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I finally finished my new system, and while I couldn't break the bank, it is the nicest system I've ever had, so I'm pretty happy. I haven't run many tests on it, but did get about 7000 pcpitstop points on there online test, and scored about 12,500 on the 3DMark2006 free test. I haven't done any OC'ing on this yet, but that will come. I'm a little new to it, and will be doing lots of reading before I do so. I went with hardware that has a good record of OC'ing, so I'm hoping it works ok. I'd like to see 3.2, but would be happy with 3.0. This is also my first Vista system, and regardless of what those pc vs. Mac commercials say, this runs pretty damn stable. Are there some good utilities for Vista(I'm using Vista Ultimate 64)like CPU'z, or Everest that will work ok with my OS? Thanks for the help and hope to be posting some better numbers in the near future with some overclocking.


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post #2 of 6
yea go into the downloads section of this site and check out mega_options thread about the OC'ing download pack it has EVERYTHING you will need.

But yea as far as programs go...

CPU-Z
RealTemp for 45nm core temps
CoreTemp for 65nm core temps like yours and for your VID
OCCT
Orthos
All the 3DMarks
SuperPi
Everest Ultimate ( is pretty cool it will put a gadget on your sidebar showing ALOT of info and you can set it to show w/e you want
Memtest 86+
Memset
and many more all at the low low price of 4 easy payments of 39.95 lol
Edited by mjones1052 - 6/6/08 at 7:55pm
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250 gb SAMSUNG HD250HJ x2 RAID 0 Lite-On DVDRW SATA Vista Home Premium x64 Acer X193W+BD 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD 
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Must haves:

Coretemp
Prime95 & Orthos
SuperPI
Rvidia Tuner
CPU-z
GPU-z

I'm sure other people will contribute some too. And I would think that the Q6600 would do 3Ghz without much problem, though I'm not familiar with that cooler.
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Isn't it my luck. Get the thing home, and now some wierd things are happening. I finally got some stuff downloaded that was suggested to me earlier, like cpuz, and so forth. So I get cpuz running, and my multiplier bounces back and forth from 6 to 9. One minute I'm at 2.4ghz, which is normal, and the next I'm at 1600ghz, which is not right. What gives? I went into my Bios and when it is set to failsafe mode, it defaults the mult to 6. When set to optimize for performance, it jumps to 9, giving me my 2.4. But , firing up cpuz is showing mostly a 6 mult, with little jumps to 9 for a second or two. Any ideas?




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That is Intel's "patented" speedstep bull****. What it does is it lowers the multiplier when the computer is idle so it saves on power. It can be disabled in the BIOS by disabling C1E, speedstep, and the other power saving options under CPU config. It is completely safe to disable it wont hurt anything I have all my power saving disabled
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250 gb SAMSUNG HD250HJ x2 RAID 0 Lite-On DVDRW SATA Vista Home Premium x64 Acer X193W+BD 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD 
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250 gb SAMSUNG HD250HJ x2 RAID 0 Lite-On DVDRW SATA Vista Home Premium x64 Acer X193W+BD 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD 
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Originally Posted by mjones1052 View Post
That is Intel's "patented" speedstep bull****. What it does is it lowers the multiplier when the computer is idle so it saves on power. It can be disabled in the BIOS by disabling C1E, speedstep, and the other power saving options under CPU config. It is completely safe to disable it wont hurt anything I have all my power saving disabled
Exactly what he said. Speedstep will mess with your head until you disable it.
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