SuperPi runs, 3DMark06 runs--I can fold without errors..I dunno.

Maybe we just don't need that much stability to be happy LOL.

Trying out the Crucial RAM one more time before RMAing it to NewEgg.

Using Beta BIOS and running the RAM under speed (DDR2 500--another new setting) on the 1066 NB strap.

**** it is in Dual Channel! Sweet! Clocking along at 866 and everything looks good so far--now for a quick Orthos at 3898 (the G Skill did not pass) Nope. But this is awesome! I can't believe it was the BIOS right before this last one that works. Gonna run up to 4006 now on the 1066 in Dual Channel and see--Super Pi time is a tad faster...a good sign.
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Woot!! Results are always amazing!
    
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Perhaps. I cannot get the RAM running very fast without a crash so I am wondering what that is all about. Tried the 800 NB strap which would run the RAM straight at 1000 at 3600 (which I know is a workable CPU speed) and got a hard lock--had to pop the battery.

Really would like for this to work but it still seems iffy. Still working at it however...
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