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Winning the bet (wolfdale+commando)

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A few days ago i was at school cursing the pc in front of me. the random guy next to me quickly joined in, and after we found a common enemy, we got to talk

 

it turned out he was an AMD fanboy. when i mentioned i was using an Intel cpu he considered killing me, but we ended up discussing the cpu's. eventually we came to the part OC. i said the intels would go higher then the AMD's. he said the AMD's would kick my butt....after a lot of yes and no stuff we did the only thing real man do....we drew knifes.

 

after we had finished our apples and continued our discussion some teacher walked up to us. he is one of the ICT teachers and he suggested a bet if we both dared. ofcourse we accepted

 

the bet

the highest clock wins

cooling must be air

must be 8 hours orthos stable

when a component dies you lost.

 

Ill use:

Asus commando

Intel E8400 Wolfdale

and for the rest, see my sig

 

He'll use:

Asus Crosshair

AMD Athlon 64 x2 6400+ Black edition

2GB Team Xtream pc-6400

 

The stakes:

We both bought a new cpu for this. the looser pays the cpu of the other.

every 10mhz above the other costs 1 euro.

 

Screenshots have to be send to the teacher who made some kinda funny agreement we both signed. they are almost the same rules as here. CPu-Z on tab 1, 3 and 4. orthos with at least 8 hours on the clock, and 3dmark score (06 version. we both had a full copy of this).

We also agreed on we both can ask for help anywhere i want, including here, so that means ill win anyway :)

tomorrow ill install the wolfdale and start the challenge! any help is appreciated

 

note: the challenge will run till 1st of may

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I was at BlueAqua's house last week and we used a little LN2 with the E8400 on a Commando.

Geez was I impressed with that board.

Congratulations on the win :D

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Day 1:

i got the mobo out, removed the cooler, and the conroe. put the wolfdale in, cooler on, and build the entire system again. took me just under 2 hours total. hit the power button and it hangs on cpu init......

 

1 hour later

 

cpu init :sad:

 

1 hour later

 

cpu init :mad:

 

1hour later

 

bios update......stupid......

 

1 hour later

 

im getting the hang of this. replaced the wolfdale with my old conroe, checked the web. updated to bios 1604. 1605 is out but i read several people running into trouble with it combining with a wolfdale.

 

1 hour later

 

1st boot with wolfdale. works like a charm now. 1st problem did turn up though. the 965 chipset doesnt support a 1333mhz fsb. it can handle it in OC mode, no problem. however, with the ram timings i cant run on stock speed any way id like. either they go at 6xx mhz, or 830. and my kingston are terrible clockers. this also means that i dont have much headroom. the highest these modules ever got was 823mhz, after that they wouldnt go up. so i cant increase the fsb as much as id want or hoped too. if this really becomes a problem ill have to get different ram's. or maybe use the 1GB ocz gold i got. they clock better....too bad its just 1gb

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i just got a mail. my enemy has pushed his 6400 x2 to a stunning 3.4ghz!

im still setting up my stacker, cleaning coolers and stuff. doubt if i should be scared though :)

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On the right motherboard the E8400 will do 4.0ghz easily. This shouldn't even be a competition!

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Repr, you can't lose, can you?

Original idea though on the bet, just that it's a bit one-sided, kind of like beating on your little brother.

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got bored and set it to 3.6 ghz. so far np. ill start for real when i remove the system from the Thermaltake armor its in now and goes back to the Stacker :). considering it doesnt even hit 50 without any real cooling other then the zalman im guessing this is gonna be fun :)

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just run the ram on a divider if need be...no issue I am sure...and in a CPU speed war who cares...lol

 

I am sure you can reach higher..;)

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this is gonna be hard. my enemy has just reached 3.65 ghz. he said he doubts he can go higher, but i got a problem there

 

no matter what i can think off, my ram just wont pass the 800mhz, which sets me stuck at 3.6ghz. ive increased voltages, loosened the timings, i just cant get it to be stable for more then 4 seconds at anything above 800.

 

im starting to hate this ram

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run it on a lower divider...as stated in the CPU speed wars who cares what speed the ram is running....

 

If Intel is anything like AMD on dividers you aint gonna lose much is any performance at all running it slower than stock...but just to get the speeds faster just dump the ram speed...lol ;)

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