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Old July 26, 2007, 06:18 PM
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Default asusstriker extreme and quadcore qx6700

Hi, my brother in uk has a asus striker extreme, qx6700, 2*8800GT SLI, WD raptor 150gb, other sata drive~300gb, 1000watt psu and an aegis physed card, 2gb corsair xms 800mhz...hes had problems with temps on the quadcore`47oc+ idle with stock cooler at about 3.3 and his 3dmark06 is about 13500, which i thought was a bit low. Not sure that the case is suitable***standard thing from pc specialist.co.uk*** but i was wondering what sort of 3d mark should he be expecting? and is the asus striker extreme 680i a good board for his setup? Whats a good board for ocing a quadcore. he also bought some 2*2gb mushkin ddr2 ram 800mhz for later overclocks. his qx6700 is about 4months old so i figure it should be good for 4ghz? hope someone can help. cheers..
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Old July 26, 2007, 07:00 PM
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Thats rigs components are all very expensive so I am suprised he is running a stock cooler! TThat would be the first step in any decent oc.

I don't know much about the 680 mobos other than some reading but I would expect he should be able to get at least 3.5 if not 4.

From my reading the nvidia mobos take a lot more work to oc them ,,, a lot more settings to try and are not really very good for a novice unless they read a lot and are patient.

I won't get into a debate over whether 680i's oc better than intel 965's or p35, but the impression that i am left with from general reading is that you are more likely to get a higher oc with an intel chipset. But a lot depends on the mobo, and as always on the specific cpu. And of course on the OC'er. When i got my first quad i researched a lot, and was tempted by the 680i mobos that were a bit too new for my tastes at the time (bios's not mature), and also too pricey for my simple folding needs, so i went for asus and gigabyte intel 965 and 975 mobos. The 965's have turned out to be the better quad oc'ers for me.

qx6700's can put out a lot of heat, and most high oc's i have even seen use water cooling or phase. Very good air cooling can approach water, but the case airflow is very important. If the case ambients are high, air cooling isn't gonna work very well.

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Old July 26, 2007, 07:03 PM
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You are gonna need a GOOD cooler for that baby something like the Tuniq or Zalman 9700. Northbridge and Southbridge cooling will also be necessary as it can get QUITE toast.

Other than that... water cooling is always an option.
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Old July 26, 2007, 07:47 PM
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Default needs some decent cooling then

ill pass that on...hes going the air cooling route with the company who built his rig so hopefully theres something at pcspecialist . i'll see if i can persuade him to get a better case and go watercooling, i think they may switch out the MB for something else....trouble is its a prebuilt computer and pcspecialist wont approve any work unless they do it!!! although they will install components and pay for shipping-you just pay for the bits.. oh well...is 3dmark 13750 or so a bit low? i thought it could go a lot higher...be nice to get that rig fired up properly...cheers
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What version of 3d Mark 05 or o6? O5 will score SUPER high on a high end system but toss O6 at it and it'll show you a better and more realistic score.
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Default it was 3d 06-around 13500

not sure what it should be for that sort of system-but i think the 8800gt, physics card and quadcore should go much higher with some good supporting components...thanks
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not sure what it should be for that sort of system-but i think the 8800gt, physics card and quadcore should go much higher with some good supporting components...thanks
Well like I said find out what version of 3d Mark they are running.

A bare e6600 with 2gb of memory and a 8800 GTX will score roughly 10,000 or so 3d Mark 06 points but will score higher in 3d Mark 05 due to 06 become more intense on the video card than 05.

Physics cards are a waste of $200 and I honestly laugh at anyone who buys the dumb things.

Quadcore isn't going to make a huge difference in gaming or score points due the software/game not coded to use 4 cores so you'll use mostly 1 or 2 out of the 4 resulting in again lower scores.
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Old July 26, 2007, 09:21 PM
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Default my mistake---

its two 8800GTx's not GTs, yes i thought about 10000+ for a decent core2duo...so 13500 seems quite low...hopefully theyll eventually make something that will tax the 4 cores soon---the world record was set by a quadcore but it was up to 5ghz see above thread***if dual core was up to 5ghz would it get the same???, dual cores have been out for 3 years now and not sure if they are being optimised yet... as for the physics card---well is youure running a weather station maybe useful... wait and see what happens with 3dmark07 and future games anyway. seems like hardwares ahead of sofware.
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Physic cards have been out for almost a year now maybe a bit longer and nothing has taken advantage of it because most people don't feel the need for one is that much.

If its 3d Mark 06 then thats a good score because you have to understand you only get a 2-5% increase if that with a SLI setup which is why its highly overrated.
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