The muscle men challenge!

Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby ket on 17 Feb 2009 02:50

Nope :p was about to crawl into bed but I can spare 10 mins to answer a potential first question ;)
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby rockingmtranch on 17 Feb 2009 03:31

Well, when you get up, start the thread. It should have your name on it since you're the go to guy for all the great information that we're going to be utilizing.
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby ket on 18 Feb 2009 04:16

Thread is up Here ;)
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby audioave10 on 05 Apr 2009 04:16

Finally decided to play with the E8500 a little:
easy OC to 3.420 ghz/RAM at 864 mhz - loosened RAM
timings to 5-5-5-15 (from 5-4-4-12) no voltage increase
anywhere yet...temps during gameplay up to 42c from
36c best I can tell - 1 to 1 ratio with the RAM. Simply played
Stalker/Inferno for awhile then checked temps as quick as I could. It's the lazy man's way.
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby Grump642 on 06 Apr 2009 02:27

OK, I can't let your E8500 make my poor E8400 feel bad, so...http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/Grump642/CPU.jpg And Memory http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/Grump642/Mem.jpg
I can go higher, had it up to 4.0 for the hell of it, but at these speeds I am running, it will do anything I could ask. Tested with Prime 95.
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby audioave10 on 06 Apr 2009 06:23

That's wicked fast Grump...I like not having to raise any voltages
so far but eventually I'll "crank it". Waiting for the new video card - which I will crank to the max.
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby Grump642 on 06 Apr 2009 23:17

I left the core voltage set to auto. That way it stays within spec. I, personally, think that the higher the voltage, the shorter the lifespan of the chip. Of course, most of us don't keep them long enough for that to be a problem. Still, I do give my old systems to family members.
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby audioave10 on 30 May 2009 22:29

I'm just sneaking-up on this...CPUZ reads:
E8500 @ 3.705ghz w/vcore 1.225
RAM (5:6 divider) @ 936mhz vdimm @ 2.06v
Prime 95 2.5 hrs - core 49c-50c, core 48c-49c
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby audioave10 on 01 Jun 2009 21:13

E8500 @ 3.904 -vcore at 1.3065 (CPUZ shows 1.268)
5:6 divider - RAM at 986mhz 5-5-5-15
core0: 53c - 54c (temps under Prime95 load)
core1: 52c - 53c
Prime95 passed - 2hours (almost at the magic 4.0)
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Help with a laptop

Postby VINTAR on 02 Jun 2009 07:55

Man, if i could just get my ram divider set i could compete with you guys. I did run my quad at 3.8 once but it failed everest stress test cause i think core one went past 60c. That can be sorted out, but after that, the ram gives me BSOD. My board can handle 1366, so it looks like thats what i need. Then i can try catch you guys :-)
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby audioave10 on 05 Jun 2009 02:33

I must edit my Prime95 load temps: 59c & 57c...I may be at the
usefull max of my Zalman 9700LED cooler. I don't really want
temps to be in the 60's although only Prime95 would put them
there.
Vintar...how are you getting your temps on the Q8300?
Intel chips have to have a "TJ Max" setting configured before
your load temps are accurate.

Edit: I forgot, you have the EasyTune6 software and I think you
can trust that.
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Help with a laptop

Postby VINTAR on 05 Jun 2009 06:04

I check the temps through everest stress test, but tell me more about this tj max. Can never be too careful.
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby audioave10 on 05 Jun 2009 17:03

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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby ket on 21 Jul 2009 13:05

Been a while.. but I'm finally in a position to cough up a benchmark :p

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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby Nightwatch on 21 Jul 2009 22:16

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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby VINTAR on 22 Jul 2009 09:19

Superb indeed. Two questions ket. Do you have the same limited cpu multiplier as i do on my Q8300 ie. From 6 to 7.5 max? Second question. I ran my cpu at 3.80 for a short while, is it not possible to run yours at that speed seeing as your ram is pretty fast.
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby ket on 22 Jul 2009 12:42

My max multiplier is 8x, which means I can easily get to 3.6GHz just by dialing in 450FSB. Got my quad off ebuyer for £137. I've been kind of lazy really as I havent messed much with max FSB, but with some fine tuning 470-490FSB is likely quite doable. I could probably run 3.8GHz but my quad doesn't have the best IHS in the world by far, it needs lapping. I won't be doing that quite yet though as I've only had the CPU a few weeks :p
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby VINTAR on 22 Jul 2009 15:09

Excuse my noobness but what is IHS?
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby audioave10 on 22 Jul 2009 16:08

I think he means the heat-sink.
I got 3dMark06 score of 17100. E8500@ 3.9,RAM @986mhz.
The quads really make a difference with 3dMark...too bad they don't
make a big difference in most games. Its going to be that way soon
I think. Games are beginning to take advantage.

Edit: Ket means "Integrated Heat Spreader". So he may lap the CPU itself.
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