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Iggy's Athlon Xp From Hell

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WoW, i mean wow. that rig must really be good, especially for a socket a to pull off a 8k-ish socre in 05? good job on that, and i wonder if you have time for a phase change run in the future hehe. i think you may be able to just push it even more, congrats :D and as for those headphones, they beat mines, im using some cheapo $20 philips since i got tired of using my ipod headphones for gaming and a bs microphone for TS and vent. :P

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if you push it, just make sure not to fry that! Would be a decent death for an OC wonder A-XP, but that thing has gotta be the best A-XP rig I have ever seen!

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Quick update, the chip is quite happy at 12.5x200 with 1.65v, although after that it seems to hit a substantial voltage wall. 13.5x200 is roughly stable with 1.9v, and I don't feel comfortable pushing any more voltage into the chip for 24/7 operation. The video card has issues in WoW with any significant overclocking, although Oblivion and ATITool both appear to be artifact free at 500 Mhz Core and 1400 Mhz memory. If I have time I may buckle down and do the vgpu and vdd mods for the 7800GS+, since it seems to be experiencing issues similar to other G71 based cards I've worked with (artifacting at stock speeds/insufficient vcore). Crucial was out of stock on the tracers, so I'm still waiting for some good ram before I can start increasing the fsb beyond 200. I did get to play around with a 2x512 Mb UTT Ballistix kit this weekend for about half and hour, and I was able to boot into windows at a 260 MHz fsb. Granted I won't experience the same sort of luck with a 2x1 Gb kit on NF2, but at least I know that the motherboard is capable of a high FSB without mods.

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Ballistix arrived, current status:

 

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I think I can safely say that this system is one of the top ten fastest Socket A machines ever built.

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while it's a decent overclock, it's probably not one of the top ten...

 

here are eight that are faster:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=59753

 

i think Fueler has his axp rig up near 3ghz, so that's 9 ... i've seen quite a few axp's at 2.6-2.7 on water...

 

keep pushin it! :D

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I was thinking more along the lines of graphical performance rather than raw CPU speed---there are other AXP's which have surpassed this build in MHz, but none would survive Quake 4 on ultra quality or Oblivion at high(er) details.

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I was thinking more along the lines of graphical performance rather than raw CPU speed---there are other AXP's which have surpassed this build in MHz, but none would survive Quake 4 on ultra quality or Oblivion at high(er) details.

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Nice, where'd you get all the stuff? I'm glad somebody is embracing some older hardware. I know very well firsthand how difficult it can be on old hardware and I'm glad somebody is able to make something VERY useful out of it.

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