AMD Virtual Overclocking Competition

Details

 Overclock3D host UK leg of Virtual Overclocking Event
 
AMD Phenom II Dragon Expert KitAMD were kind enough to ask us if we would like to hold the UK leg of their virtual overclocking event. Obviously we accepted and then had to choose 5 forum members that we thought would be able to overclock the systems to the absolute maximum. Each contestant was sent a large box like the one on the right, crammed full of hardware, just waiting to be overclocked. Inside the box was:
 
  • AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE processor (3.0GHz with unlocked multiplier)
  • ASUS M4A79 Deluxe (Socket AM3 motherboard)
  • ASUS HD4870x2 2GB GDDR5
  • 4GB (2x2GB) OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-9200 (1150MHz)
They were then challenged to get the highest score in Futuremark's popular 3DMark06 benchmark using only the hardware above. There is one drawback though, no extreme cooling allowed, only air cooling! It's going to be a very tough competition and the selected users will need to use every trick in the book to gain every point they can.
 
AMD Phenom II Dragon Kit InsideIt will all be worth it though, as the winner will receive a very, very special prize. It's one of 100. It's an AMD Phenom II TWKR special edition CPU. Incase you've been living in a box for the last few weeks and don't know what I'm talking about, then the TWKR is a limited edition CPU handed out to overclockers around the world to show the true capabilities of the Phenom II technology and demonstrate what overclocking can achieve.
 
Each member's final result has to be in by the 15th of August, which is just over a week away! To give you an idea of just how close this competition will be, one member has a score of 22591, whilst another has a score of 22489, that's a tiny difference of 102! These points can be gained by just a few more MHz on the CPU or a slightly higher overclock on the GPU, but most of the systems are already at their limits!
 
For more information and to find out who the lucky 5 members were, head over to the Forums.    
 
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16-07-2009, 03:53:46

JN
AMD’s Virtual Overclocking Event hosted by Overclock3D



A few weeks back AMD contacted us and asked if we would be willing to be the host of their UK Virtual Overclocking Event. Naturally we were honoured and accepted their invitation.

Our first task as event holders was to pick a total of 5 people from the Overclock3D forums that we believed would be capable of overclocking AMD based systems to extreme levels . The decision was an extremely tough one, but in the end we put forward the following people:

Ham

BustaH

tinytomlogan

Jabski

Pyr0

Each of these entrants has received (or shortly will be receiving) the following test systems to benchmark with:

• AMD Phenom II X4 940 CPU

• Asus Mainboard with 790 chipset

• Asus Radeon HD 4870X2 GPU

• OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-9200 4GB

The entrant who manages to achieve the highest result in 3DMark06 (stock settings) using the hardware above along with nothing more than AIR COOLING (200CFM Delta’s here we come!) will be announced as the winner on the 16th August @ 12pm and will receive a super-special limited edition Phenom II Black Edition TWKR for their efforts.

This thread will serve as a communal place for all entrants to share their overclocking progress with the community. Regular updates with photo’s, screenshots and video’s is a must, and we’re relying on the rest of you guys to cheer our entrants on

Let the games begin….Quote

16-07-2009, 04:35:01

Pyr0
Before anything else, I just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to OC3D and AMD for letting me participate in this event.

Although I'm using a 4870X2 in my main rig, I've been away from AMD systems for a while... so may be playing catchup with the others as I try to learn to overclock again lol (any tips or advice welcomed). But you can be sure I'll be trying my best.

Took a couple of rly quick snaps (was very eager to begin playing ) before starting the abuse:

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/9...dragon1.th.jpg http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3...dragon2.th.jpg http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2...dragon3.th.jpg http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6...dragon4.th.jpg http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/3...dragon5.th.jpg http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/2...dragon6.th.jpg http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2...dragon7.th.jpg http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7...dragon8.th.jpg http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8...dragon9.th.jpg http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/84/amddragon10.th.jpg http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4...ragon11.th.jpg

I thought I'd start with a few benchmarks at stock speeds to get a baseline and then see how scores/performance improve as clocks are increased.Quote

16-07-2009, 04:42:14

BustaH
nice one for putting up those pics, I was going to do the same however you have covered it all there, nice set up btw and benchtable

I had a quick play with mine, its an interesting set up and so far I have found it to be very stable to a point.

thanks to oc3d for putting this comp on.

pics of set up:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...1/DSCF2305.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...1/DSCF2306.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...1/DSCF2307.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...1/DSCF2308.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...1/DSCF2309.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...1/DSCF2310.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...1/DSCF2312.jpgQuote

16-07-2009, 04:50:07

Pyr0
Hi Busta

Thanks for the compliment.

Please, post your pics as well, mine are only quick snaps. Could be interesting just to see everyone's setup too

Yeah, my inital thoughts have been, stable, easy to setup, fairly cool running (till I turn up the volts), and easy to overclock

Absolutely loving the unlocked multipliers of the Phenom II 940 . I've never had a CPU with unlocked multis before, so I'm just enjoying the freedom to OC without having to push the FSB yet (and getting mixed up in chipset/bus voltages - so far).Quote

16-07-2009, 04:59:59

Bungral
Good luck to all entrants..... Just gutted I couldn't commit the time to partake!

Do OC3D proud and rack up some serious scores!

TWKR is an amazing prize by the way. I can't help thinking that after AMD have run all their compo's, that a few of these will end up on the Bay sadly

Let battle commence!Quote

16-07-2009, 05:02:23

BustaH
Lol, my set up is the opposite to pc pron, more like the ghetto in the ghetto. I know for one that tinytom would be appalled [bling freak]

I'll get some pics up soon. btw my set up does not like Vantage [cpu tests] Im hoping its going to be ok with 3d06.

btw pyro dont get too good.Quote

16-07-2009, 05:09:36

monkey7
Grats you five And AMD you rock, picking oc3d

*returns to ACAD to work like a maniac on that bench table he had been working on for a while*Quote

16-07-2009, 05:12:46

Pyr0
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BUSTAMOVE'
Lol, my set up is the opposite to pc pron, more like the ghetto in the ghetto. I know for one that tinytom would be appalled [bling freak]
haha, i love ghetto setups, i prefer function over style

plus i don't have much spare cash and i'm a tight arse

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BUSTAMOVE'

I'll get some pics up soon. btw my set up does not like Vantage [cpu tests] Im hoping its going to be ok with 3d06.
i've not encountered any problems with the 3dm vantage tests so far, but maybe i haven't pushed it like you yet *shrug*

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BUSTAMOVE'

btw pyro dont get too good.
haha, i'll try not to :haha:

i should be in bed, i haven't slept yet...Quote

16-07-2009, 05:16:29

PeterStoba
Good luck lads Quote

16-07-2009, 05:29:04

JN

16-07-2009, 05:38:25

Pyr0
Thanks Jim

lol, yeah

wish i had air conditioning here

the asus tri fan 4870X2 is great. a huge improvement over the original stock design.

it's much cooler and a little quieter as well

the old ocz psu i have doesn't have an 8pin pci-e plug tho and only 2x 6pin pci-e, so i'm having to use both of the included adapters and just hope that doesn't affect clocksQuote

16-07-2009, 05:42:47

BustaH
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'
Damn you just exposed my secret weapon.

btw, maybe it would be an idea for someone to put up a sample screen shot of whats required for validation. obviously if its all on air then coretemp or equivelent needs to be open ?

I suggest 3d06 open with score and details window/ cpuz/cpuz mem/cpuz motherboard/gpuz x1 and coretemp open. any other suggestions?Quote

16-07-2009, 05:47:00

Rastalovich
Best of luck to all those involved. Some talented guyz, some great kit (middle of summer *cough* )

Awesome stage from OC3D & AMD.

How about some stock clock screenies, just to whet the appetite (be sure every1's kit is running ok) Quote

16-07-2009, 05:56:00

Pyr0
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BustaH'
btw, maybe it would be an idea for someone to put up a sample screen shot of whats required for validation. obviously if its all on air then coretemp or equivelent needs to be open ?

I suggest 3d06 open with score and details window/ cpuz/cpuz mem/cpuz motherboard/gpuz x1 and coretemp open. any other suggestions?
hmmm, that is a good point

i've been taking screenshots with cpu-z and gpu-z as per hwbot, but only used coretemp when running prime95

if we have to include coretemp in all screenies, i'll have to re-run everything again, lolQuote

16-07-2009, 05:59:00

theelusiveyoda
congrats guys for getting the chance to play with some extreme hardware,

i'am so jealous right now oh well time to see if i can oc my q9450 past my previous best of 4.4ghz, and also congrats to oc3d for the chance to host the event.Quote

16-07-2009, 05:59:15

Mul.
Best of luck all!

Phenom II's are a bag of fun to overclock and unlike most LGA775 rigs I've played with, I've been able to mess around with a larger variety of settings that gave way to some very interesting gains, especially when core clockspeed is not the only factor that'll seal the deal here. If you start to feel as though you're hitting a clockspeed wall upwards of 3.6-3.8GHz, keep scavanging the BIOS as it will go a little further than that! Quote

16-07-2009, 06:07:11

jabski
thanks for the pic pyro. Air cooling here we come :SQuote

16-07-2009, 06:08:03

BustaH
maybe something like this test screen for validation?

missing cpuz motherboard here though.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...61/Capture.jpgQuote

16-07-2009, 06:20:35

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BustaH'

I suggest 3d06 open with score and details window/ cpuz/cpuz mem/cpuz motherboard/gpuz x1 and coretemp open. any other suggestions?
Yep agreed. Although its probably not massively important at this stage (as you've got a month to get your best scores in) the final results will need temperature readings on the screenshots along with full validation of other results.

For the moment though, just have fun getting used to the kit, post some screenies, piccies and vids of your setups and see if you can get any interesting results outside of 3D06 too.

I for one am REALLY interested in how these setups perform.Quote

16-07-2009, 06:23:55

Ducky Spud
Pretty good comp!! Congrats on getting it OC3D and congrats to the guys competeing its a pretty damn impressive prize! haha

you all get to keep the parts youve been sent too? or you have to return those Quote

16-07-2009, 06:59:00

Jeddy
Damn, I would get pwnage temps on this gear up in orkney!

14c ambients ftw!Quote

16-07-2009, 11:36:38

themcman1
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='monkey7'
Grats you five And AMD you rock, picking oc3d

*returns to ACAD to work like a maniac on that bench table he had been working on for a while*
Hurry up please, I want to get that cut ASAP now

Have got to ring up DHL to reschedule delivery for tomorrow though now

*Orders a set of deltas with nice sturdy fan grills, and a couple of triebwerks(?) for good measure*Quote

17-07-2009, 12:47:09

themcman1
Stuff has just arrived...

pics to follow Quote

18-07-2009, 07:55:28

mayhem
Good luck guys hope you beat my E5200 ... ROTFLMAO ..

But seriously best wishes and hope there is some real Close competition here.Quote

19-07-2009, 16:56:30

Pyr0

19-07-2009, 22:58:25

Pyr0

20-07-2009, 03:03:08

JN
Looking good Pyr0

Nice range of benches there Quote

20-07-2009, 05:36:29

Pyr0

20-07-2009, 11:19:58

themcman1
Hmm might have a play now.

Had been playing with the RAM for a little bit yesterday.Quote

20-07-2009, 15:57:58

Pyr0

20-07-2009, 17:04:56

mayhem
god its gonna need some serious over clocking on them PI scores.Quote

21-07-2009, 17:50:25

Mul.
That's right, AMD CPU's tend to perform worse in SuperPi although it is a poor representative of the CPU's overall performance.

Keep going pyr0, it should have a little more in it. Also once you've found that max CPU frequency, knock that CPU frequency right down and crank up the northbridge frequencies. Sheer core frequency won't win the prize! Quote

21-07-2009, 18:21:27

jabski
some great information there thanks pyro. I shall add some results hopefully over the next few daysQuote

21-07-2009, 18:29:35

mayhem
this is rather interesting ive had to re read though a couple time but this all reminds me of of hammering the xp chip and the early duel chips. they were hard to get the right balance of FSB and multiplier and pure Mhz increase...

never once blew a bord but was happy just hitting a 20% to 30% increase stable.

Good luck guys once again any way ... be watching to see the full out come of all of it.Quote

21-07-2009, 18:44:59

Pyr0
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mul.'
Keep going pyr0, it should have a little more in it. Also once you've found that max CPU frequency, knock that CPU frequency right down and crank up the northbridge frequencies. Sheer core frequency won't win the prize!
thanks m8, and coincidentally, that is exactly what i am doing, lol

i just started playing with NB and HT speeds earlier this afternoon before collapsing in bed

i'm still just learning the new system, but it's been fun so far

i'll have some more screens soon, but at the moment i'm kinda recovering from staying up a few nights

i haven't done this kind of thing for ages and it's been a while since any new hardware has interested me enough to keep me up all night lol

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='jabski'
some great information there thanks pyro. I shall add some results hopefully over the next few days
cheers bud, looking forward to seeing what you can get out of it

[Edit]

A few screenies at 3.8

3.8GHz

Super PI 1M & 32M

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/2554/1mpi3800.th.jpg http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2...mpi3800.th.jpg

3DMark 01, 03, 05, 06 & Vantage

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/6...m013800.th.jpg http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/4...m033800.th.jpg http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/6...m053800.th.jpg http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/5...m063800.th.jpg http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/3255/3dmv3800.th.jpg

PCMark 05

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5...m053800.th.jpg

POV-Ray 3.7 Beta

Single Core

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/4...gle3800.th.jpg

Multithreaded

http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/9...lti3800.th.jpg

WinRAR 3.9 beta4

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7...rar3800.th.jpg

Everest CacheMem

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8...mem3800.th.jpg

CineBench10

http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/5...h103800.th.jpg

AutoGK DVD to XviD conversion.

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/8...vid3800.th.jpgQuote

21-07-2009, 19:21:09

Ducky Spud
No updates on anyone elses progress? Pyr0, you seem to be doing alright with it to say your not used to AMD and learning it as you go keep up the good workQuote

22-07-2009, 02:49:58

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ducky Spud'
No updates on anyone elses progress? Pyr0, you seem to be doing alright with it to say your not used to AMD and learning it as you go keep up the good work
Just what I was about to say. Ham, BustaH, themcman, Jabski come out of hiding and share some goodness with us.Quote

22-07-2009, 03:47:54

Mul.
I'm guessing they're beavering away trying to best pyr0's current top scores? Come on, share the wealth! Quote

22-07-2009, 07:52:29

Rastalovich
Great set of results so far there. The kit is obviously running some nice figures.

I was expecting a flood of standard stock-ish screenies from every1 to lull the others into a false sense of security

The main baby ofc is 3djoke06 for this comp.Quote

22-07-2009, 11:47:15

themcman1

22-07-2009, 13:27:49

BustaH
Pyro nice going mate.... I have my classified hooked up atm with my cascade but will set up the amd rig again at the weekend. my brief tests a few days ago only saw 3d06 benchable at 3.8 but im sure there is more in it.

im currently scouring google for info on the cpu and board, so lets just say im doing some researchQuote

22-07-2009, 14:54:54

themcman1

22-07-2009, 15:04:48

JN
Not bad at all for a lazy mans OC dude Quote

22-07-2009, 15:20:43

themcman1
Hmm... it's not great though.

It runs at 3.8 real easy but I was having a play around with the software. Quote

22-07-2009, 16:16:01

Mul.
AMD Overdrive is certainly the best software tweaking app I've used to date. It's very stable and actually quite handy for making minor tweaks to get every little 3DMark out of that CPU Quote

22-07-2009, 17:38:39

Pyr0

23-07-2009, 18:39:33

Ham
Well I've got a few hours in over the last week (around 100 06 attempts). And so far I'd liken the experience to running into a brick wall. The 940s ridiculously easy to OC up to a point, and then it just refuses to take any significant further steps.

Been playing around with out the X2 just getting to know the CPU and board, using an old 7800GT to try and push the CPU score on 06 as high as possible. Don't wanna give too much away as yet but it's looking promising.

We've got plenty of hardware pics now so I'll just show you mine set up with the weak GPU installed.

http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/23...3/imgp1912.jpg

Will report back again soon. Quote

24-07-2009, 12:02:38

mayhem
can u not use water cooling on these.Quote

24-07-2009, 12:12:14

PeterStoba
The rules state air only. It's gonne come down to who has the best chip really. Unless someone pulls some major tweaks out of the bagQuote

24-07-2009, 14:32:02

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PeterStoba'
The rules state air only. It's gonne come down to who has the best chip really. Unless someone pulls some major tweaks out of the bag
You could of course run some ducting from your fridge to the fan on the heatsink Quote

24-07-2009, 14:36:47

themcman1
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'
You could of course run some ducting from your fridge to the fan on the heatsink
I suggested that to Peter but he reckoned it = home made phase

No volt mods as well apparently Quote

24-07-2009, 15:29:46

BustaH
ln2 vapour would help.Quote

27-07-2009, 02:21:08

jabski
what clocks are everyone getting on their 4870x2's ?Quote

27-07-2009, 03:49:25

computernoob
awesome competition gents.

ya know installing 3dm'06 to a virtual RAMDRIVE might help Quote

27-07-2009, 03:56:10

mayhem
computernoob shhh.. dont help them lol ....Quote

27-07-2009, 08:59:42

BustaH
I would'nt think a virtual ram drive will help much with 3d06 tbh, a vrd might help slightly with data transfer i.e pcmark and the like but 3dmark benches are about cpu and vga so a ram drive in theory would have no effect?

BUT! I would love someone to prove me wrongQuote

27-07-2009, 09:01:26

mayhem
virtual ram drive helps a very small amount but it does help.Quote

27-07-2009, 09:21:11

BustaH
can you show me some screens? id like to see this proved.

comparisin tests etc.

I will also try this myself. I know for a fact that 'iram' for example has no effect whatsoever on 3dmark scores.Quote

27-07-2009, 16:33:26

jabski

27-07-2009, 18:37:16

Bungral
What software are you overclocking the X2 with just out of curiosity?Quote

27-07-2009, 18:40:07

Pyr0
@ Bungral, it looks like he's using "GPUTool Community Technology Preview 1"

@jabski, Very nice m8. I now know I have no chance of winning, lol.

The 4870X2 I recieved won't clock up to anywhere near that. My own card will do 850 on the core and has passed 06 at 860 in the past

How much voltage did you need to get the NB over 2800?

I haven't managed to POST with CPU at stock and a 2800NB

Also, I thought we weren't allowed to use LOD tweaks and the like?

I haven't bothered trying to get max scores in 3DMark06 yet. I mentioned in a previous post I was going to start testing the chipset bus speeds, so I began by setting HT and NB to 2000 while leaving the CPU, Mem and GFX at stock speeds:

Super PI 1M & 32M

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/933...ock2000.th.png http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/4...ock2000.th.png

3DMark 01, 03, 05, 06 & Vantage

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2...ock2000.th.png http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/542...ock2000.th.png http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/9...ock2000.th.png http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/5...ock2000.th.png http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/830...b2000ht.th.png

PCMark 05

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/1...ock2000.th.png

POV-Ray 3.7 Beta

Single Core

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/624...gle2000.th.png

Multithreaded

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/7...lti2000.th.png

WinRAR 3.9 beta4

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/3...ock2000.th.png

Everest CacheMem

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8...ock2000.th.png

CineBench10 x64

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6...ock2000.th.png

AutoGK DVD to XviD conversion.

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/535...ock2000.th.png

Then while leaving the HT at 2000, increasing the NB to 2200:

Super PI 1M & 32M

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/8...ock2200.th.png http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3...ock2200.th.png

3DMark 01, 03, 05, 06 & Vantage

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/9...k2200nb.th.png http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/5...k2200nb.th.png http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/3...k2200nb.th.png http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/303...k2200nb.th.png http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/435...k2200nb.th.png

PCMark 05

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/134...b2000ht.th.png

POV-Ray 3.7 Beta

Single Core

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/734...k220020.th.png

Multithreaded

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/4...2200200.th.png

WinRAR 3.9 beta4

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/3...k2200nb.th.png

Everest CacheMem

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/653...k2200nb.th.png

CineBench10 x64

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9...00stock.th.png

AutoGK DVD to XviD conversion.

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9...b2000ht.th.png

2400NB

Super PI 1M & 32M

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7...b2000ht.th.png http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/8...b2000ht.th.png

3DMark 01, 03, 05, 06 & Vantage

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9...b2000ht.th.png http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/5...b2000ht.th.png http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1...b2000ht.th.png http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/2...b2000ht.th.png http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9...2000ht1.th.png

PCMark 05

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/6...b2000ht.th.png

POV-Ray 3.7 Beta

Single Core

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8...k2400nb.th.png

Multithreaded

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/6...2400nb2.th.png

WinRAR 3.9 beta4

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/7...b2000ht.th.png

Everest CacheMem

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/5...0nb2000.th.png

CineBench10

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/8...2400nb2.th.png

AutoGK DVD to XviD conversion.

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/7...b2000ht.th.png

2600NB

Super PI 1M & 32M

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/290...b2000ht.th.png http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2...b2000ht.th.png

3DMark 01, 03, 05, 06 & Vantage

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/7...b2000ht.th.png http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3...b2000ht.th.png http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/1...b2000ht.th.png

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/3...b2000ht.th.png http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/279...b2000ht.th.png

PCMark 05

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/3...b2000ht.th.png

POV-Ray 3.7 Beta

Single Core

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/4...k2600nb.th.png

Multithreaded

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/609...2600nb2.th.png

WinRAR 3.9 beta4

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/3...b2000ht.th.png

Everest CacheMem

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/8...0nb2000.th.png

CineBench10 x64

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/750...2600nb2.th.png

AutoGK DVD to XviD conversion.

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/9...b2000ht.th.png

As you can see, some applications show more improvement than others, but considering everything else is still at stock speeds, any increase is welcomed.

Next comes some HT testing and then FSB. But from some preliminary HT testing, the gains (if any) are usually minimal.

[edit] hmmm, not sure wtf imageshack is doing with the thumbnails, but the main pics still show *shrug*Quote

27-07-2009, 18:49:39

jabski
hi pyro. No lod tweaks were used. setlod wont work.Quote

27-07-2009, 18:56:06

PeterStoba
LOD tweaks bring very little, if any benefit on newer cards anywayQuote

27-07-2009, 19:08:25

Bungral
Cheers for that Peter.. That tool looks very good although still buggy for me. Will at least let me get above CCC limits quite easily. Always had problems trying to do it with RivaTuner.Quote

28-07-2009, 03:55:43

BustaH
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='jabski'
your cpu looks better than mine so far jabs, not a bad score that mate.Quote

28-07-2009, 04:21:07

jabski
what is your best score so far ?Quote

28-07-2009, 08:01:56

BustaH
A little under what you have in your screen, I will upload some screens later today.Quote

28-07-2009, 15:01:19

jabski

28-07-2009, 15:43:48

BustaH
super pi 1m

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...728-194652.jpg

super pi 32m [no tweaks]

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...728-172807.jpg

wprime 32m

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...728-192654.jpg

wprime 1024

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...728-170414.jpg

3dmark 01

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...728-164622.jpg

3dmark 03

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...728-163821.jpg

3dmark 05

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...728-163010.jpg

gotta be honest, im struggling with this set up. cpu and gpu are on the limit here for me. just installing the latest bios and looking at getting the card overclocking higher.

nb speeds are quite bad for me, I just get locks ups when pushing it higher even with extra voltage, could be mem controller, hopefully the new bios will help.Quote

29-07-2009, 06:24:40

BustaH
looking a little better with newer bios, 1st test.

no mad volts needed either

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...untitled-2.jpg



Better..

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...untitled-3.jpgQuote

30-07-2009, 05:26:32

BustaH

30-07-2009, 23:30:16

jabski
nice scores mate.

Cant see gpu core speed in the 06 score thou Quote

31-07-2009, 14:33:17

tinytomlogan
Wooot all the benches are great but finaly some pukka clocking busta!

Lets see if the other boys can do any better!Quote

02-08-2009, 06:10:33

themcman1
Have a whole day working away today at it by the looks of it.

Need to catch up.Quote

02-08-2009, 15:34:34

themcman1

03-08-2009, 04:01:35

BustaH
you can get the latest bios from asus website, nice one on your gpu btw mine is on the limit at 821/930 holding my scores back somewhat, I might whip the cooler off and re apply t i m reseat etc.

If you can get 3.9 on the cpu and run 06 you should be in with a shout with your gpu at those clocks.Quote

03-08-2009, 08:46:49

themcman1
I'm pretty sure theres some more in the GPU but at the moment it's the CPU which is giving me problems.Quote

03-08-2009, 17:28:17

themcman1

04-08-2009, 06:00:42

themcman1

04-08-2009, 07:07:29

themcman1

04-08-2009, 07:18:27

PeterStoba
You are aware you only need a 3dmark06 score? Quote

04-08-2009, 07:26:14

BustaH
3DMARK 06 = 22591

I cant believe the amount of hours its taken to get this score, gpu clocks are not imppressive but at this cpu and the card are on the ragged edge!!

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...961/3d06-1.jpgQuote

04-08-2009, 08:36:36

tinytomlogan
Sweet work Busta, nice to see someone putting the effort in.Quote

04-08-2009, 11:52:35

themcman1
Nice CPU there.

You're having a lot of trouble with your GPU aren't you?

My memory appears to want to keep going... will post a screenshot in a minute.Quote

04-08-2009, 12:02:52

Ghosthud1
seriously nice work bustaH! i want too be in on this event so bad Quote

04-08-2009, 12:03:23

themcman1

04-08-2009, 12:05:24

BustaH
yes mate, some of these 4870x2's will run up to 1000mhz on the ram. as you can see mine is bang on its limit for 06 at those clocks she just will not play over 820/930 only thing left for me to try is remove the cooler and resit it with new tim etc, but i have a feeling its at its best, ive had several x2's and some clock nice some dont regardless of what you do, luck of the draw really.

very nice mem clocks there, what happens when you push the gpu clock too?Quote

04-08-2009, 12:12:43

themcman1
Core goes to about 840 nicely before getting a little stuttery.

You've got a nice northbridge speed there as well.Quote

04-08-2009, 12:15:50

BustaH
whats the max clocks you can run 3d06 thats the key. my card will run a little higher for 03 and 05, but 06 no way, just freezes up... and yes nb speed will give you a bump if you can get a sweet spot in your bios settings.

thanks Ghost, it dont come easy I can assure you.Quote

04-08-2009, 12:52:09

jabski
nice score BustaH

Your temps are great compared to mine

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5867/22489.jpgQuote

04-08-2009, 13:01:19

Pyr0
awsome score Bustah

(any chance of posting images that aren't resized pls i have trouble reading the numbers)

don't think the 4870X2 sample i recieved will reliably pass 3dm06 even at 820/930

i'm getting into debt and ordering a corsair 850w psu...

been haing a few probs with the sys just shutting down and needing the psu to be cycled before it will power up again, so i'm ordering a decent psu just to rule that outQuote

04-08-2009, 13:45:51

jabski
in what way shutting down Pyro ?

When loaded or just when idle ?

What psu are you using ?Quote

04-08-2009, 13:55:57

Pyr0
hi jabski,

yeah, it's just powering down under load. then the sys won't turn on again until the psu is turned off and on again.

i've been trying to use an old ocz modxtreme 780w psu (only one i had spare), but it doesn't even have any 8-pin pcie plugs. been using the adapters that came with the X2 card to power it using 2x6-pin pcie plugs and 2x4-pin molex's

at the beginning i was hoping it wouldn't hold back any oc's, but now i'm having doubtsQuote

04-08-2009, 14:11:18

BustaH
that a nice score too jabs....pyro if you enlarge image then zoom you can see it just fine mate.Quote

05-08-2009, 08:42:22

jabski
sounds strange Pyro. More than likely the psu thou. Hope the new one comes soon Quote

06-08-2009, 06:21:13

BustaH
Faster gpu memory on its own does not help the score for 06, I tried the asus tops bios with the card running at 820/1000, score was [22581] very close to my previous best with the standard tri fan bios still cannot get a clean run with the core over 820

with stock tri fan bios at 820/930 I got 22591.....go figure, everything else was exactly the same, no other changes. back to original tri fan bios.Quote

06-08-2009, 08:15:43

BustaH
Following scores are with asus tops bios which gave me a greater memory overclock, not core though, mem kick helped in all benchmarks except for 3d06.

Aquamark.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...1/aquamark.jpg

3dmark 01

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9..._1961/3d01.jpg

3dmark 03

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9..._1961/3d03.jpg

3dmark 05

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...titled3d05.jpg

please note. I dont reccomend anyone using the asus tops bios, the standard asus top bios did not work for me, im using an edited version of asus top. im saying this bcos I dont want anyone to bork their card, if you card clocks ok, you have no need to try any other bios, mine is a bad clocker hence me trying this bios edit.

If you choose to try it do so at your own risk.Quote

06-08-2009, 09:51:21

tinytomlogan
Alot of effort going in there trying to break 23k busta! Kudos.....Quote

06-08-2009, 14:13:49

tinytomlogan
Sadly due to unforseen circumstances Tom aka 'themcman' has had to pull out of the compo. So in a mad panic the kit has been sent to me to try and bash out some scores in the last few days!

Im not sure if Ive got the right kit..... expert? Hmmmm cant be a good sign.

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...compo10009.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...compo10007.jpg

Inside this mahooosive box was all my new goodies.

Asus M4a79 Deluxe motherboard

Asus 4870X2 tri-fan

2x2gb of OCZ Reaper PC2-9200 - 1150mhz

AMD Black Edition - AMD Phenom II X4 3 GHz (unlocked multi)

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...compo10002.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...compo10003.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...compo10004.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...compo10005.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...compo10006.jpg

Im now off out to the shed to have a play, Ive got my wintercoat, hat gloves thermal underwair the lot out.....

Oh right you wanna know why! Well Im going to drag a 2nd air conditioner from indoors out to the shed with me Quote

06-08-2009, 14:20:30

mayhem
wow the GPU looks the dog dangleys ...Quote

06-08-2009, 18:50:34

PeterStoba
Good luck Tom! Quote

06-08-2009, 19:22:35

zak4994
Purty....

lol if only i had my grimy mitts on that kit...

Are you required to send it back once you are finished? Quote

06-08-2009, 21:18:27

tinytomlogan
Not sure what is going on with the kit afterwards yet dude.

So have to send it back.....unless they forget to ask for it Quote

07-08-2009, 04:42:24

BustaH
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='tinytomlogan'
Sadly due to unforseen circumstances Tom aka 'themcman' has had to pull out of the compo. So in a mad panic the kit has been sent to me to try and bash out some scores in the last few days!

Im not sure if Ive got the right kit..... expert? Hmmmm cant be a good sign.

Im now off out to the shed to have a play, Ive got my wintercoat, hat gloves thermal underwair the lot out.....

Oh right you wanna know why! Well Im going to drag a 2nd air conditioner from indoors out to the shed with me
you will never catch me alive copper!!Quote

07-08-2009, 04:42:54

jabski
some great scores there Busta. You really seem to have mastered the cpu. Any tips ??

@Tom: Hope you get on well with the kit Quote

07-08-2009, 04:58:19

BustaH
At the end of the day jabs, mine just seems to run cool compared to yours and others, which makes up for the fact that the core on my card wont run over 820 successfully.

no secret to it I don't think, just trial and error. finding a sweet spot with voltages for these chips is key but that kind of goes for any cpu as you know, then its os set up etc.Quote

07-08-2009, 05:03:54

Datamonkey
Some great results going on here guys,

Jabski, your avatar has me mesmorized sat here at work lol is that wrong?? Quote

07-08-2009, 14:38:56

tinytomlogan
Ive been benching like a mofo, mainly concentrating on 3d06 and got some interesting results. Still trying to fine tune them. Scores do appear to be all over the place though.

Might need to pick some of you guys brains for some help. CPU does 4ghz in several different ratios but finishing a 3d06 at that hasnt happened yet

4ghz-

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...reenshot10.jpg

And a stock 3D06 for you all to ponder over

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...creenshot2.jpgQuote

07-08-2009, 15:01:24

mayhem
Does the cooling your using help at all then ...Quote

07-08-2009, 15:02:02

Pyr0
been trying to figure out the stock one since you showed me last night....

it's like 1000 points more than i get at stock

i've tried the same bios and the same os, but gotten nowhere

[edit] and yeah, the cooling makes quite a big difference

i've validated at 4050, but nowhere near stable

Quote

07-08-2009, 15:18:15

BustaH
4ghz is not difficult 3d06 is a killer at that speed with this cpu. If you have the chip cool enough it can be done.

good start Tom, lets see some real scoresQuote

07-08-2009, 15:42:47

Pyr0
are your scores anywhere near that at stock tho busta?Quote

07-08-2009, 16:02:45

tinytomlogan
I was going to wait till later, but here my best so far, stability is my biggest problem atm. And the fact this is the first AMD system Ive ever tried to clock.

Puts me in first place I belive

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...creenshot3.jpgQuote

07-08-2009, 16:07:33

Bungral
No it don't... Busta has 287**Quote

07-08-2009, 16:08:40

Ghosthud1
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Bungral'
No it don't... Busta has 287**
thats 3dmark05 you nub! lol

Bustah 3DMARK 06 = 22591

Tom 3DMARK 06 = 22650Quote

07-08-2009, 16:14:23

tinytomlogan
LOL dont think this kit will do 28k on 3d06! Nice thought though.Quote

07-08-2009, 16:20:21

Bungral
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ghosthud1'
thats 3dmark05 you nub! lol

Bustah 3DMARK 06 = 22591

Tom 3DMARK 06 = 22650
Ooooooooooooo... pics too small and can't be arsed to large em up....Quote

07-08-2009, 17:03:32

jabski
nice score tom Quote

07-08-2009, 20:06:10

tinytomlogan
Weird one, been working on this for aaaages! Got better clocks but not better Scores!

Any of you boys got an idea?

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...creenshot7.jpg

Also done this, Ive got over 800 subscribers now so this is mainly for them

">" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="360">Quote

07-08-2009, 20:35:12

Pyr0
tighten the ram timings, plug the 2nd stick in so you have dual channel and increase the nb frequencyQuote

08-08-2009, 04:07:06

BustaH
Tom no offence but your score doesnt add up, have you disabled post processing in 3dmark 06 settings?

I don't see how that score is possible at those clocks, no gpu overclock?

if its right then I dont think anyone will have an answer. your second score looks far more realistic.Quote

08-08-2009, 04:16:28

jabski
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BustaH'
Tom no offence but your score doesnt add up, have you disabled post processing in 3dmark 06 settings?

I don't see how that score is possible at those clocks, no gpu overclock?

if its right then I dont think anyone will have an answer. your second score looks far more realistic.
I asked this and Tom stated it was at default settings. The SM3 score does look a little high thouQuote

08-08-2009, 04:28:14

BustaH
Anyway heres mine, puts me in the lead I believe.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...961/3d06x2.jpg

3d06 must be run at default settings meaning load it up and click run. I f I disable post processing I can get 24k, im not saying tom has or knowingly has as I know Tom and its not His style but sm3 score will be high with post processing disabled. or it was a bugged run maybe?

btw Nice Video Tom!!Quote

08-08-2009, 09:09:03

Ghosthud1
Bustah 3DMARK 06 = 22653

Tom 3DMARK 06 = 22650

3 points lol nice work bustaHQuote

08-08-2009, 09:32:36

tinytomlogan
Back to the drawing board LOL

Busta has a big list of score to always just put him in front..... he's just saving them Quote

08-08-2009, 10:41:09

zak4994
Sound quality pretty bad TTL.

Get a mic! lolQuote

08-08-2009, 10:46:40

tinytomlogan
Its fine till it goes into the windows video editor then its pants, the original is fine Quote

08-08-2009, 10:49:40

mayhem
i found window 7 to be more stable than xp . give it a try , just remove all services.Quote

08-08-2009, 10:54:55

Jeddy
aye windows 7 can get you a few more points if you tweak it. Also try (you've probs already done this as benching pr0's) slipstreaming XP right down the bare minimum.

I gained like 1000 3dmarks from killing off all my unnesscessary processes, antivirus etc etcQuote

08-08-2009, 16:31:26

jabski
Very nice score Busta.

Unless winter comes very quick i cant see me beating you. My cpu is idling at 45-48c where as yours and Toms is at 32-36c. I need to find a aircon system asap

I have 26 processes running i think. I am unable to use the amd oc tool in diagnostics mode.Quote

09-08-2009, 05:00:01

chudley
Some good scores there, has no one spoke to their local butcher to set up their test rig in his huge fridge?

Still air cooled just different environment look forward to the first pic Quote

09-08-2009, 05:33:11

BustaH
one word....condensation. the problem with that is if you try that and it works great, but if you kill a component due to condensation you would be out of the competition, where does that leave you?

nice line of thinking though.Quote

09-08-2009, 09:35:44

tinytomlogan
My cpu actualy started to get picky once it got colder, thats when I was getting OC problems. Maybe it needs to be ALOT colder to get the big boost.

Ill try and get out to do some other benches tonight once my hang over has worn off Quote

09-08-2009, 09:42:44

mayhem
To be honest the price that TKWR is worth. Jump on a plane to south pole set up and genny and your on a winner.

alternately if you at collage go to science lab and get it mounted in a vacuum setup and remove all air ..

btw ... here is one i did a few years ago but if your after extreme air. you deltas are nothing companied to a pump that blow's up bouncy castle's ....

Just the noise it makes is a bit deafening ....Quote

09-08-2009, 12:33:39

Ham
Well better late than never. Will start with 06, as I'm struggling with this kit.

http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/09...1354/21424.jpg

There's about around 100 points deviation in to that score, both ways, but it won't bench stable any higher now. It's really starting to test my patients, as It's not budged since the 1st day I installed the 4870 no matter how many settings I fiddle with. Anyone got a magic +1000 points button?

The rap sheet:

http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/091717271354/03.jpg

http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/091717271354/05.jpg

http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/091717271354/spi2.jpg

http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/091718504912/32m.jpg

http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/09...912/wprime.jpg

http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/09...primme1024.jpg

http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/09...912/pifast.jpg

Back to BSODs and artefacts now...Quote

09-08-2009, 15:41:02

Pyr0
sheesh, getting way more bsods and lockups than completed runs now lol

since it's the last week, i've been concentrating on 3dmark06

got these 2 runs last night/this morning, still not quite enough to take 1st, but getting closer...

3937MHz - 22544 points

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5674/22544.th.jpg

3955MHz - 22622 points

(dunno what happened to the cpu-z window, but the proper cpu speed is shown in 3dm06 and coretemp)

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/7025/22622.th.jpgQuote

09-08-2009, 16:19:06

jabski
nice scores pyro Quote

09-08-2009, 16:31:53

Pyr0
thanks jabski

tis a bit of a shame about the gpu clocks tho...

the highest i can bench reliably is 810/915

i've even tried software voltage adjustments, but anything above that will lockup in 3dmark06Quote

09-08-2009, 17:02:08

tinytomlogan
oooooh can you up the volts on the gpu then Pyr0?Quote

09-08-2009, 17:20:49

BustaH
Nice score pyro...very close! crazy low temps too!Quote

09-08-2009, 17:22:44

Pyr0
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='tinytomlogan'
oooooh can you up the volts on the gpu then Pyr0?
yeah, there's a few ways to do it, manually in rivatuner, edinting the bios directly, or by using a lil app with rivatuner

gpu voltage tuner (i tried this one with rivatuner 2.24)

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=227628

voltage factory:

http://www.awardfabrik.de/awardfabrik/voltagefactory-v1.00.html

and i think GPUTool Community Technology Preview 1 does voltage adjustments as well

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1383/GPUTool_Community_Technology_Preview_1.html

there's prolly more, but those are the ones i can remember off the top of my head

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BustaH'
Nice score pyro...very close! crazy low temps too!
cheers m8, dunno if i can, but i'm hoping to be able to push a bit more out of the cpu since the gpu is a bit weak Quote

09-08-2009, 17:25:12

Ham
What bios version are people using on the mobo?Quote

09-08-2009, 17:39:48

tinytomlogan
Im on the original 0801Quote

09-08-2009, 17:48:28

BustaH
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Pyr0'

cheers m8, dunno if i can, but i'm hoping to be able to push a bit more out of the cpu since the gpu is a bit weak
asus top bios helped me with memory overclock, didnt help oc on the core though. the mem boost didnt seem to help with scores for me so yes im in the same boat as you just trying to bump the cpu.

I'm just thinking of ways to get it cooler on air, I might try getting it out in the garden early morning, im determined to crack 23k on this!!Quote

09-08-2009, 17:49:12

Pyr0
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
What bios version are people using on the mobo?
as soon as i got the kit, i flashed the motherboard bios to 1702, then 1704 when that came out.

then when i saw toms scores i tried 0801, but it made no difference, and now i'm on 1804 *shrug*Quote

10-08-2009, 02:47:53

Pyr0

10-08-2009, 03:38:20

BustaH
Very nice pyro, good score

Quote

10-08-2009, 03:59:46

computernoob
this dude made some thermal paste with crystal powder in it.

can't post URLs yet < 15 posts so just visit inventgeek.com

got better results than AS5!Quote

10-08-2009, 09:18:34

BustaH
It's getting hot in the kitchen boys.....holy gpu mem batman!!

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...titled-5-1.jpgQuote

10-08-2009, 09:36:13

tinytomlogan
Whoa thats the highest Ive seen busta! Sweet work.Quote

10-08-2009, 13:31:03

Pyr0
very nice bustah

didn't take you long to beat me lol

any chance you could tell me what bios you used for the tri fan X2 or possibly share the files you have please?

p.s. are your screenshots getting smaller?

saving the files so i can zoom in does not help these old eyes Quote

10-08-2009, 13:59:54

BustaH
I used these mate. http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showpost.php?p=3271506&postcount=32

BUT please be careful, I had to do a bios recovery when I first flashed them cos card refused to post. in the end I had to flash them slave/master rather than master/slave if you know what I mean to get the card working again...thankfully I did recover the card.

Like I said before mate I don't recommend trying it in case your card dies, 1000mhz stock on your gpu ram might not work, please bear that in mind. I was lucky mine worked. after reverse flashing...I need a single core gpu to boot to recover. was a hairy moment I assure you.

I'm not done yet and as I said to Tom last week im determined to hit 23k with this set up....good luck mate.

Disclaimer... this might not work for you, if in doubt please don't try.Quote

10-08-2009, 14:08:30

Ham
Interesting you mention you had to flash yours the other way, i tried the same files on mine and they failed. Then it took another 2 hours to find originals as i didn't back up...

In the same thread there's some un-modded TOP bios files too if you dig a little.Quote

10-08-2009, 14:13:19

Pyr0
Very weird,

i already have the original unmodified TOP bios for the reference cards, but i read over and over again on multiple forums that the TOP bios just bricks the tri fan cards and people had to go back to the original bios again

i thought you may have found some better tri-fan bios's or a way to mod the TOP bios to work properly

i just don't see how the slave bios would even work as the master as the slave bios's have no fan profile for starters

i've downloaded and checked the files and they are definitely correct, 0 is master and 1 is slaveQuote

10-08-2009, 14:21:42

Ham
Using ATIflash's -i I found that the slave reference was 0 and master 1. Maybe Asus just set the tri-fan differently to other cards?

I can't remember exactly, but i think i had to flash the originals backwards to un-brick my card aswell (it was about 4am).Quote

10-08-2009, 14:23:27

Pyr0
OMG, you're right

I just backed up the bios's of the tri fan card and checked em and 0 is slave and 1 is master on the tri fan

will be trying the original top bios l8rQuote

10-08-2009, 14:25:53

Ham
I'm gonna give the modded ones a go in a bit Quote

10-08-2009, 14:33:41

BustaH
yep i suggest you try the unmodded ones first guys.

I re edited mine...all part of overclocking, if you check gpuz screens you can see its the same release bios.Quote

10-08-2009, 14:52:58

Pyr0
yeah, i've been running the unmodded ones on my own card for months now

it does allow for higher mem clocks, but at the expense of looser timings

[edit]i've just tried flashing to them tho and still bricked the card lol

plugged in an old 8800gts to flash the backups back and it's alive again

[edit2]but i can't read your screens m8 lol Quote

10-08-2009, 15:01:35

BustaH
mate if i were you id just run on the original bios.

pyro just dl my last score to your comp then increase zoom.

photobucket is playing up my end.Quote

10-08-2009, 15:36:05

BustaH

10-08-2009, 15:40:57

Pyr0
perfect, thanks m8 Quote

10-08-2009, 15:42:17

BustaH
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Pyr0'
perfect, thanks m8
lol you have worse eyesight than me.Quote

10-08-2009, 15:59:14

tinytomlogan
Im having probs atm my card is a little corker, but as soon as I **** the cpu it all goes wrong, cant get both to play nice together at all now @ high clocks.Quote

10-08-2009, 16:00:50

BustaH
keep pushing it tom, dont give up mateQuote

10-08-2009, 16:03:09

Pyr0
no matter what i do or which way round i try to flash the top bios, it just gives no display at all

looks like i may be forced to use the stock bios then afterall lol

[edit] i still can't get the top bios to flash to this tri-fan card

has anyone else tried and been successful?Quote

11-08-2009, 03:09:44

tinytomlogan
In a minor revision guys if you want to use a modified bios we are going to require photo or video proof that you are actualy using the GPU that was sent in the kit. Any screenies showing modified base clocks or that you have already said were modded will now be discounted.

All photo evidence will have to be uploaded to http://upload.overclock3d.net

We also need a picture of the kit with the 3d06 screen showing as a second form of validation.

Yes before you ask this does mean you only have 24hours to pull out a winner, but hey you didnt expect it to be THAT simple to get a TWKR did you?Quote

11-08-2009, 05:31:13

jabski
little update. I have managed to get the cpu to 250x15. Problem is the 06 score was 21784.

Hopefully more to come on this

Nice twist too TomQuote

11-08-2009, 06:54:58

BustaH
so all previous results are discounted?

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...61/3d06nnn.jpg

I someone cant overclock tommorow or thursday they are basically out then? really more notice of this should have been given so that those two days could have been set aside in advance.Quote

11-08-2009, 07:08:42

PeterStoba
Congrats Bustah, finally over 27k

I agree though, bit of a bad move with that, 2 days notice is rather bad.Quote

11-08-2009, 07:22:13

BustaH
At the end of the day, mr 'a' for example has an air con unit... mr 'b' does not and relies on going out at 5am to get cold conditions like i have done to get a good score in cold conditions.

now mr 'b' may not get the time in a 24 hour period to get out because he works nights...so has to pray its a very cold day [in summer?]

mr 'a' still has an air con unit so in his 24 hr period heat is not his issue, this is why I have put in so much effort up to now.

So now to be told that you have a 24hr window to get in your best score is a low blow especially at such short notice, if I had known this earlier I could have booked time off work!

Also it seems strange that I mentioned I had a killer score backed up which is now worthless, then the very next day the rules change? seems a bit odd to me.

sorry but the only people that this is good for is those who havent got a decent score!Quote

11-08-2009, 07:34:58

mayhem
i agree, i think a little more lea way is needed guys for peeps who are taking part.Quote

11-08-2009, 07:38:01

BustaH
thanks Mayhem, im upset about this tbh, nothing was said about this in the initial rules...no subject to change or anything, ive put in a massive effort and now I dont know if I have time to bench in that time period.Quote

11-08-2009, 08:02:58

Ghosthud1
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='tinytomlogan'
Back to the drawing board LOL

Busta has a big list of score to always just put him in front..... he's just saving them
i remember that lol that kinda kills off bustaH's chance Quote

11-08-2009, 08:03:57

mayhem
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BustaH'
thanks Mayhem, im upset about this tbh, nothing was said about this in the initial rules...no subject to change or anything, ive put in a massive effort and now I dont know if I have time to bench in that time period.
I totally sympathise with you mate as i fully understand the effort that would be needed to over clock these CPU's. Time constraints are some times a limiting factor in comps like this but if not is present in the first place then people needs , need to be considered.

The only thing i can think of how ever is that the suppliers of the equipment might be demanding that results are shown in a particular way or would like to see results at a certain point but then this should have been pointed out with enough time for people to be able to match up with what is needed.

As all ways though rules do change in comps and if it changes so much that 1/2 the contestants are left in the dark or suddenly put out of the game then it could be a bad move on all parties involved..

The thing is with this comp the prize is not some thing to be scoffed at. It is worth a small fortune and is some thing even i would consider that i would mount in a frame and hang it up on the wall.Quote

11-08-2009, 08:25:49

JN
Now that we're in the final few days:

- You can submit your final scores any time from now to the closing date.

- Final scores must include a photo of the bench setup + 3DMark06 score in the same image. There must also be a screenshot (as per the ones you've already given) with validation of results.

- The final score images must be uploaded to http://upload.overclock3d.net and the words "final benchmark" must be somewhere in the image.

- Once you have submitted your final score you will not be permitted to enter any further scores.Quote

11-08-2009, 08:39:29

BustaH
thanks Jim thats a bit more realistic

is any code needed to access the upload page?

also when you say validation, do you mean an orb link? or is full info screen enough? I ask because the amd rig has networks etc turned off.Quote

11-08-2009, 09:58:41

tinytomlogan
The reason why we did this was there was only 1 card able to run a tweaked bios so we were just removing anyones chance to say that there own card was being used instead of the kit that was sent for the compo hence:

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'

- Final scores must include a photo of the bench setup + 3DMark06 score in the same image. There must also be a screenshot (as per the ones you've already given) with validation of results.

.
All we are trying to do is remove anyone being accused of not using the actual compo kit.Quote

11-08-2009, 10:53:36

mayhem
thats fully understandable tom and i agree with the concept behind the idea.

How ever giving the time scale and the score involved. Would it be possible to extend a few extras days to say Sunday afternoon giving each person a little lea way and the chance to prove the scores are real.

This would be a little give and take from both sides. I think that would be agreeable for all parties involved in this small problem.Quote

11-08-2009, 12:00:18

BustaH
the reason no one else is able to flash the bios is because you need to remove the fan profile, I asked long before I used the asus top bios if it was ok and was told yes.

anyway as ive been pushing this thing so hard it now looks like my cpu is degraded so ill do what I can but i still think this is unfair.

the only person this ruling hurts is me.Quote

11-08-2009, 12:13:33

tinytomlogan
We did not see the bios issue being a problem, and you can still use what ever bios you want now Busta, all you have to do is get a picture of your score on screen with the GPU from the kit that was sent shown running in the picture aswell.

Pretty simple really and its just to stop anyone being able to question what kit is being used.

Seeing as your the only one who has got it to work you have the upperhand really.Quote

11-08-2009, 12:21:36

BustaH
I dont see how m8, if I was doing anything underhand I would have kept my mouth shut...the bios code is EXACTLY the same in gpuz?

asus tops is the same bios, only difference is the fan profile and edited modded, theres nothing stopping anyone else using the trifan bios and modding it, its the same thing...also as for the upperhand, my card wont go over 820 on the core regardless of bios so how is that the upperhand?

you think im arguing...I know the time and effort ive put in, and know im limited for the reasons i already gave. i certainly do not have the upper hand do I.

Thats my last word on it. actually I was really using a gtx295....you caught me outQuote

11-08-2009, 12:30:26

JN
Thread cleaned. If anybody is not able to meet the requirement of taking a photograph of their setup with best 3DMark06 results by midnight Sunday then please PM me.

All well the winner will be announced on Sunday avo.Quote

11-08-2009, 12:54:01

BustaH
Oh well cant let all my hard work go to waste... really sad I cant use this score

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...tleduuux2u.jpgQuote

11-08-2009, 15:09:29

jabski
nice score buddy.

I again tried on the 250x game. Manage 250x15.5 (3875Mhz)

Still got the same score really of 21897Quote

11-08-2009, 15:21:08

BustaH
I don't see I have a hope in hell of duplicating the above score jabs, cpu is on its last legs now.Quote

11-08-2009, 15:51:19

lasher
Hey you never know BustaH AMD could have you working as a stress tester for them after this Quote

12-08-2009, 02:08:36

Pyr0
apart from the words "final benchmark" (is that the name of the image file, or visible in the screenshot?) and not being hosted on http://upload.overclock3d.net/...

would these be considered as qualifying images?

3960MHz, 22693 points

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9...93photo.th.jpg http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/379...3photo2.th.jpg http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8...eenshot.th.jpgQuote

12-08-2009, 02:38:26

tinytomlogan
They look perfect mate, having a close up one and one showing it all is bang on. Cant see a problem with that at all.Quote

12-08-2009, 03:43:06

JN
As TTL said, thats absolutely perfect mate. If you want to "lock in those scores" as your final results, then upload them to the OC3D uploads site and put them in a new post with the words "these are my final scores".

Also if you could PM me with links to the uploads that would be great.Quote

12-08-2009, 05:00:33

chudley
This has been one heck of a thread to follow. Cheers guys all the excitement and suspense is killing me.

Its nearly my birthday, which means if I have enough dosh I might just buy some new components and that means I can have a play with the old ones when I put them in the kids machine.

This thread has wet my whistle for OC'ing again.Quote

14-08-2009, 07:54:37

jabski

15-08-2009, 07:40:56

jabski
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'
Thread cleaned. If anybody is not able to meet the requirement of taking a photograph of their setup with best 3DMark06 results by midnight Friday (yes that's an additional 12hrs) then please PM me.

All well the winner will be announced on Saturday.
looks like i am the only one to submit before the deadline. Does that mean i won ? Quote

15-08-2009, 11:50:16

computernoob
hah it does seem that way.Quote

15-08-2009, 17:15:46

°TheMadDutchDude°
Yep I agree, it looks that way Jabs!Quote

15-08-2009, 17:39:21

tinytomlogan
Because of the final validation required to make the winning entry airtight we gave the contestants until sunday to provide results. Deadline is now 12:00 midday tomorrow for results with the winner being verified and anounced Sunday eveningQuote

16-08-2009, 05:52:36

Pyr0

16-08-2009, 05:54:40

BustaH
That's a VERY nice score Pyro, good work!Quote

16-08-2009, 05:58:45

Pyr0
Hi BustaH

Thanks very much m8

I was hoping to better it, but apparently the warm weather the last couple of days thought otherwise

looking forward to seeing your monster score Quote

16-08-2009, 06:06:02

tinytomlogan

16-08-2009, 06:11:00

Pyr0
sweet!

nice clock for the voltage tom

i wish i had been able to get my cpu nb up to and over 2900mhz too Quote

16-08-2009, 06:14:16

BustaH
wheres Ham lol. nice work Tom!Quote

16-08-2009, 06:14:34

tinytomlogan
Aye didnt go over 1.6 for that, GPU really doesnt like the CPU high, Ive benched and passed the GPU with a stock cpu at 845/1050, soon as you up the cpu the gpu becomes a pita. Still Im happy with those scores, think it has been a learning experience for us all.Quote

16-08-2009, 06:17:56

BustaH
some nice gpu clocks all the same there Tom did you get the core up on stock voltages? I know Jabskis did it on stock volts.Quote

16-08-2009, 06:18:57

tinytomlogan
Ive not done any core changes on the GPU busta, thats out of the box voltage wiseQuote

16-08-2009, 06:19:28

BustaH
OK HERES MINE....I took a video bcos my space and cam is limited I ok'd this with Jim. crt monitor played havoc with my camera.

all links are provided.

screen shot.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...961/bustah.jpg

video here...

http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d96/noway_1961/?action=view&current=DSCF2180-1.flv

orb link...

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=11721920Quote

16-08-2009, 06:21:24

tinytomlogan
Very tasty work there Busta, shows the time you have put inQuote

16-08-2009, 06:32:30

Pyr0
Awesome work BustaH, well done

Great score m8

Knew you'd be over 22800

Out of interest, were you using the turboV software to tweak much and did you think it was any good?

I briefly tried it in Win7, but ended up sticking with the biosQuote

16-08-2009, 06:36:55

BustaH
Pyro I was booting at 208x19 then upping to 210 with turbo v, amd clock tool didnt work for me. any more than that with turbo v was no go.

You had me worried Pyro, respect to you man I can see you worked v hard!

just Ham know...cmon Ham dont keep me in suspenders!

also I noticed in win7 it gave a little bump in sm3 score but for me was at the expense of cpu power....3d06 gets a better bump from pure cpu mhz thats why I stuck with xp.Quote

16-08-2009, 06:40:17

Pyr0
hehe, yeah i was trying to get the cpu to run at 3996mhz (again), which i did do once but the score was a lil lower

it's been a fun learning experience

think i might consider getting a nice lil AMD setup in the future as the cost for a whole sys is much lower

really hope their DX11 gpu's are the dogs danglers

[edit] shudders at the thought of bustah in suspenders lol

lol, yeah, thats why i stuck with win7

i noticed it give a bit of a boost to some of the gpu scores. so i figured since the card i received didn't oc as well as the ones you guys got, i'd stick with thatQuote

16-08-2009, 06:53:49

BustaH
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Pyr0'

[edit] shudders at the thought of bustah in suspenders lol
thats funny, my wife quite likes it?Quote

16-08-2009, 07:02:54

tinytomlogan
Nelly the aircon elephant trumpets the finish of the compo!

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...o/DSCF1478.jpgQuote

16-08-2009, 07:03:00

jabski
great scores from all of youQuote

16-08-2009, 07:05:42

JN
COMPETITION CLOSED

1st. BustaH - 22810

2nd. Pyr0 - 22763

3rd. TinyTomLogan - 22617

4th. Jabski - 22227

5th. Ham - DNF

Congrats go to BustaH for his awesome score. An equally awesome prize will be on its way to you shortly!

Good work everyone else and thanks for your good sportsmanship and effort.

Quote

16-08-2009, 07:16:35

tinytomlogan
Congratulations BustaH - very well deserved matey Quote

16-08-2009, 07:19:54

Pyr0
w00t! congrats Bustah, I look forward to seeing what the new toy can do Quote

16-08-2009, 07:24:57

tinytomlogan
Aye can we make him contracturaly bound for all screenshots when in use to have www.overclock3d.net in them Quote

16-08-2009, 07:36:02

lasher
how did others fare? on other forums / competitions? did they have the same equipment>

Congrats to all of you by the way, outstanding effort!Quote

16-08-2009, 07:37:08

°TheMadDutchDude°
Congrats Bustah. You deserve it mate!Quote

16-08-2009, 07:38:49

I Hunta x
grats dude! hope it has a good life with youQuote

16-08-2009, 07:48:51

BustaH
afaik the guys on the other forums that were limited to air didnt get over mine or pyros score for 3d06.

thanks to everyone this has been very tough I certainly put in a massive effort into this and now can get my sleeping pattern back.

thanks to Jim and Tom for putting this together.

and of course a massive thanks to AMD for allowing us to compete.

Pyro deserves a mention for being such a tough cookie, you had me worried bro..respect to you! I was so relieved when I saw your score go up lol.

thanks again to everyone.....now what shall I do with this twkr cpu....hmmmn.

...this has been the toughest comp I have done...an emotional ride.Quote

16-08-2009, 07:50:09

tinytomlogan
I can see it getting frost bite pretty fast, we want pics when it arrives dude!Quote

16-08-2009, 07:51:57

jabski
congrats buddy Quote

16-08-2009, 07:52:13

PeterStoba
Well done BustaH! Can't wait to see some results out of this.Quote

16-08-2009, 09:24:48

mayhem
Congratulations BustaH and Pryo

Well done and i hope you blow the Twkr Up just for the pure fun of it.... "Not"

Personally i all ready said i would not even use it. I would mount it in a frame and put it up on the wall.Quote

16-08-2009, 13:15:06

chudley
gratz bustah, just watched the vid! have you got a jet turbine running in the background as well, no wonder you were in your garage

Well done to the Pyro and the rest as well.Quote

16-08-2009, 14:46:10

r1ch
Thought I'd pop over to say a big well done to Bustah on winning this compo. Over at BenchTec we all know how hard he worked for this so this is very well deserved.

Well done mate. Quote

16-08-2009, 14:46:39

keenan
Well done to all you guys.. Has someone asked this already or what happens with the bundles Amd supplied..?

Do you guys keep it..?Quote

16-08-2009, 15:31:12

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='keenan'
Well done to all you guys.. Has someone asked this already or what happens with the bundles Amd supplied..?

Do you guys keep it..?
Don't quote me as I still need to speak to AMD but the CPU's may well be keepers. I think the rest is going to have to go back though.Quote

16-08-2009, 16:38:18

mayhem
lol no point sending the cpu's back half of them will be burn out lol ....Quote

16-08-2009, 17:04:53

keenan
Man, you guys are so damn lucky, that's high end bundles and those cpu's were overclocked but still 100% functional..

I'm jealous Quote

16-08-2009, 19:38:45

DeMoB
This whole thread has been an interesting read, thanks for the competition AMD (and OC3D)!

Grat's BustaH, that's some serious effort and tweaking you put in there to get it so high.

DanQuote

16-08-2009, 21:02:05

Mul.
Excellent effort everyone and hats off to OC3D for making this even happen Quote

17-08-2009, 10:15:17

Bungral
Congrats Bustah... Nicely done. Still wish I could have put the time aside to take part but it wasn't to be.

Enjoy ya TWKR Quote

18-08-2009, 12:09:05

BustaH
As soon as the TWKR arrives I will update this thread with pics etc...Quote

18-08-2009, 12:59:01

monkey7
Sweeeeeet nicely done mate. Grats.Quote

18-08-2009, 17:42:13

FarFarAway
Grats Busta, Pyr0, Tom and Jabski. Obviously big shout to Busta who got an awesome score through some very hard work.

Deserved prize, enjoy it Quote

21-08-2009, 08:48:32

BustaH

21-08-2009, 08:50:26

PeterStoba
£235 not £230

Nice though Quote

21-08-2009, 09:10:39

BustaH
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PeterStoba'
£235 not £230

Nice though
£235 even better.....Quote

21-08-2009, 11:51:05

tinytomlogan
Congrats busta, will be expecting this thread to be an overclock diary of TWKR screen shots now

Very well deserved though dudeQuote

23-08-2009, 12:13:41

Pyr0
Got a certificate and compliment slip in the post yesterday:



Looking forward to seeing more of that twkr BustaH Quote

25-08-2009, 18:32:47

cl0ck_ed
nice one guys. Looks like you all had alot of fun. Nice to see your all within 600 points of each other and that the vetern ocer's didn't walk all over the comp. I'm sure if ln2 was allowed the final scores may have had a greater difference.

I have alot of respect for AMD for doing little comps like this, nice to see them not solely focussing on the big boys on XS or the boys in team PURE.

HAs anyone any links to other results from different forums so we can compare??

@Bustah, lets see some 6ghz action! and treat that cpu how it was made to be. Quote

26-08-2009, 05:43:27

tinytomlogan
The TWKR was built for more like 7/8 ghz on LN2 matey Quote

26-08-2009, 09:24:49

cl0ck_ed
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='tinytomlogan'
The TWKR was built for more like 7/8 ghz on LN2 matey
Lol nice one.Quote

16-11-2009, 10:45:47

lifesuckstr
I'd like to get my hands on one of those=)Quote

21-11-2009, 08:20:21

Hunt3r
these beautiful piecesQuote

27-11-2009, 09:27:33

kimandsally
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Hunt3r'
these beautiful pieces
Agreed Quote

27-11-2009, 11:23:18

siravarice
I want one.Quote

27-11-2009, 12:11:22

PeterStoba
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='tinytomlogan'
The TWKR was built for more like 7/8 ghz on LN2 matey
Shame it didn't work.Quote

27-11-2009, 14:40:53

tinytomlogan
Closing this now as its been finished some time.Quote
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