View Full Version : MSI K8N Neo4 Running well heh
Tooled around a bit last night, got my board running great at 220HT with my 3200 winnie and some Pdpsys ram. Brought my 3dmark01 up from 17,000 to 21,000 with my x700pro.
I havent done anything to volts yet, I did loosen my mem timings a bit from 2-2-5, to 3-3-6 as suggested on pdps site for up to 466mhz, but stayed at 1T command rate.
Seems like MSI should be decent OC, I am gonna really go at it tonight see what my max HT and mem speeds are.
Any suggestions for CPU/NB voltages, should I do them myself or let the sys auto volt based on VID? If I should do them myselfe where shoudl I start, current CPU is 1.4V and NB is similar.
Thats the mobo I want to get. Only Ill get A64 3000+ and a MSI 6600GT.
21000 is great 3D Mark 01 score. With my current setup I get around 15500, which is still very good I think.
You like your Radeon X700 Pro? I have always thought about trying ATI but never have. The new X800XL seems pretty awesome for the price :)
x800XL is gonna rock, I have one on preorder through ATI, but everything else came and I couldnt resist setting up so got the x700 as a temp solution :)
OK moving on
I tried to max my 3200 90nm out tonight.
I got a stable best clock of 2.7GHz
I got a highest HTT of 305
My memory went up to 600mhz no problem
All in all not bad, just one problem, at my highest CPU speed, with the lower Multiplier and HTT multiplier(9 and 3 respective), I got maybe a 4% boost in all 3dmarks over 220x10 with a 5x HTT and tight mem timings. So why bother with overclocking??????
02-05-05, 05:54 AM
I just finished putting my new rig together:
MSI K8N neo4 Platinium
Athlon 64 3500+ (90nm)
2x512 DDR500/PC4000 Kingston
WD Raptor 74GB
and... a ATI X800XL :D
Smooth sayling sofar except for the fact that nVidia's damn Network/firewall management tool wont install :(
02-05-05, 07:16 AM
My K8N Neo4 SLI has been up and going for a couple days now. I didn't have the 20- to 24-pin power adapter for my power supply available, but I learned that you can plug the 20-pin header into the motherboard and still have it work. So my system is kind of gimping right now. As soon as I get the adapter this weekend I'll at least try to overclock my video card. Even at stock speed, this 6600 GT I have now is proving itself to be more than capable. Far Cry is 100% playable at 1280x960, 2XAA/4xAF all details on very high except for shadows.
I swapped out the stock heatsink I was using for some Arctic Silver 5 and a Thermaltake Silent Boost K8. I picked it up as an "open box" item at Fry's though it didn't look like the heatsink was ever used (no thermal compound stains). My idle temps stayed about the same at around 34-35 but my load temps dropped from 52-55 at stock down to 42-43. :eek: I'm hoping it will go down another degree or two once the AS5 cures. I'm very happy with this machine so far.
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