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post #111 of 143
I would post the exact same thing as everyone else.

Reinstall latest drivers (165.01)
Drop 2gb ram (if nothing else)
install xp 32
make sure sli enabled through everest or nvidia control panel. (multiple source confirmation is best)
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Just edited the first post with this:


Benching 2x eVGA 8800 Ultra in SLI with a stock QX6700 2.66 severely BOTTLENECKS the GPU Processors...

3dmark06: QX6700@3300mhz + SLI'd Ultras = 14,891

...not record breaking by any means, but this was done in VISTA, which probably negates around 500 points, and RAM @ 800 5/5/5/15 which further negates more points.
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post #113 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by cognoscenti View Post
http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/...tra/whatis.php



Underneath the cooler we have a G80 core on a reference PCB/memory design. Despite the reference layout the cards detailed specifications are anything but reference. The core is running at 650MHz, this is 75Mhz more than the GTX's reference 575Mhz. The memory clock on the XXX is an incredible 2260Mhz, around 460Mhz faster than the stock GTX (20% increase). As with the GTX the Ultra uses a 384bit memory bus and GDDR3. The memory chips used on this model are Samsung K4J52324QE-BJ08 and rated at 0.8ns/1250Mhz. Finally we have an increase in the shader clock from 1350MHz on the GTX to 1620MHz.



These are hugely impressive statistics and that's probably understating things quite considerably! So how does this compare to the reference 8800 Ultra, here's a quick run-down:

Didn't know the Ultras were clocked that high

I've only worked with standard GTX's.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nitteo View Post
Just edited the first post with this:


Benching 2x eVGA 8800 Ultra in SLI with a stock QX6700 2.66 severely BOTTLENECKS the GPU Processors...

3dmark06: QX6700@3300mhz + SLI'd Ultras = 14,891

...not record breaking by any means, but this was done in VISTA, which probably negates around 500 points, and RAM @ 800 5/5/5/15 which further negates more points.


Vista is a serious dog when it comes to benches. I had 8800gtx in sli for awhile and with everything at stock (including my cpu), I was just over 14K. (This is with XP of course).

There really isn't a point in trying to get extreme scores with your current os until the vista driver set has matured.
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Vista is a serious dog when it comes to benches. I had 8800gtx in sli for awhile and with everything at stock (including my cpu), I was just over 14K. (This is with XP of course).

There really isn't a point in trying to get extreme scores with your current os until the vista driver set has matured.
As some have suggested earlier, I might just get XP and a "benching" harddrive...

By the way Robilar, I had to go to a OCZ 1010w. Even the 850w was not enough to power Ultras in SLI + QX6700 (the rig would shut down on load.) I bet the piddly 700w would not even power up the system.
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Thats in line with the advice I (and a few other members) gave you. With that kind of setup you need a decent psu
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As some have suggested earlier, I might just get XP and a "benching" harddrive...

By the way Robilar, I had to go to a OCZ 1010w. Even the 850w was not enough to power Ultras in SLI + QX6700 (the rig would shut down on load.) I bet the piddly 700w would not even power up the system.
You do realise Ultras actually draw less power than GTX's.
post #118 of 143
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You do realise Ultras actually draw less power than GTX's.
Yes. However, my system was definitely unstable under the 850w.

Does the QX6700 draw more power than e6600?
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post #119 of 143
heres maybe a new idea, im too lazy to read every page.

firstly, nice setup congrats on picking the hardware =]
right, to the serious stuff.
i know two people running SLI in vista, and one is running 64 bit version, and the 64 bit version seems to score around 5-700 points more, it changes every time, im still working on that, (i built them) and thats on standard Leadtech 88k GTS 640mb and they run in the 12-13K points range, also, try using a different SLI bridge, helps the transfer and stability. =]

Kind Regards.

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i noticed your that your agp <-(= PciXpress) rate is 16x/N/A check the PciXpress slots if they both are running @ 16x

look for a option in CMOS setup to manually put your PciXpress slots to 16x or (if not 2x PciXpress16x supported) to 8x...
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