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Old 10-31-09, 12:15 PM   #37
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Man, this test makes no sense.

I just tried it again and got 7.5 CPU and 7.3 for graphics.
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Old 10-31-09, 01:53 PM   #38
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Yea that is weird. I suggest you just forget that computer and build another one. I'll go ahead and take care of it for you so you don't have to be bothered. I can pm you my address, oh and please ship it overnight.
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Yea that is weird. I suggest you just forget that computer and build another one. I'll go ahead and take care of it for you so you don't have to be bothered. I can pm you my address, oh and please ship it overnight.
Sounds good.

I think I want to go back to a Slot A Athlon 1Ghz CPU. I bet I could overclock it pretty well with my Ultra 120 Extreme stuck to it sideways.
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Old 11-01-09, 06:53 AM   #40
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Well, this is certainly unexpected.

After sending in my bad stick of ram, Wintec tested it and said that it seems fine. So they've requested that I send them another stick of memory so they can replace the pair with a new matched pair (they're covering the shipping for the second stick).

I was a bit annoyed that I'd have to either use 2Gb of memory or settle for the 2x2Gb G.Skill DDR2-800 I had laying around if I wanted to game. This would have knocked a good 600Mhz off my clock speed since I'm not a fan of overclocking memory beyond its spec.

But just for kicks I decided to just throw the G.Skill memory in my system with the same 942Mhz bus speed set. I loosened the timings a bit to increase stability, but that may not have even been necessary. Its perfectly stable! Even with the Wintec memory in there as well, for a total of 6Gb it ran memtest for a half hour and the system has operated without a hitch for 3 hours now.

So... I had a bad stick of ram and now I've got 6Gb of RAM without effecting my overclock. This is totally unexpected but I'm really happy to have a little extra memory to let Windows 7 stretch its legs a bit more.

Today was a good day.
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So wait, did you send back the ram and get a new matched pair? How did you end up with 6gb now? I get more confused the older I get... but much better looking.
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So wait, did you send back the ram and get a new matched pair? How did you end up with 6gb now? I get more confused the older I get... but much better looking.
I sent in the one bad stick I had, so I had 3Gb left.

They said they needed another stick so they could send me a matched pair, so I sent that in and was left with only 2Gb of DDR2-1066. I had 2x2Gb DDR2-800 laying around and decided to throw that in as well and it seems to run fine at 942Mhz, so I can run both sets in there for 6Gb total without losing any clock speed.

Whenever they get around to sending me a replacement pair I'll have an extra 2Gb for another system.

I'm just surprised that this G.Skill memory can run at 5-5-5-20 at 1.9v (its rated speed) overclocked by 142Mhz.
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Sounds good.

I think I want to go back to a Slot A Athlon 1Ghz CPU. I bet I could overclock it pretty well with my Ultra 120 Extreme stuck to it sideways.
sounds like dominance
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Old 11-13-09, 06:27 PM   #45
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w00t...

With 6Gb of ram my new WEI score is 7.5 CPU, 7.5 Memory, 7.3 Graphics, and 5.9 Hard Drive.

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Almost the same exact WEI score as me except my graphics are at 7.4
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