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Not sure what else to change. Tweaking bios or driver's maybe. I just know seeing 4 sticks of DDR on your mobo wasn't right.
Is it necessary to go update my bios? Do they generally improve performance/stability?
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post #12 of 22
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Is it necessary to go update my bios? Do they generally improve performance/stability?
Thats depends. You have to check the bios history updates to see what the notes say.
     
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His CPU is overclocked and your isn't. I'm no expert, but wouldn't that increase his score? The i7 920, 930 and 950 are no different apart from base multipliers right? Clock for clock they are the same. So his OC gives a higher score.
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His CPU is overclocked and your isn't. I'm no expert, but wouldn't that increase his score? The i7 920, 930 and 950 are no different apart from base multipliers right? Clock for clock they are the same. So his OC gives a higher score.
well my OP was his OC was 3.56 and mine was 3.63. He spanked me.
I did take a RAM stick out and was able to get up to the 7500 range. Still 1000 below his Physics test.

Now check this out, took me an hour to get it stable but

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1085475

AND I still can't get his physic score. It's just mind boggling that I am almost at 4.2ghz and his 3.53ghz is beating mine. I know it isn't really a big deal but its leaving me to believe that something is wrong with my 950 or his 920 is the Golden Egg.
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post #15 of 22
3DMark 11 Physics score seems to be very much memory speed dependant. I can actually get a higher score at 3.9 GHz with memories running faster (186 * 21, memory at 1866 MHz) than at 4.2 GHz with slower memory settings ( 200 * 21, memory at 1600 MHz). Maybe your friend has a good memory kit.

3.9 GHz results : http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1086444;jses...aAHWuBUKtPUNJk

4.2 GHz results : http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1086378?show...EEvkfvJ8SXhZAS
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The RAM speed and it's timings might be different.


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3DMark 11 Physics score seems to be very much memory speed dependant. I can actually get a higher score at 3.9 GHz with memories running faster (186 * 21, memory at 1866 MHz) than at 4.2 GHz with slower memory settings ( 200 * 21, memory at 1600 MHz). Maybe your friend has a good memory kit.

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We have the same mobo, how are you able to run your ram at 1866Mhz?
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We have the same mobo, how are you able to run your ram at 1866Mhz?
It's very easy if you a have memory kit that can run at that speed, I for example use this kit : http://oc.adata.com.tw/1_product_det...X3U1866PB8-DP2. For normal 24/7 usage I run that kit at 1600 MHz.
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It's very easy if you a have memory kit that can run at that speed, I for example use this kit : http://oc.adata.com.tw/1_product_det...X3U1866PB8-DP2. For normal 24/7 usage I run that kit at 1600 MHz.
Hmm I have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

I have no knowledge about OC'ing RAM though. Will have to do some research.
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Hmm I have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

I have no knowledge about OC'ing RAM though. Will have to do some research.
For your board, this is what you should go for in the 1600 speed range. It's also 1.5V, which is good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-335-_-Product
     
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