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BrianG
02-19-07, 03:33 PM
New gear has been ordered so don't try talking me out of it. Heh. I have decided to simplify this time around; no SLI, no RAID. I already have the E6600, maybe do some OC'ing. I am still waffling, even post buy, on the Super Talent. Nothing but rave reviews, but I have been using Corsair for the last few builds.

Also, I am getting $30 MIR on the Raptor (bummed I missed the deal at Best Buy) and $20 MIR in the Super Talent.

Tips, hints and tricks for a first time in a long time Intel builder are welcome...

Zelda_fan
02-19-07, 03:36 PM
Those Core2's are really great chips. You have a good intel based motherboard, so why not overclock. I was able to get my E6600 to 3.0GHz 24/7 stable without any voltage adjustments. An extra .6GHz of performance, why not?

Zelda_fan
02-19-07, 03:37 PM
btw with regards to memory it's not so much the brand as it is the IC chips on the module.

I believe some of the high end supertalents use Micron D9 chips, which are considered the best in the OCing world.

jcniest5
02-20-07, 10:15 AM
The E6600 is nice, but I've heard the E6400 (much cheaper) OCs way better, even goes past the E6600 in OCed Ghz.

But have fun with your new system/build. Keep us posted.

DiscipleDOC
02-20-07, 10:30 AM
Your first tip would be for you to give me all of your AMD stuff. You're not gonna need that anymore, so I will put it to good use. :thumbsup:

mullet
02-20-07, 11:10 AM
BrianG The P5B Deluxe is a good motherboard from what I head, good choice. I think you will be pleased with the results. Why not RAID0?

Absolution
02-20-07, 12:15 PM
my system is surprisingly similar to yours... reguardless

my only tip for a new 6600 build is that it actually does take some force to close the zip socket, its like attaching an amd stock heatsink
don't bend the pins though

and if you're installing a zalman 9500, install the cpu before you install the backplate (the zip socket wont close otherwise)


as for the memory, im will soon be on my third set; it runs past 850mhz (haven't tested beyond that) at 4-4-3-8 @ 2.2v in memtest fine but doesn't run stable in windows - if i could, i'd sell my rma'ed pair and just get a different brand, since i'm guessing my 680i doesn't play well with it

BrianG
02-20-07, 12:47 PM
jcniest5: I got the e6600 for the price of an E6400. I have not OC'ed a CPU in a number of years as I have been satisfied with the X2. So, I will try for some good free cycles, but that is about it.

DiscipleDOC: Not. Heh. I am selling it to my brother. PM me if you are really interested. ;)

mullet; I have done the RAID0 thinig for a while now. I kind of want to see how the system feels with just one Raptor, sort of a dollar for dollar comparo.

Absolution; Not what I wanted to hear about the memory. It seems that they changed the heatspreader recently. Honestly, if I get 4-4-4-12, I'll be happy based on the price. Good tip on the Zalman; I'll post a follow up as i get the stuff and start the build process.

Thanks all...

mullet
02-20-07, 12:56 PM
Cool make sure you post pics man.

BrianG
02-20-07, 01:25 PM
Cool make sure you post pics man.
For sure!

agentkay
02-20-07, 01:37 PM
My SuperTalent runs at 920mhz with only 2.0v and 4-4-4-12 (by SPD, not manually tweaked). IMO Excellent memory that works nicely with the P5B.

Zelda_fan
02-20-07, 02:07 PM
My SuperTalent runs at 920mhz with only 2.0v and 4-4-4-12 (by SPD, not manually tweaked). IMO Excellent memory that works nicely with the P5B.

You mean 410MHZ at DDR2-920 speeds? If your memory ran at 920MHZ you'd break several world records.

agentkay
02-20-07, 06:15 PM
You mean 410MHZ at DDR2-920 speeds? If your memory ran at 920MHZ you'd break several world records.

Well, you are right, almost at least because its 460Mhz, which should be "effective" (not actual) 920Mhz because of the way DDR2 memory is designed to work.

If the number after the DDR2 (800 or 920 in my case) does not actually display the effective clockrate of the memory, well then of course I was wrong and misunderstood the meaning of the name/number description.

BrianG
02-23-07, 10:03 AM
The system is up and running. Very pleased so far.

I had a hiccup with a few random resets caused by PEBKAC errors. I forgot to bump the DIMM voltage up. Now happy at 4-4-3-8 at 2.2V.

Sling stream now only occupies 15-20% of the CPU's time. It was 30-40% on the 4800+. Impressive. The system is snappy. Very snappy...

Pics later.

mullet
02-23-07, 12:00 PM
Awsome man!!

Xion X2
02-23-07, 12:29 PM
The E6600 is nice, but I've heard the E6400 (much cheaper) OCs way better, even goes past the E6600 in OCed Ghz.



Not always. Clock for clock the E6600 is faster because of the extra cache, too.

BrianG
02-23-07, 05:34 PM
http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/5984/picture013sux3.th.jpg (http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture013sux3.jpg)

So I am done for now. I had to stick with the fanmate. No sense in running out and buying a brand new cooler that will never get above minimum fan speed...

Keeping things at stock speeds for now as the Zalman heatsink compound cures. I saw the idle temps drop four degrees over three days with my 4800+.

Here is what the system looks like now.

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/4971/picture026sbw4.th.jpg (http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture026sbw4.jpg)

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/1092/picture036sqb9.th.jpg (http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture036sqb9.jpg)

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/5856/picture039syr1.th.jpg (http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture039syr1.jpg)

mullet
02-24-07, 12:16 AM
Nice man, let me know how the OC goes.