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Originally Posted by blitz6804 View Post
To answer your question BlackOmega, DDR-400, 3-3-3-8-2T-11. (tRFC is not listed by CPU-Z, but should be between 13 and 15; RAM voltage is also not listed by CPU-Z for some strange reason... maybe we should talk to the developer to add that for 1.53?)
That's not a bad idea.


A little update on my situation, I decided to run some other benchmarks. I used Lost Planet: Extreme Condition because it has a built in "performance test". Well it ran smoothly, well as smooth as it can using 1 gpu with the settings cranked to the max. So I decided that perhaps FC2's game file became corrupted somehow (I'm thinking that's what happened to 3DM06 as well), and reinstalled the game. I just re-ran FC2's benchmark with 1 GPU and it seems to have smoothed out.
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Hey guys, can I play too? Here is a shot of what I was able to do w/ my rig before joining the OCN community. All I did was push the FSB a bit. I am pretty new to this and learning lots already.

I am hoping to post a record of Frankenputer's progression towards something near the 3.0 mark.
Twowheelmotion, welcome to the club. I added you to the roster with the above overclock. Sounds like the rest of the team here has provided you with some good suggestions/question. One thing though I would most certainly consider (as BlackOmega mentioned) is to pick up a new cooler. Those idle and load temperatures are pretty darn high. Have you tried remounting the cooler? Are you using the stock thermal pad or did you apply your own thermal compound and if so how much did you apply?

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Well it ran smoothly, well as smooth as it can using 1 gpu with the settings cranked to the max. So I decided that perhaps FC2's game file became corrupted somehow (I'm thinking that's what happened to 3DM06 as well), and reinstalled the game. I just re-ran FC2's benchmark with 1 GPU and it seems to have smoothed out.
BlackOmega, well that is interesting after reinstalling the game. Did you try again in 3DMark06? Did you try out Blitz's suggestion in regards to defraging the drives? What about running some tests on your array?

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For those of you who own 3DMark06, 3DMark Vantage, or some other Futuremark benchmarking software: you likely already got an email, but they are offering a 25% discount for people who own a product of theirs if you preorder it. I just preordered mine now for $15 (at the 25% discount) but it would be nice to have some people to play with on launch day. It is a Steam direct download. Go to Shattered Horizon's webpage, and you will see a purchase link. Click the one that says "Benchmarkers."
     
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blitz are you saying that owners of 06 & vantage can get a 25% discount on there games?

Shoot I have the Vantage key that I would happily trade any one for a 3dmark06 key.

DL BF2 Patch 1.5 atm. I want this install to go flawless this time and just incase it don't I'm saving all my game update patches in one directory so I can easily copy them to prevent the tediouse task of having to figure what games need what patches/updates and where to find the down loads. Oh I should prolly keep copies of my User names and passwords on a notepad in paper form so I don't loose my stats online w/ea games ever again.
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According to the email, yes, legitimate owners of a Futuremark 3DMark benchmark can type in their product key and get a 25% discount on a pre-order of Shattered Horizon.
     
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N2Gaming, check out "Project Reality". It's a pretty good mod foo BF2.
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thanks blitz & thlnk3r.

I still have to get the game all patched up before I think about any mod packs. It looks as if I'll have to install patch 1.41 before I patch up to 1.5.

EA's sight says 1.5 is just over 2GB in size but the file I'm DL from Filefront is 1.92GB, so I hope I'm getting the right patch. I also saw a seperate hotfix 1.5 patch On fileplanet.

The good news, I did not know was EA is giving us the Euro/American booster Packs for free w/patch 1.5 as of september this year. Will be nice to finally play them once and for all.
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My node's been down for a day and a half, just got back up.

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So I decided that perhaps FC2's game file became corrupted somehow (I'm thinking that's what happened to 3DM06 as well), and reinstalled the game. I just re-ran FC2's benchmark with 1 GPU and it seems to have smoothed out.
OK BO, I'm confused. You said it ran smooth until you bumped your OC and when you dropped your OC it smoothed out. But now you re-installed the game it runs smooth with the same OC?
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BlackOmega, well that is interesting after reinstalling the game. Did you try again in 3DMark06? Did you try out Blitz's suggestion in regards to defraging the drives? What about running some tests on your array?

Good luck
I uninstalled 3DM06 earlier and re-downloaded it. I haven't de-fragging yet because the files weren't fragmented (I defragged after most of my game installs).
I did run a bunch of tests on the array last night and couldn't find anything wrong with it. I used HD tune and did all of the benchmarks and error checking and it came back perfect.
I also ran HD tach and nothing looked out of the ordinary there either.
Then I ran the S&M HDD test and I let 2 of them run through with no issues either.

I'm thinking what happened was the game file became corrupted with a failed OC as that is one of the benchmarks I run to stability test.

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OK BO, I'm confused. You said it ran smooth until you bumped your OC and when you dropped your OC it smoothed out. But now you re-installed the game it runs smooth with the same OC?
Ok here's the chronological events.
Initially FC2 and its benchmark ran smoothly at stock settings. Then I messed around with some OCing and got it to 3500MHz. Ran the benchmark and noticed it wasn't running smoothly but other than thinking it's a little strange I paid no more mind to it. Then I went as far as 3700MHz and noticed that skipping in 3dm06, ran FC2 bench and noticed it there too. So I turned everything down a little to 3600MHz, 2700NB, 7-7-7-20 timings. I ran 3dm06 the skipping is still there. All of this is using 1 GPU by the way. So I installed my 2nd GPU and ran it again it seemed to smoother with 2 gpu's . I run the FC2 BM and notice it has a similar skipping every second.
So with both GPU's installed I set everything back to stock and the skipping is still there. I did a bunch of HDD testing as suggested but everything seems OK in that regard.

So then I looked around some of my other games that have built in benchmarks to see if they skip as well. They don't, so I said the hell with it and re-installed FC2. It seems to have smoothed out. So earlier I uninstalled 3DM06 and am going to re-install it later after the kiddies go to bed.
If it still doesn't work the way I want it to, I might just complete re-install of the OS, and in the process short stroke my drives.

So basically that's what happened.


EDIT: So I re-installed 3Dm06 and all is well, no skipping stuttering or anything.
Edited by BlackOmega - 11/2/09 at 5:22pm
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I'VE FIGURED OUT WHAT WAS CAUSING THE SKIPPING!

Background processes. After I re-installed 3dm06 yesterday and ran it at stock and found no skipping I decided to see if it would do it when OC'd and it did. So I decided to shut down any unnecessary processes including Everest and some others like Java, SpoolSV, etc. and re-ran 3dm06. Lo and behold, no skipping when overclocked.

So then I decided to get it back to 3600MHz and see if it was actually stable. And here's my result. 3600MHz at .04v less than before. (Although that might change when I start cranking up the NB/IMC).


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