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CPU speed rules all. Every little bit helps. Also, you realize that stock voltage on those ballistix is 2.2v and not 1.8v. It may be stable, but I would definitely run a memtest for 3 or more passes at that voltage to be sure.

You can go a bit more on the load temps. I would say 60C or less is fine.

I also agree that 3dmark is bunk. I went from 13184 to 16160 going from an E2140 @ 3.5 to a Q6600 @ 3.6. That is an amazing jump for a CPU alone. I know the Q is a bit better due to cache, but I don't tyhink i was bottlenecking my GFX card that much with the E2140.

I say try the 174.70 (or was it 170.70, lol) and see if you have any change. Also, try it with the CPU clocked up some more and see if it starts to go up.
Yeah, I know it's 2.2v, but I figured, if it wasn't needed, why add it, you know.

So you think I should run 3GHz or more and try it?
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yea, get upto about 3.5ghz and you will crack 14k mate.

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Yeah, I know it's 2.2v, but I figured, if it wasn't needed, why add it, you know.

So you think I should run 3GHz or more and try it?
I agree that if it isn't needed, thats fine, but have you actually run memtest with that voltage and those settings? It may very well be OK, but I would want to know.

I think if you compared the scores at 2.8 vs 3.0 vs 3.2 you would be able to tell if it is indeed the CPU that is limiting the score. In the end, as long as it plays the games ate the settings you want, thats fine. Remember that it is only a synthetic benchmark and doesn't correlate to real world performance (well, directly anyways)
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I agree that if it isn't needed, thats fine, but have you actually run memtest with that voltage and those settings? It may very well be OK, but I would want to know.

I think if you compared the scores at 2.8 vs 3.0 vs 3.2 you would be able to tell if it is indeed the CPU that is limiting the score. In the end, as long as it plays the games ate the settings you want, thats fine. Remember that it is only a synthetic benchmark and doesn't correlate to real world performance (well, directly anyways)
I've had it at that voltage for about 2 months now, played games, benched, Orthos... ect. Fine

It plays the games, great! I was just expecting a bigger score, you know! I may try 3GHz or higher and see if it makes a difference... also, what drivers do you think?
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post #15 of 21
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Any body else think that the score is low, or is it acceptable?
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Looks normal to me. I'd expect low-mid 13K fully OC'd.
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post #17 of 21
its very CPU dependant i got 15933 on my CPU with one and that was really pushing it. tried for 16K but it wasnt happining lol.
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I just tried it with the 169.25 drivers and got only; 11,238.

EDIT: What do you think are the best drivers for gaming / 3D Mark?
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post #20 of 21
11:500.....m8...that sound right...seriosly...as soon as u hit 11k in 3d mark , ur cpu makes a huge difference....

with my previos setup , I had a c2d # 2.4ghz , with my card maxed out (G80 8800GTS) , i would get 9k , got a Quad core , @ 3.2ghz I would get 12k........thats a big difference...
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