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3DMark 2001 looping problem

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OnDborder

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I have a question for the Xperts out there.....
When "looping" 3dMark 2001 it crashes after 3 or 4 times around.
I can run SiSoft Sandra Burn in (CPU, CPU multi, and memory ) and SETI continuosly with no problems.
So what do you think?

I am running 3DMark on Raid-on tweaker 5.1 from Humus.
182 on core and memory
 

Pinky

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I find 3dmark to be a good judge for overclocking success... actually, UT, 3dMark 2000 and 2001 are my tests while overclocking. They seem to accurately determine stability for me. The ONLY time I get crashes is when I'm pushing my PC.

Sound like your system's unstable, overclocked or not.
 
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OnDborder

OnDborder

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Pinky (Jul 26, 2001 02:21 p.m.):
I find 3dmark to be a good judge for overclocking success... actually, UT, 3dMark 2000 and 2001 are my tests while overclocking. They seem to accurately determine stability for me. The ONLY time I get crashes is when I'm pushing my PC.

Sound like your system's unstable, overclocked or not.

I have Crucial cl.2
How do I go about finding the source of instability?
 

Pinky

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OnDborder (Jul 26, 2001 03:20 p.m.):
Pinky (Jul 26, 2001 02:21 p.m.):
I find 3dmark to be a good judge for overclocking success... actually, UT, 3dMark 2000 and 2001 are my tests while overclocking. They seem to accurately determine stability for me. The ONLY time I get crashes is when I'm pushing my PC.

Sound like your system's unstable, overclocked or not.

I have Crucial cl.2
How do I go about finding the source of instability?

Most of my instability issues have been with my overclocked memory. I had to set my cas2 RAM to cas3 in order to go above 150fsb. Once I did the CPU started to scream for more!

They sell PC150 RAM for overclocking purposes now, I am considering getting some in a month or two (gotta pay off my recent investments first).
 

Josh

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OnDborder (Jul 26, 2001 02:02 p.m.):
I have a question for the Xperts out there.....
When "looping" 3dMark 2001 it crashes after 3 or 4 times around.
I can run SiSoft Sandra Burn in (CPU, CPU multi, and memory ) and SETI continuosly with no problems.
So what do you think?

I am running 3DMark on Raid-on tweaker 5.1 from Humus.
182 on core and memory

this little hack with WPcredit works on the Iwill KK266, but not sure about about your MSI though. Open WPcredit and edit register 55. Change the hex value from 89 to 09 (seventh bit to a zero). I've never heard this working on the MSI though, but it could be worth a shot. Good luck.

**I'm really doubtful this will work now, I didn't notice that you weren't using a Geforce card.**

Josh
 
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OnDborder

OnDborder

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Pinky (Jul 26, 2001 08:56 p.m.):
OnDborder (Jul 26, 2001 03:20 p.m.):
Pinky (Jul 26, 2001 02:21 p.m.):
I find 3dmark to be a good judge for overclocking success... actually, UT, 3dMark 2000 and 2001 are my tests while overclocking. They seem to accurately determine stability for me. The ONLY time I get crashes is when I'm pushing my PC.

Sound like your system's unstable, overclocked or not.

I have Crucial cl.2
How do I go about finding the source of instability?

Most of my instability issues have been with my overclocked memory. I had to set my cas2 RAM to cas3 in order to go above 150fsb. Once I did the CPU started to scream for more!

They sell PC150 RAM for overclocking purposes now, I am considering getting some in a month or two (gotta pay off my recent investments first).

Where do you buy that 150mem at?
 

dozier768

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OnDborder (Jul 26, 2001 10:23 p.m.):
Pinky (Jul 26, 2001 08:56 p.m.):
OnDborder (Jul 26, 2001 03:20 p.m.):
Pinky (Jul 26, 2001 02:21 p.m.):
I find 3dmark to be a good judge for overclocking success... actually, UT, 3dMark 2000 and 2001 are my tests while overclocking. They seem to accurately determine stability for me. The ONLY time I get crashes is when I'm pushing my PC.

Sound like your system's unstable, overclocked or not.

I have Crucial cl.2
How do I go about finding the source of instability?

Most of my instability issues have been with my overclocked memory. I had to set my cas2 RAM to cas3 in order to go above 150fsb. Once I did the CPU started to scream for more!

They sell PC150 RAM for overclocking purposes now, I am considering getting some in a month or two (gotta pay off my recent investments first).

Where do you buy that 150mem at?

just about anyone that deals in memory should have it i got mine from fry's i think www.pcnut.com has it
 
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OnDborder

OnDborder

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Pinky (Jul 26, 2001 08:56 p.m.):
OnDborder (Jul 26, 2001 03:20 p.m.):
Pinky (Jul 26, 2001 02:21 p.m.):
I find 3dmark to be a good judge for overclocking success... actually, UT, 3dMark 2000 and 2001 are my tests while overclocking. They seem to accurately determine stability for me. The ONLY time I get crashes is when I'm pushing my PC.

Sound like your system's unstable, overclocked or not.

I have Crucial cl.2
How do I go about finding the source of instability?

Most of my instability issues have been with my overclocked memory. I had to set my cas2 RAM to cas3 in order to go above 150fsb. Once I did the CPU started to scream for more!

They sell PC150 RAM for overclocking purposes now, I am considering getting some in a month or two (gotta pay off my recent investments first).

Ok, if you had your choice would you go with the PC 150 or let's say the Abit KG7 with DDR memory, which one wopuld you spend your money on?
 

Pinky

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DDR vs. SDRAM

sounds like a good discussion topic for the memory thread... hint hint :)

I haven't ventured into the DDR realm yet, other than the GF3 DDR, so I really can't say. I can say that DDR systems tend to perform better in benchmarks, but no real life experience with them keeps me locked in disbelief (I know for sure PC150 RAM would kick a$$).
 
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OnDborder

OnDborder

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Actually I did post that on the memory board also.
But I wanted to direct that question to you, it seems you have a pretty good handle on this overclocking stuff.