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post #24931 of 28692
I've posted more info in the comp thread.
Might be starting this one sooner than expected since I may have a personal issue or two that could interfere with it if I wait too long.

Here's the link once again so you don't have to go hunting for it.
http://www.classicplatforms.com/foru...p=94151#p94151

ADDITIONAL:
I have a starting date now guys.
Edited by Kryton - 9/4/11 at 12:00am
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Man those rules are harsh... 230mhz RAM, 2800mhz CPU...

EDIT: I got a new board on the way tho, and a couple un-used CPUs that would like a chance tho...
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Man those rules are harsh... 230mhz RAM, 2800mhz CPU...

EDIT: I got a new board on the way tho, and a couple un-used CPUs that would like a chance tho...
I want it to be more of a test of your tweaking skills than an all out MHz war.

Understand this hasn't been finalized yet.
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Didnt say I didnt like it... I might make an appearance.
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I might have my dad bring my GSkill HZs out when he comes to visit...
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post #24936 of 28692
Good deal Swish.
Nate, you're more than welcome to join in too if you'd like.
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Didnt say I didnt like it... I might make an appearance.
You'll be there.
Long time no see Swish.
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I might do something. I gotta actually get my hand son this new board from the Swap Meet. Its a DFI Infinity Ultra, comes with a single core 4000+. Busted NB fan, but easy fix. Un-tested in 4 years I guess, but worked when pulled. So, we'll have to see whats up there.

The only other 939 board I have is my ASUS A8N-E, vmodded for up to 1.8vCore, but I think its seen better days. FSB doesn't like more then 210 anymore. I remember being 238 stable at one time, LOL

What would be best setup for the contest? Single core? Dual core? I'm not TOO familiar with contest bench's, so IDK what would be best. Just a generic single core, or a badass dual core? I got a 3200+, 3700+, FX-55, the 4000+ I hope, an opty 180 with a busted second core, so if the BIOS can be flashed to one that only recognizes single core chips, it'll work. Yes, seriously. I can boot my 180 as a single core if the bios on a 939 board is old enough to only recognize single core CPU's... w00t!!!

Man, I can yap...
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Originally Posted by Kryton View Post
I've posted more info in the comp thread.
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Strange rules. I still have alot of old screenshots lol.

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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
Strange rules. I still have alot of old screenshots lol.

Yes it's strange yet still benchable. I wanted this to be a test of one's tweaking skills with certain handicaps in place to make it not as easy to do as it would normally be.
I recently competed in a comp similar to this and although I didn't do well at first, I learned alot from having to tweak my way up the rankings and came out rather well in the end AND learned a few things about tweaking my system for better results.

That's the idea here, it's more of a tweak your way to the top spot then simply cranking up the MHz to get there - I will admit however that even with the caps, WPrime is still more or less all about raw MHz, some of the top runs you'll see have rather low RAM speeds in MHz so the 230MHz RAM speed cap shouldn't be much of a hinderance at all.

Of course if you guys really want a bench you can let 'er rip with, I can do that too.

@ Swish - I'd go with a really good single core for this one or if you can find one, a good Dual core but know I've limited the threads ran in the WPrime run so either chip type can compete vs each other. Some folks only have single core chips onhand and others have dual core chips, this is why I had to set that in place.
Obviously a Dual core will rip a single core a new one in WPrime, hence the thread cap.
Edited by Kryton - 9/5/11 at 10:27am
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