Wii May Not See Third-party Online Games In 2007

"2007 was supposed to be the year of online play for the Wii, but so far, the only real signs of life have come by way of Nintendo."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 06/03/07
Author: PV5150
Source: ars technica

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Many of us Wii owners have been anxiously awaiting a true online experience. With Xbox Live flourishing and the PlayStation Network holding its own, the Wii's online capabilities have fallen to a distant third place with no real signs of promise.

2007 was supposed to be the year of online play for the Wii, but so far, the only real signs of life have come by way of Nintendo. Currently, Pokemon Battle Revolution in Japan is the first game to utilise online play, and it seems that first-party games may remain the only titles with online capabilities for the foreseeable future. Apparently the lack of online support stems from the Nintendo's failure to provide third-party online tools.

Nintendo is still not letting Wii third-party publishers include online capabilities in their games and it doesn't look like they will during 2007. So the best chance they have at building an online presence appears to be what they're doing with Virtual Console.

Who here thinks that the lack of online multiplayer is hurting the Wii's longevity and playability?

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24-03-2007, 14:52:06

Mullet
Stealth-Li now running @ a shade over 3.6Ghz. I reckon my 1004 beta BIOS is helping me along!!

Vcore in BIOS 1.5v in windows 1.47v
NB - 1.5v
CPU VTT - 1.35v
RAM - 2.35v
SB - 1.55v

Not Orthos stable though....ran Orthos for 20 minutes or so and the test failed. At these settings when running Orthos the cpu temps max was in the mid 60s and the GTXs again stayed @ or below 50. These settings are OK for gaming but really would like to get the system Orthos stable at these settings....

24-03-2007, 15:36:20

Pyr0
my E6600 takes 1.525V (set in BIOS) to get orthos/prime stable at 3.6GHz
my E6700 is a bit better and will do 3.6GHz stable with 1.4375V

nice setup Mullet, we have fairly similar components ;) :beerchug:
have you experimented with memory timings and 1T yet?

24-03-2007, 16:17:09

Mullet

my E6600 takes 1.525V (set in BIOS) to get orthos/prime stable at 3.6GHz
my E6700 is a bit better and will do 3.6GHz stable with 1.4375V

nice setup Mullet, we have fairly similar components ;) :beerchug:
have you experimented with memory timings and 1T yet?



Thanks alot bud.

No, aint messed with mem timings yet....what you advise I lower first??

24-03-2007, 17:08:26

Pyr0
erm...
depends really on how high you want to take them, whether you want to use 1T or 2T, and the voltage you are prepared to put through the sticks

i've tried to keep my mem voltage at around 2.1-2.25v for 24/7 use
it took me 2-3 days just to find some stable subtimings, and i'd still like to find time to try to take the mem slightly higher

at the moment i'm finding DDR850 4-4-4-8 1T to be faster than DDR1000 4-4-4-8 2T and 850 1T only takes around 2.1V - although i used a multimeter to check and this board overvolts the mem slightly by 0.06-0.07V
my mem timings are set in the bios atm as:
(stability tested with hci memtest 4000%)

TCL 4
TRCD 4
TRP 4
TRAS 8
CMD 1 clock

TRRD 3
TRC 5
TWR 4
TWTR 7
TREF 1
TRD 3
TRFC 35
Async. 2.00ns

voltages:
CPU 1.525V
MEM 2.100V
1.2HT 1.30V
N.B. 1.50V
S.B. 1.55V
CPU VTT 1.40V

if anyone else has any tips, please post :beerchug:

11-05-2007, 09:35:32

Bradmax57
i ran my E6600 at 3.6 24/7 using 1.55v on P5B, not really gone for high 24/7 clock on my P5N32

11-05-2007, 11:07:29

Toxcity
Nice bit of overclocking peeps!
Just a quick question from me.. Is unlinking the memory good or bad? :eh:

14-05-2007, 15:15:18

Mullet
Unlinking is fine -- to find the limits of individual components....but...to keep the channels of communication running to as nice a ratio as possible I would opt for a divider, I tend to use 2:3 or 4:5 depending on what I am trying to do. If I opt for the higher of these then my max OC at reasonable RAM speeds is 3.00ghz (ish)....with all stock voltages. Then OC I have noted earlier in this thread was done at 2:3 (if I remember rightly).

Hope this helps Tox.

14-05-2007, 15:22:33

Toxcity
Thanks matey! :)
So divider is best.. or is said to be best!?

14-05-2007, 15:30:58

Mullet

Thanks matey! :)
So divider is best.. or is said to be best!?



Yup....you can always calculate your own divider and input the speeds yourself....so you'll do this in unlinked but...it's run on the divider you have worked out (FSB / Memory).

Think of the Linking and divider thing as a process which ensures the FSB and memory talk to each other at a speed they can all 'hear'...any move away from this may reduce performance as the 'talk' gets all muddled...

Excuse my analogy ;)

14-05-2007, 15:35:49

Pyr0

Thanks matey! :)
So divider is best.. or is said to be best!?


*supposedly* linked and using "sync mode" is fastest as sync mode is supposed to reduce internal chipset latency
i didn't notice any diff in speed when running unlinked 1:1 and linked, w/sync tho *shrug*

personally i just test with a quick movie encode, super pi or 3dmark to see which is faster

i've just increased my 1T mem clocks slightly to ddr2-867 (faster than 800 1:1 sync or no sync)
the only mem timing i changed was TRD to 5, voltage is still 2.125v
1.2HT = 1.40
NB = 1.45
SB = 1.50
VTT = 1.45

fsb=400 (1600), mem ratio is 12:13
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