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s939 is dead? My 10,000 3DMark06 score says otherwise ;)

post #1 of 48
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That's right, over 10k in 3DMark06 on an s939 system. All Air-cooled no less

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=2598551

How? Let's see here.
Stock: AMD X2 4400+ @ 2.2GHz, Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 640MB @ 500/800
Mine: AMD X2 4400+ @ 2.94GHz, Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 640MB @ 640/990

So I haven't posted in a LONG time, since I've been busy. But that doesn't mean I wasn't cooking up anything new.

Zalman CNPS9500
Thermaltake HR-05-SLI
Thermaltake HR-09U
Arctic Cooling MX-1

I finally got around to getting all my supplies for lapping. From 400 grit all the way up to 2000grit. So last weekend I got down to it.

Here's what I started out with.


And here are the results.




Then I took a look at the new Zalman and sure enough, it wasn't completely flat. So what happened?





Next up, we'll see some mobo pr0n.




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post #2 of 48
Thread Starter 
So I stripped down the mobo, took off everything.


And here's with some lapped goodies attached








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2x Western Digital 74GB Raptors in RAID 0 Plextor PX-716A Windows XP Pro SP3 Samsung SyncMaster 915N 
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Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 ATX Custom Lian-Li PC-61 Logitech MX1000 
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AMD Athlon XP 2200+ Throughbred A Asus A7V333 Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Patriot 512MB PC-2700 
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Seagate Barracuda 120GB TDK CDRW5200B / TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612 Windows XP Home SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 700NF (BEST CRT FTW!) 
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2x Western Digital 74GB Raptors in RAID 0 Plextor PX-716A Windows XP Pro SP3 Samsung SyncMaster 915N 
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post #3 of 48
Thread Starter 
And here is the board fully assembled.



I had a hard time trying to calculate how much space I would need and have left because I knew that the 9500 is pretty big and that my Lian-Li PC61 isn't as wide as normal cases. When I was done, I figured I should have roughly 6-9mm of space inbetween the top of the HSF and the fan mounted on the side panel. Looks like I was right, thank god.


So I fire up SuperPi to see what I get. Not too shabby, eh?


And here's the validated CPU-Z info.





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Seagate Barracuda 120GB TDK CDRW5200B / TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612 Windows XP Home SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 700NF (BEST CRT FTW!) 
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AMD Athlon XP 2200+ Throughbred A Asus A7V333 Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Patriot 512MB PC-2700 
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post #4 of 48
pretty nice congrats
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post #5 of 48
Thread Starter 
Here's what my RAID-0 setup is running at. Keep in mind that the Nforce4 chipset's RAID controller is teh suck. These are 2 74GB Raptors.


I tried to think of a good game that is still relavent and that has a built in benchmark. FEAR seemed to fit the bill. This was run at every possible setting max, 1280x1024 (for my monitor), 4xAA, 16xAF, etc.


So all in all, I had a fun time getting copper shavings all over the place and putting everything back together. It seems to have helped since at full load with ORTHOS the temp never rises past 49 degrees C.

I'm glad to see that a system I built almost 3 years ago that has only had the CPU changed once and the GPU changed once (originally was a FX-55 and GeForce 6800GT) still can give those Conroes a run for their money.

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Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 ATX Custom Lian-Li PC-61 Logitech MX1000 
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AMD Athlon XP 2200+ Throughbred A Asus A7V333 Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Patriot 512MB PC-2700 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 120GB TDK CDRW5200B / TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612 Windows XP Home SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 700NF (BEST CRT FTW!) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Western Digital 74GB Raptors in RAID 0 Plextor PX-716A Windows XP Pro SP3 Samsung SyncMaster 915N 
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AMD Athlon XP 2200+ Throughbred A Asus A7V333 Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Patriot 512MB PC-2700 
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Seagate Barracuda 120GB TDK CDRW5200B / TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612 Windows XP Home SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 700NF (BEST CRT FTW!) 
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post #6 of 48
not bad score
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post #7 of 48
Thread Starter 
I encourage people to leave comments and questions. I'd like to see what people think of a s939 system hitting 10k on 3DMark06.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Western Digital 74GB Raptors in RAID 0 Plextor PX-716A Windows XP Pro SP3 Samsung SyncMaster 915N 
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Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 ATX Custom Lian-Li PC-61 Logitech MX1000 
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AMD Athlon XP 2200+ Throughbred A Asus A7V333 Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Patriot 512MB PC-2700 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 120GB TDK CDRW5200B / TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612 Windows XP Home SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 700NF (BEST CRT FTW!) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Western Digital 74GB Raptors in RAID 0 Plextor PX-716A Windows XP Pro SP3 Samsung SyncMaster 915N 
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Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 ATX Custom Lian-Li PC-61 Logitech MX1000 
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AMD Athlon XP 2200+ Throughbred A Asus A7V333 Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Patriot 512MB PC-2700 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 120GB TDK CDRW5200B / TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612 Windows XP Home SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 700NF (BEST CRT FTW!) 
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post #8 of 48
What were the names of the mobo heatsinks you got there and where did ya pick em up?
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post #9 of 48
Haha 30s SuperPi 1M? I got 21s stock everything. But, I got to give your credit for all of that lapping and time spent on your board and components.
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post #10 of 48
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by YeaBaby View Post
What were the names of the mobo heatsinks you got there and where did ya pick em up?
Which ones? The MOSFET cooler is a Thermalright HR-09U and the Northbridge cooler is a Thermalright HR-05-SLI. I picked them up at Frozencpu.com
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Western Digital 74GB Raptors in RAID 0 Plextor PX-716A Windows XP Pro SP3 Samsung SyncMaster 915N 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 ATX Custom Lian-Li PC-61 Logitech MX1000 
Mouse Pad
None 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon XP 2200+ Throughbred A Asus A7V333 Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Patriot 512MB PC-2700 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 120GB TDK CDRW5200B / TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612 Windows XP Home SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 700NF (BEST CRT FTW!) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Western Digital 74GB Raptors in RAID 0 Plextor PX-716A Windows XP Pro SP3 Samsung SyncMaster 915N 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 ATX Custom Lian-Li PC-61 Logitech MX1000 
Mouse Pad
None 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon XP 2200+ Throughbred A Asus A7V333 Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Patriot 512MB PC-2700 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 120GB TDK CDRW5200B / TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612 Windows XP Home SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 700NF (BEST CRT FTW!) 
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