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Old January 4, 2010, 04:43 PM
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Default Back in the game after a 3 year break...

After a fair bit of difficulty my computer is mostly up and running again.

Intel E8400 (3.0) w/ Ultra 120 Ext, Noctua NFP12
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P (Finally a replacement for the haunted Asus)
Mushkin HP2-5300 2X1GB (667=4-4-4-10,
EVGA 9800GTX+ single 6 pin (Currently Replaced by my old MSI 7800GT (Fanless AC Cooler)
Samsung SyncMaster 225BW (22" Widescrneen - 5MS)
Western Digital 74GB Raptor X 2 (Raid 0)
Storage 750GB - SATA 2 - 7200.10
Apex 600W PSU
Audigy 4 Pro with a stereo worthy of it!

I installed a test copy of 64 bit Windows 7. I wanted to try it, but I was STILL waiting for the new mobo. I have only used vista about a half dozen times. I installed this on my Raptors. It is split into 2 - 39GB Raid 0 drives. I'm thinking dual boot.

The CPU is currently running @ 4.4ghz on an Ultra 120 Extreme with a Noctua Fan. Stock is 3.0 for the E8400 (E0 Stepping). I used some Diamond thermal paste after a 2 part cleaner. Voltage is @ 1.4 for current tuning. Load has not passed 72c. I am running some Prime95 64bit for stress testing. Can anyone recomend other stress test programs?

The Ram stock speed is 667-4-4-4-10. The ram is extrmely "Snappy and Responsive". The ram is now running @ 978mhz 6-6-6-25 (Still lots of tuning to be done) I have used memtest+ 4.0 with no errors ran for approx an hour. Any software recommendations for ram stress testing?

IS my new mobo making this "too easy"?


I've been at this for about 12 hours now.
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Old January 4, 2010, 05:33 PM
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I'm using IntelBurnTest along with Prime 95 for stress testing. I'm on a different platform than you, but I found it will show unstability sooner than Prime saving time. However I went back with Prime 95 and had reboots after it completed IntelBurnTest with max memory and recommended number of runs, so I recommend starting with it then Prime 95 to finish.

LinX is another one; it performs Linpack as well, the same test as IntelBurnTest.
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Old January 8, 2010, 08:12 PM
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I used to be a big Prime guy I worked on a 4.2 oc To find a very stable setting . I Used IBT it was much faster at showing me errors once I could pass IBT 10 times .I ran OCCT then I ran Prime .
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After this went I pretty much just use memtest + IBT + OCCT + prime for 10 ish hours I like my oc stable .
But I start high and work down save me time because of the amout of testing I do .
E8400 E0 4275 (66 hours orthos stable) @ 1.38v 50deg load /Xfx 780i / 4 GIGz Balistix 6400 / Corsair 620hx / 8800gt @ 740/1800/1000 / Water Cooling
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Old January 8, 2010, 08:24 PM
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IBT/LinX (same thing at the core) > all. An hour of IBT is rock solid stability.
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