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02-08-04, 10:13 PM
Running my system at 166 fsb in sync with my pc-2700 ram, and my 4 day old 9800 128 mb pro
Got my tweakmonster ramsinks and arctic silver thermal adhesive, my numbers are 399/375, and I got 16, 863.
My BGA arctic silencer is coming for the heatsink this week, and in another two weeks I will be picking up some corsair pc-3500. I plan on breaking 20,000, with my watercooled setup( which is taking longer than I would have hoped :( )
I don't see how you can break 20k, unless you manage to overclock your 2500+ to 2.5GHZ+. Overclock video card alone only helped me 1000~1500 points. The rest will depend on your processor overclocking.
02-09-04, 12:31 AM
Well, I can hit 2.2 stable with stock heatsink and aftermarket higher cfm fan. I do plan on hitting 2.5 ghz or higher with the watercooled setup and the volt mod with the wire trick to allow a nice 13x 220 which would be 2.8 ghz ;)
Ive already gained a lot from the tweakmonster ramsinks and arctic silver thermal adhesive, and when I get the vid cooler, I should get another 1000 points from the gpu overclock, then the rest will have to depend on my system. But at least I have a goal set.
if you really want a boost, and feel comfortable, you shoud volt mod your 9800pro. the core will be able to easily take hthe extra voltage cause of your wc and the ram already has ramsinks on it.
02-09-04, 11:12 AM
Originally posted by macz28
I do plan on hitting 2.5 ghz or higher with the watercooled setup and the volt mod with the wire trick to allow a nice 13x 220 which would be 2.8 ghz ;)
You would be lucky to hit 2.8Ghz on Prometia modded -50° cooling. It won't happen on water. Maybe 2.6 Ghz if you are good at that FSB.
02-09-04, 09:03 PM
I dont have water for the card. Question for ya, I just got the VGA Arctic silencer, and its only good for 425 core. Whats up with that?
02-09-04, 09:25 PM
That's about right. Might try reaplying the AS. Mine is watercooled and I can barely hit 245 with minor artifacts. My old 9800np did better on the core than this card, too bad it had infineon ram.
02-10-04, 01:58 AM
theres no way your gonna hit 2.8Ghz on watercooling if u had a mobile 2500+ u might be able ive seen them at 2.6 - 2.7ghz :p
2.4GHz and some tweaking is enough for 20k for sure with that configuration, and 2.4 isn't a lot to ask from a Barton that does 2.2 on stock cooling.
Cathar would have you guys think differently about 2.8GHz being impossible on water, but that's a different story...
02-10-04, 03:25 PM
So he's done it?
I would be happy to see any verification of that. And if he in fact has, he is in the .01%
Everyone else will never even come close.
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?s=&threadid=204273&highlight=2500 It's a totally different story as I said. First of all, Cathar's WC setup is far from normal. He uses two enormous radiators, an enormous pump, etc. and of course his Cascade waterblock. He says that, although the temps yielded by watercooling may never be able to touch phase-change, temps don't tell the whole story, as the Cascade cools the CPU in a very focused manner. (That's what I got out of it at least) His processor was handpicked as well. But any normal "good" stepping that does 2.5GHz would be capable of a high 2.6GHz using a setup like his. The newer mobile Bartons that are hitting 2.7 on average water would be capable of 2.8GHz. It's not impossible; it just takes extremely calculated choices, a helluva lot of luck, and usually a helluva lot of money.
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