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P35 Blood Iron + Q6600 + OCZ Platinum XTC

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ok, so i got these puppies in the mail... i'll be updating my post when i get them n start pushing the limits. huh? leave it at default, u say? u sure ur in the right forum, boy? :D

 

so, first question... i searched for blood-iron, and sure enough, nothing's showed up. so does anybody have this board? anybody have this board AND the same RAM? :D

 

question? comments? suggestions?

 

Thx a bunch :)

 

ps: AG, u should put P35 in the drop-down prefix :P

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I just got the DFI 680i, Q6600 G0, and 2x1Gb OCZ Reaper DDR2-1150 a few weeks ago; it's new for me too, quite a bit different than the P4 on the 925X board (a lot more BIOS options :D).

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yup, mine up and running now. (wow, task manager now has FOUR windows!! lol)

 

currently testing at default speed/settings. i changed NOTHING in the BIOS, the thing just booted, and now prime95 is sailing smoothly while im Ghost-ing my old documents and posting in the net...... as usual, OCZ plays nicely with DFI boards ;)

 

it does reports 5-5-5-15 instead of the supposedly 4-4-4-15, but to just detect the DDR-800 and the G0 Q6600 factory-default, thats amazing enough for me. i guess ill start setting stuff on manual tomorrow and see how far i can push.

 

only glitch (which actually a biggie one for me but its expected), my RAID-0 is destroyed, and even if i try to rebuild the RAID with the same settings thro the ICH9 controller, Vista setup still wont recognize the old installation even with the RAID driver that comes with the board - OR downloaded from DFI site - loaded...

HOWEVER, if i just try to boot to it, it does attempt to boot, but im only greeted to a BSOD... oh well.

 

so i reinstall Vista. expected, but annoying nonetheless :D

 

ive yet to try bench-ing the RAID speed in Vista, since im not sure what program to use. HDtach definitely wont work under Vista, but im curious if theres any performance increase/decrease....

 

i'll b back tomorrow with picz :D

 

here's 1 for now...

 

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its 3AM and i gotta work in 6hr, but i just have to post this...

 

my old rig (in signature) posted 9556 3dmark06.... swap the mobo, cpu, RAM, leave evrything behind.... 10741........

 

thats with stock 2.4Ghz and same 8800GTS oc'd......

 

 

insane.........

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its 3AM and i gotta work in 6hr, but i just have to post this...

 

my old rig (in signature) posted 9556 3dmark06.... swap the mobo, cpu, RAM, leave evrything behind.... 10741........

 

thats with stock 2.4Ghz and same 8800GTS oc'd......

 

 

insane.........

 

Hi Redbeaver

 

Its the quad adding a larger CPU score to the overall 3DMARK06 total score.

 

Compare your dual core & quad core 3DMARK06 scores & you will see the quad nearly doubles the dual core's CPU score.

 

Nice rig btw

 

CN :)

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Hi Redbeaver

 

Its the quad adding a larger CPU score to the overall 3DMARK06 total score.

 

Compare your dual core & quad core 3DMARK06 scores & you will see the quad nearly doubles the dual core's CPU score.

 

Nice rig btw

 

CN :)

 

thx :D

 

yeah i kno it'll boost the cpu score, but jeez... 1,000 points MORE on 500mhz LESS?? :D

 

u have a nice rig too ;) wicked oc btw... now the gloves is off :P

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Keep going Red! Are you using water for that Q6600? From what I've read, you may get her up 3600 with about 1.45 V. The SLACR GO's can really clock well on just air cooling. I'm waiting for the x38 boards to finish coming out before I jump on this bandwagon. You are correct about the RAM, the DFI P35 boards do very well with OCZ. OCZ Flex 9200 performs exceptionally on the P35 boards with the quad.

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tough going higher :/

 

even Prime failed after 4hrs n i had to bump the voltage again... its +150mv (1.2+.150=1.35 supposedly) in BIOS, SmartGuardian detected 1.34, but its "drooping" (i learned so much about Core2Duo stuff last few days lol) to 1.296 under load for ~10min. Max load voltage is hitting the big 60 when Prime doing some hard number crunching (testing on 8k always make the temp higher for me), when on average is about 57..... idle at 35~37.

 

this is actually a little too hot for my liking :(

 

i use zalman 9700NT btw. just air-cooling. SG is great for controlling the temp, too bad i cant control the chipset fan speed??

 

 

funny thing is, to reach 3.2Ghz (400x8) i just use +100mv (~1.29V load 1.26-1.28) and its perfectly stable, max temp is roughly ~51-53. which is much better. is 200Mhz worth the extra ~10degree? i dont wanna fry this puppy... but i still need to "burn off" the ArcticSilver a little more. hopefully it'll drop a degree or two...

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Praz brought up a good point in another thread, and I considered it even before he posted - you'll never come close to loading all four cores like Prime will. That said, I STILL think for OCDB certification it needs 8+ hours or hard loading, but in real-life sort of situations...I dunno, it's getting blurry.

 

Edit:

 

Oh, and you don't need the extra 200mhz.

 

Unless little Beaver was smaller than I thought. Which I never thought I'd ever have to type...ever. :D

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