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Old 07-16-04, 07:29 PM   #1
ChrisRay
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Default Do you just inflate your benches then throttle down?

Lately I have seen alot of stuff occuring in benchmarks (well not just lately as far back as I can remember)

People who set their computers to unrealistic levels. Then benchmark them. Then downclock them again just for a few more 3dmarks/Aquamarks, (this is notoriously bad in 3dmark/aquamark senses. Also setting LoDS super low.

I have a philosophy when it comes to benchmarking/pressing my own numbers. Never bench in a setting I wont play in. I have this bad habit of playing in a setting (Like 350 core on my 6800NU) for just a few days then downclocking it, (Why? Probably because I cant its perfectly stable and actually runs cooler) Currently I am testing myself to see if I can leave my system @ 350/900 for a week, Once I get used to it I leave it like that no problem.

In Any Event, I have a real grudge against people who bench there system in unrealistic enviroments. And game in other systems. Because at that point. The benchmark itself becomes pointless for comparing systems.
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