What a Q6600 can actually do!!!
Posted 26 July 2007 - 09:23 PM
I started out by running a ton of programs just to see what I could actually do!
Here is my list of stuff I ran:
iTunes (streaming music across the network from my musicserver)
Windows Media Player (running a dvd)
Folding@home (on one core only)
speedfan to monitor temps
Avast (doing a full system scan)
DVDFab HD Decrypter (backing up a personal dvd)
Remote Desktop (accessing my domain and file server)
World of Warcraft (logged in and playing)
If you don't believe me here is a screenshot of all this going on!
I never saw a single core hit 100%!! Truely amazing!! System was still completely responsive during all of this.
I also ran a Futuremark 3dMark 06 run in Vista but don't have another Vista score to compare it to. I'll do a run in XP later. However, I can tell you that my old score with the same system but a dual core E6600 in XP was 9277. While my score in Vista with my Q6600 was 9844.
The only thing I'm a little sad about is my temps are terribly great right now. The first time I put it in I had each core running around 52 which is bad on idle. So, after some research I found out that a Quad Core actually has a different method for applying AS5. So, I took it back off and put the AS5 on in the proper way stated on Artic Silver's website. This took me down to about 37 on idle and during the 3dMark run they maxed out at around 60. There is still more to be desired in my temps I know. I read some other forums and found out that a lot of people are having problems with the mounting bracket that holds the cpu down on the board being slightly warped and therefore causing the hsf to not fully hit the processor everywhere. They suggested taking it off and trying without it to see if it makes a difference. I also might try that thermal compound that MO had suggested to me awhile back (what was that again MO???). Finally, I might try lapping my water block to see if that helps. However, most people say if you lap the block you should also do the processor which I don't want to do for warranty reasons. If anyone has any other suggestions please let me know!!
Other then those few little problems it is running very very well!!! Great great great performance for the price!
Posted 26 July 2007 - 09:29 PM
here's the stuff:
Posted 26 July 2007 - 10:55 PM
Posted 27 July 2007 - 12:13 AM
Imagine what you will get after an overclock !
Posted 24 August 2007 - 06:03 PM
I'd also recommend some reading at xtremesystems, particularly the Q6600 OCing threads. Most of those guys are benchers. Many look for stable 24/7 clocks too. Check some the temps they are pushing and maybe you won't feel as bad.
They are getting much lower temps from higher clocks with the G0s.
Both my B3s will probably end up running stock speeds on air.
Current temps @84F on water as above. 2.4 stock
Core 1 60C
Core 2 59C
Core 3 56 C
Core 4 56C
Edited by WFO, 25 August 2007 - 01:30 AM.
Posted 02 December 2007 - 11:29 PM
Maybe next week i already have my new toy in hands ! Cant wait
Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:44 AM
Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:54 AM
You should be Hope you were sensible enough to get the 'SLACR G0' edition
Posted 11 December 2007 - 03:34 AM
Wow... that's an awesome chip... everything is incredibly faster...
Now Vista is running fast like XP !
3D Mark Score: 10455 (with CPU @ stock speed - 2,4 GHz)
Vista CPU score: 6,0
Will try ~ 3 GHz now.
Posted 11 December 2007 - 04:02 AM
Posted 11 December 2007 - 04:17 AM
GPU: 8800GTS @ 650 / 1782 MHz (~70º on load)
DDR2: 835 MHz (5-6-6-17)
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