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Postby liljim » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:59 am

I've been talking about upgrading for quite some time and now the majority is done. I have to credit the upgrade to my employer however, this guy purchased the new parts for me as a Christmas bonus this year. I couldnt ask to work for a better man.

so with that said, heres the current specs

Gigabyte M57SLI-S4 motherboard
AMD X2 6000 3GHz 2mb L2
4 GB Mushkin DDR2 800Mhz 2-2GB sticks

Im using my existing 7950GT vid card and X-Fi sound. Only 1 card as of now, looking at series 8 cards to run in sli soon.

Tested on 32 bit XP, will be doing a 64 bit install over the weekend.

Heres the results
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My previous system averaged 4200-4300 so this is quite a substantial gain considering im using the same vid card. Im looking forward to moving into SLI probably after the new year.


Well venney, theres the bar. its up to you to show me if Intel and ATI can raise it :cool:
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Postby venney » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:56 pm

Well, it looks like you beat me lol.... im gonna overclock the cpu soon, so i will do another one.

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if i turn the resolution down, i can get the score up by a fair chunk, but still doesnt beat you. I guess my gpu is letting the system down, cos it looks like i got an alrite cpu score.

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Postby liljim » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:12 pm

thats not a bad score at all and im quite surprised to see the cpu score that high. I think the difference there is the L2 cache, your running 4 meg and im running 2. My video card is the only thing beating you. Drop your res to 1024X768 and see what you get.
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Postby liljim » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:50 am

when you get a chance venney, check into Hellgate:London

I've been on it a couple weeks now and i play until i cant see straight anymore. Its amazingly addictive, very well put together.
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Postby venney » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:16 pm

ok, i ran on the lower resolution, 1024x768 and my score is...
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much better anyway :)

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Postby liljim » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:36 am

Quad Core!!! somehow i missed that before! I though you were on core 2 duo for some reason. Your CPU is screaming but the vid card is holding you back some. If you through another one in though, i couldnt touch you!
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Postby Gecko » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:13 pm

I envy both of you and your high scoring systems.

I ended up giving my oldest daughter my newest system.
She needed it for editing her video news reports for her TV journalist class.
Her old system would chock on just trying to load the video, let a lone edit it or add visual effects.
So far she has gotten all "A"s on her video reports and her teacher has submitted one of her reports for a state scholarship competition.
It will be worth giving up that system if she can win the scholarship competition, first place prize is a $10,000 scholarship for the collage of her choice.

I guess I'll have to start building a new system for me, again.
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Postby venney » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:44 pm

thats nice of you man :)
let us know how how your daughter does, id of liked a scholarship rather than my student debts lol!

if you get a new pc, post your score?

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Postby liljim » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:22 pm

I envy you Gecko, your daughter has a shot at a $10,000 scholarship and you get to build a new machine. I hope she wins it.
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Postby Gecko » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:02 pm

Thank you both, I hope she wins it too.
I am quite proud of her actually, not only is she competing for this scholarship but we were told by a collage recruiter that if she keeps up with her marching band she can earn a full scholarship to USC.

As for a new system for me I know I'll get an Asus motherboard and an AMD processor but it will have to wait until next months disability check.
I went a little overboard on Christmas and then we took our little trip to DC.
We are trying not to touch our savings now that I'm on a fixed income.
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Postby liljim » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:13 pm

Gecko wrote:Thank you both, I hope she wins it too.
I am quite proud of her actually, not only is she competing for this scholarship but we were told by a collage recruiter that if she keeps up with her marching band she can earn a full scholarship to USC.


Awesome, best wishes for her.

Gecko wrote:As for a new system for me I know I'll get an Asus motherboard and an AMD processor but it will have to wait until next months disability check.
I went a little overboard on Christmas and then we took our little trip to DC.
We are trying not to touch our savings now that I'm on a fixed income.

Asus and AMD, cant go wrong there. I find it ironic that AMD based boards mostly have nvidia chipsets and work extremely well with nvidia vid cards because AMD now makes the ATI gpu's. The majority of intel boards are setup for ATI crossfire. I wonder if AMD is going to target a change there somewhere.
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Postby Gecko » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:57 pm

I have to agree with you liljim.

I have a real nice ATI All In Wonder card that will not work with four of my systems that are Asus MBs and AMD.
I have it in a HP system that I got a "deal on" it's Intel and the card works perfectly.

I know that if I put in a high end graphics card in the new system my kids will end up using it for games, it's happened before.
So I will stick with onboard video and it will be mine longer, kids got to love them.
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Postby venney » Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:00 am

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This is my most recent score, thanks to liljim, i have my q6600 running stable at 3.0GHz. Im gonna try and go some more, just not today, overclocking is very boring.

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Postby liljim » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:25 am

your cpu score went from 3775 to 4511, thats impressive. Your just stomping all over my 2357. Awesome machine man :) Im looking into vid cards, hoping to have a 8800 before long.
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Postby venney » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:45 am

im looking into a part time job, then im looking into a new gpu 2 :D
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