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Please oh please don't use Tiny XP!

You should probably use some dielectric grease in the DIMMs. I kinda don't want to though lol


If you use grease, you might as well just use that instead of eraser then.
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post #342 of 1432
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
Please oh please don't use Tiny XP!

You should probably use some dielectric grease in the DIMMs. I kinda don't want to though lol


If you use grease, you might as well just use that instead of eraser then.
Why not?? What will be better for this competition?


Meh, I'm not lookin to grease up this board. When I get a dedicated bench setup I won't care. I'll just stick some high CFM fans on the ram
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post #343 of 1432
Tiny XP is terrible for Pi. W7 in diagnostic mode will be much better, but a stripped and trimmed XP (outside of the tinys) would be your best bet.

Diagnostic 7:



My personal XP:



You could expect tiny XP to be much closer to ~8m 25s.
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post #344 of 1432
Win 7 safe mode (w/Pi on an SSD) vs stripped Win XP on a small HDD... I'm assuming 7 would win?
post #345 of 1432
Dunno. HDD size doesn't matter. I have all of my benching OSes on an 80GB Seagate Barracuda.

SDD will knock about 1-3 seconds off with the same settings... A good XP over W7 will remove 5-10 seconds.
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post #346 of 1432
Perhaps I can just put XP on my HDD, and run Pi off the SSD (as recognized by Windows XP - will it recognize it correctly anyway?) - or is it more complicated than that?

I would rather not mess with XP on the SSD since that would be a lot more complicated of an install
post #347 of 1432
It's really not worth using the SSD for superpi because it really shouldn't make a difference. I would worry more about tweaking the OS, because that will make a world of difference.
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post #348 of 1432
I don't use safe mode due to a lack of flexibility and ability to use AMD Overdrive (which I sometimes use to make OC tweaks outside of BIOS for the purpose of benchmarking); I do however use a separate "benchmarking" user on Windows 7 with no startup programs, stripped of drivers, services, and everything else I don't need whatsoever, to run benchmarks. Would XP optimized make a huge difference over that?
post #349 of 1432
Ok guess i uploaded them way to small the first time. THANKS PIZZAMAN for fixing the size.

AMD DDR3

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ll/Superpi.png

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I don't use safe mode due to a lack of flexibility and ability to use AMD Overdrive (which I sometimes use to make OC tweaks outside of BIOS for the purpose of benchmarking); I do however use a separate "benchmarking" user on Windows 7 with no startup programs, stripped of drivers, services, and everything else I don't need whatsoever, to run benchmarks. Would XP optimized make a huge difference over that?
Instead of using safe mode, use Diagnostic and then go to the services tab and uncheck whatever AOD needs to run!
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