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Old 04-20-07, 08:54 AM   #1
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Default DC Opty @ 3Ghz 8800GTS SLI









All benchies run on Opteron 185 @ 3Ghz (12 x 250), 2 GB DDR 4000 Mushkin 3-3-2-5 timings, and 2x 8800GTS @ 600/2030

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=1732651 3DMark06 = 11,479

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=2935296 3DMark05 = 16,798

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=5318177 3DMark03 = 51,467


I know I am bottlenecked at the CPU and perhapes the SLI technology in the board, but I am over my PC spending limit as it is. How do these benchmark numbers look? About right?
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That's pretty awesome!
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Old 04-20-07, 12:10 PM   #3
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Very sweet! And I love the looks of that Antec 900.
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I like those results!

I've got an Opty185 as well with an ASUS A8N32 SLi Dlx and 2GB DDR500 ram. Haven't assembled the rig yet but I'm hoping to make it to 3GHz with my proc. Seeing how you managed on air, I'm hoping for similar results. What are the temps at that oc?
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I like those results!

I've got an Opty185 as well with an ASUS A8N32 SLi Dlx and 2GB DDR500 ram. Haven't assembled the rig yet but I'm hoping to make it to 3GHz with my proc. Seeing how you managed on air, I'm hoping for similar results. What are the temps at that oc?

I idle 38-40C depending on ambient temps and my fan speeds (ATM I am at 50% on the CPU fan and 40C playing music and browsing).

Load is 48C or so.
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Old 04-20-07, 05:16 PM   #6
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I idle 38-40C depending on ambient temps and my fan speeds (ATM I am at 50% on the CPU fan and 40C playing music and browsing).

Load is 48C or so.
Those temps are awesome. What case are you using?

When I first built my rig with the Opty my temps were extremely high (idled around 45*C) and that was just at stock speeds. I had four case fans (120mm @ 89CFM, one 92mm at 50cfm, and an 80mm at about 25cfm- for intake, and one 120mm @ 89CFM for exhaust). I am also running two 8800GTSs (640MB each)- and I'm thinking that my tower is just too small for all the components I had crammed in there. Then again, the mobo did die on me, and acted funny from the get-go, so maybe it was just the board reporting temps wrong. This is the cooler I'm using for my Opty:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061

I was using crappy silicone thermal grease- but have recently gotten some AS5. I'm aiming on assembling the rig tomorrow (just got the replacement mobo a few days ago). Gonna' lap the heatsink, and this time if my temps are still high- I just my go with a different heatsink or maybe even something a bit more extreme- like the CoolIT FreeZone, though my case probably isn't big enough for such a cooler.
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Antec 900 case and a tuniQ tower 120 CPU cooler.

There are pics above in the thread.
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I'm putting my rig back together right now. I'm trying to see if I can improve my cable management without having to cut away some of the case. Anyhow, here's hoping (and praying) that this time round my temps will be realistic. Didn't lap the heatsink like I originally planned to, but I cleaned it really thuroughly. And I'm using AS5 this time so I'm praying it'll work right. I'll probably only run one GTS to start with, and if temps remain low, I'll throw the second one in.
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