Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Member

    rainman33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Dirty Jersey
    Posts
    363

    Help with getting more than.1 pts on HWBot

    I have been going crazy for a couple weeks trying to obtain more than .1 pt on the bot. I am really trying to get on the benching team to contribute even the small scores I get and simply because it's fun! Any help gaining more points is appreciated. I use win 7 x64 and believe I have my 950 maxed under water although with a little tweaking I am sure I can get more. I can't find a free 90 or 30 day trial of xp because it should get me more points being a lighter o/s with fewer backround operations going on from what I understand. A link to that would be cool too. Any suggestions, ideas? You guys need me to post any screenshots or anything? Again trying hard to get on the team, thanks a bunch!
    MOBO: Asus Maximus V Formula
    CPU: i7 3770k
    RAM: 8 GB Corsair Dominator GT @ 2000 MHz
    GPU:Gigabyte Windforce 3X 760 (water)
    SSD:Samsung EVO 120 - 1TB WD Caviar black HDD
    PSU: 850 w OCZ zx series 80 plus gold
    Water: XSPC Raystorm, EK 360, EK 240 rads
    Case:Phanteks Enthoo Primo

  2. #2
    Benching Team Leader

    xsuperbgx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ut.
    Posts
    4,486
    Are you benching at your stable overclock results? For benching we usually overclock past what most people consider stable. Push your cpu far enough that it barely completes the bench.
    Overclock your memory as far as it will go, faster speeds with lower timings.
    Don't use your 24/7 o/s. Run a different version of windows. Sometimes xp or vista is better, depending on which bench. Try to kill all processes in task manager that are not needed and set priorities higher on the bench.

  3. Thanks!

    rainman33 (05-05-12)

  4. #3
    Member

    rainman33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Dirty Jersey
    Posts
    363
    My 950 is no where near 24 hr stability when benching. Sometimes I wonder how I even get through wprime 1m! ha ha! I understand what you mean though. I am trying to get my uncore as high as i can and as far as ram timings I have not messed with them much bc I am not sure of how to set the 4th #. example: my mushkin at stock is 1600 9-9-9-24. If I go 10-10-10-? what does the 24 change to and why?I don't just want a "number" I would like to know why. and if I go 8-8-8- how do I know what to set the 4th # at? I read through the stickies and they are very explanitory, and have helped me trough everything else I guess my brain just has a wall up to understanding ram timings for some stupid reason. thanks man
    MOBO: Asus Maximus V Formula
    CPU: i7 3770k
    RAM: 8 GB Corsair Dominator GT @ 2000 MHz
    GPU:Gigabyte Windforce 3X 760 (water)
    SSD:Samsung EVO 120 - 1TB WD Caviar black HDD
    PSU: 850 w OCZ zx series 80 plus gold
    Water: XSPC Raystorm, EK 360, EK 240 rads
    Case:Phanteks Enthoo Primo

  5. #4
    Member

    OptyTrooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    1,166
    It's going to be really hard to get decent results with newish equipment as most of the people you are competing against are using sub-zero cooling and modded boards and cards.

    An ease way to rack up points is to pick a NF7-S or P4C800 and some good chips. Fairly affordable and should yield decent points on air.

    :
    If it ain't broke let me take a crack at it.

    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."


    Bobnova: "I suspect OptyTrooper of being a masochist."

    Dual Opteron 4334s @ 3.4GHz/Asus KCMA-D8/12GB DDR3 G.Skill ECC 1333/WD Black 500GB/X2 A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 in RAID 0.

  6. Thanks!

    rainman33 (05-05-12)

  7. #5
    Benching Team Leader

    xsuperbgx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ut.
    Posts
    4,486
    That cpu has been run by a bunch of people with sub zero, so it will be hard to get much 2d points. I am unsure if you could get many 3d points with that cpu, you would have to try with cpu and gpu maxed to see if you are even close. If you have some hardware that is less used by the sub zero people, then it would probably be easier. Although you may be able to get further if you do a chilled water type setup. Put your radiator into a bucket of icewater or something like that.

  8. Thanks!

    rainman33 (05-05-12)

  9. #6
    moocow's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Texas State
    Posts
    2,351
    Might want to get an 8800-series video card and beat it to hell. Should get you enough points to be on the team with that CPU you've got since 2D points really isn't going to happen.

  10. Thanks!

    rainman33 (05-05-12)

  11. #7
    Member

    OptyTrooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    1,166
    Quote Originally Posted by moocow View Post
    Might want to get an 8800-series video card and beat it to hell. Should get you enough points to be on the team with that CPU you've got since 2D points really isn't going to happen.
    This.
    If it ain't broke let me take a crack at it.

    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."


    Bobnova: "I suspect OptyTrooper of being a masochist."

    Dual Opteron 4334s @ 3.4GHz/Asus KCMA-D8/12GB DDR3 G.Skill ECC 1333/WD Black 500GB/X2 A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 in RAID 0.

  12. Thanks!

    rainman33 (05-05-12)

  13. #8
    Member

    rainman33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Dirty Jersey
    Posts
    363
    Actually I can get my hands on an 8800 so That's the way to go then. That p4c800 sounds like a plan too. They look cheap enough to beat up on as well not to mention I have about 10 478 cpus. I was starting to think that everyone is or was beating up on the 950 at one point so it would be hard to compete. The ice water idea sounds good too but while I look into the other parts maybe will take my asus commando back out and run it with a cpu not used much on the bot. Anyway all awesome ideas and I will be exploring into all of them. You guys rock!! Thanks a bunch!!
    MOBO: Asus Maximus V Formula
    CPU: i7 3770k
    RAM: 8 GB Corsair Dominator GT @ 2000 MHz
    GPU:Gigabyte Windforce 3X 760 (water)
    SSD:Samsung EVO 120 - 1TB WD Caviar black HDD
    PSU: 850 w OCZ zx series 80 plus gold
    Water: XSPC Raystorm, EK 360, EK 240 rads
    Case:Phanteks Enthoo Primo

  14. #9
    moocow's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Texas State
    Posts
    2,351
    Quote Originally Posted by rainman33 View Post
    Actually I can get my hands on an 8800 so That's the way to go then. That p4c800 sounds like a plan too. They look cheap enough to beat up on as well not to mention I have about 10 478 cpus. I was starting to think that everyone is or was beating up on the 950 at one point so it would be hard to compete. The ice water idea sounds good too but while I look into the other parts maybe will take my asus commando back out and run it with a cpu not used much on the bot. Anyway all awesome ideas and I will be exploring into all of them. You guys rock!! Thanks a bunch!!
    You have a commando?!

  15. Thanks!

    rainman33 (05-05-12)

  16. #10
    Premium Member #2

    Convicted1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Lake of the Ozarks, Mo
    Posts
    1,903
    Quote Originally Posted by rainman33 View Post
    My 950 is no where near 24 hr stability when benching. Sometimes I wonder how I even get through wprime 1m! ha ha! I understand what you mean though. I am trying to get my uncore as high as i can and as far as ram timings I have not messed with them much bc I am not sure of how to set the 4th #. example: my mushkin at stock is 1600 9-9-9-24. If I go 10-10-10-? what does the 24 change to and why?I don't just want a "number" I would like to know why. and if I go 8-8-8- how do I know what to set the 4th # at? I read through the stickies and they are very explanitory, and have helped me trough everything else I guess my brain just has a wall up to understanding ram timings for some stupid reason. thanks man
    To answer your timing question...

    A good rule of thumb to start out is to add them together... so 10-10-10 would then leave you at 30.

    RAM timings are ALL about testing and seeing what works and what doesn't...

    You'll even find that you'll be able to run some benches at given timings, but other benches will crash... Example... SPi1m can be run at tighter timings than SPi32m.

    Like I said though... You'll almost ALWAYS be able to at least start with adding the 3 together to get the 4th.

    Quote Originally Posted by moocow View Post
    You have a commando?!
    THIS! Thats a nice board!
    xXSebaSXx: "Fan reviews are easy. Spin up to full speed, stick finger into spinning blades. If blades break and finger remains the fan is no good; if the other way around happens then fan is a keeper."

    Bobnova: "I went squeeeeee like a teenager with the new muave Pokemon when I saw that foam..."

    I.M.O.G.: "CPU and GPU are at -10C, and there's water everywhere. Meh, windows updates are slightly less boring when done underwater."

    My Heat My HWBOT

  17. Thanks!

    rainman33 (05-05-12)

  18. #11
    Member

    rainman33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Dirty Jersey
    Posts
    363
    Quote Originally Posted by moocow View Post
    You have a commando?!
    yessir I do! Awesome board
    MOBO: Asus Maximus V Formula
    CPU: i7 3770k
    RAM: 8 GB Corsair Dominator GT @ 2000 MHz
    GPU:Gigabyte Windforce 3X 760 (water)
    SSD:Samsung EVO 120 - 1TB WD Caviar black HDD
    PSU: 850 w OCZ zx series 80 plus gold
    Water: XSPC Raystorm, EK 360, EK 240 rads
    Case:Phanteks Enthoo Primo

  19. #12
    Member

    rainman33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Dirty Jersey
    Posts
    363
    Quote Originally Posted by Convicted1 View Post
    To answer your timing question...

    A good rule of thumb to start out is to add them together... so 10-10-10 would then leave you at 30.

    RAM timings are ALL about testing and seeing what works and what doesn't...

    You'll even find that you'll be able to run some benches at given timings, but other benches will crash... Example... SPi1m can be run at tighter timings than SPi32m.

    Like I said though... You'll almost ALWAYS be able to at least start with adding the 3 together to get the 4th.



    THIS! Thats a nice board!
    Wow seems so simple to start out with. I will give that a try after my sons baseball game. Now I am excited! HA HA I guess I get a bit geeky with this stuff!

    Yeah I had that commando put away for over a year and didn't even think of trying it until you guys mentioned older hardware.Never benched or O/c'd once if you can believe that! Poor wasted board now that I think of it!
    MOBO: Asus Maximus V Formula
    CPU: i7 3770k
    RAM: 8 GB Corsair Dominator GT @ 2000 MHz
    GPU:Gigabyte Windforce 3X 760 (water)
    SSD:Samsung EVO 120 - 1TB WD Caviar black HDD
    PSU: 850 w OCZ zx series 80 plus gold
    Water: XSPC Raystorm, EK 360, EK 240 rads
    Case:Phanteks Enthoo Primo

  20. #13
    The Printer Guru
    SF101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    WCT ALB Canada
    Posts
    1,459
    like said above try and run multiple setups and you will get some points here and there.

    My 5 Current Rigs-Guest-Main-Work/Spare-HTPC-Laptop
    I7930@4.0GHz-Guest
    3770K@ 4.8GHz -Main
    2500k @ 4.7GHz -work/Spare
    3570K @ 4.5 -HTPC
    MSI GT70-2OC/770m-998/4800MHz -Laptop
    SF101 HW BOT
    Join the Bench Team!

    GPU's ("xfire"2x R9-290X@1150/1500"EKWB"|GIGAOC7970WF3@1250/1850|Asus480GTX@900/2000|
    2xEvga260Core216's SLI in HTPC-Retired gpu's 9600ati|9800proATI|8800GTS"320mb&640mb"
    |8800GTX|9800GT|9800GX2

  21. Thanks!

    rainman33 (05-08-12)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •