Originally Posted by CL3P20
Whats your FSB wall with that celly looking like..? You gonna be benching too, after you nail your 8ghz..?
Your raking in the points with that CPU on hwbot..gotta little more tuning to do for 1024mi though I see..
Awsome work Patch!!
I haven't really done any tuning while trying to get max validation. All the 2D benches have just been done along the way. Once I'm satisfied what the max CPU overclock will be I'll start messing with other settings and even try some 3D benching (though even at 7+ ghz the raw 3D scores probably won't come anywhere close to dual and quad cores).
I've got much better RAM than last time, so I hope to widen the gap on some of those 2D scores.
Originally Posted by motoray
Thats badass. So if you were to get a new cpu pot would it be alot easier to get the temps you want??
I suspect I can get the temps a couple degrees colder with my new pot when it's done. While the medium is different, using LN2 is still somewhat analogous to an air cooler. Increased mass of the pot base will give you more of a heatsink to stabilize temps, but you also need a lot of surface area to facilitate heat transfer.
Designated LN2 pots generally try to have a more massive base with a variety of tricks to increase surface area - such as building up the center with copper posts or drilling partial thickness holes in the base. Not being a liquid, DICE can't get into nooks and crannies to take advantage of a lot of the increased surface area techniques. (the acetone can, but it's still not as effective to have a tube full of acetone that isn't in contact with the DICE).
I came up with my own base design to dramatically increase both mass and surface area and Duniek is trying to fabricate it for me. I don't know if it will even work (there are some difficulties I'm hoping he can find solutions for), but that's a big part of the fun for me.
I love being able to tinker through the skills of people like fstfrddy and Duniek! And it's great to support independent craftsmen whenever you can.