Roadee's Fastest Rig Competition Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Overclocking, Benching & Modding' started by WildChild, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Tril

    Tril Triple screen racing ftw

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    I'm running stock clocks on the cpu and the ram.

    EDIT : I found a solution to my problem. I need to right click the link to the program and click "Run as administrator".

    EDIT 2 : I'm giving up taking part in Roadee's Fastest Rig Competition (for now). I'm having overheating problems when overclocking. When I installed my cpu cooler (Zalman CNPS8000), I noticed that it touched one heatsink of my motherboard (ASUS P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP) slightly. Because of that, I was not sure if the cpu cooler was laying flat against the cpu. I gave it a try anyway and the computer ran fine at stock clocks. Now, when overclocking the cpu temps of the two cores climb very fast, very high so it looks like the heatsink is probably not perfectly flat against the cpu. I won't be able to overclock until I swap the cpu cooler with the stock Intel cooler (or another cpu cooler) and I don't think I'll do it for now (feeling too lazy today ;)).

    So my advice to anyone reading this : I don't recommend using a Zalman CNPS8000 with a ASUS P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP.
     
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  2. Son_of_Thunder

    Son_of_Thunder New Member

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    Anybody know why it's been three weeks and blitzen still doesn't have any award?
     
  3. ChaosMinionX

    ChaosMinionX USB 3 dot oh

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    Allow Me to express my deepest apologies!

    I have fixed his entry, and he has been awarded the Avatar :)

    Between the broken Radiator that I had (got a crack in the welding around the inlet/outlet valves of the radiator) and the crappy couple of X3350 (45nm Q9450 equivalents) I havent been doing as much as I should.

    I am back to business though :D
     
  4. Blitzen

    Blitzen New Member

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    :eek: woot, thanks for the title. unfortunately that thing is about as clocked out as it can get so if anybody tries to take it from me i can't defend lol.
     
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    ChaosMinionX USB 3 dot oh

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    Ahhh the downfalls of Phenom :dead:
     
  6. Blitzen

    Blitzen New Member

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    i'm happy with the results i pulled out of that phenom. i raised it by 0.3GHz and it's a quad core. best yet is that it cost me considerably less than any intel that can keep up (unfotunatly there is a lot of intel CPUs that smoke it really bad)
     
  7. matthew_davao

    matthew_davao New Member

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    i want to clarify something with the intel stock single category, can I use a wolfdale and a dx10? the rules says E6600 at most. and dx9 cards only? Are the rules updated?
     
  8. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    probably so. rules haven't been updated in a while. they were updated shortly after the e6xx0 and q6xx0 CPUs were released.
     
  9. Optix

    Optix Slave To Technology

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    Nevermind...I asked a silly question and then answered it.
     
  10. Dybdal

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    Its been a while since anyone wrote anything in here.. :D

    But i want to ask the question.. Shouldn't the stock categories be brought up to date? dx9 i very old these days..

    i would take the intel stock if it wasn't because i used a hd 5770..
     
  11. malmental

    malmental System Builder > Hardware Specialist

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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    What you going all "YES!!" for about? :lol:
     
  13. malmental

    malmental System Builder > Hardware Specialist

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    I love benches and fast rigs... :D
     
  14. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    What? You plan on having all the crowns to yourself?
     
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    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    malmental System Builder > Hardware Specialist

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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    As long as new benches come up, this thread is still relevant.

    That is of course as long as the rules for the competition aren't changed due to the new hardware available now :lol:
     
  19. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    The people running it are no longer active members and the upper limitations to the "stock" are too low (Core 2 Duo/Athlon X2). Using out-dated PCMarks and 3DMark is doable but impractical. Plus, Driverheaven was renamed :p
    Also, my rig wouldn't qualify for an entry because it's stock, Crossfire and water-cooled.

    You would have to plead with admins and/or mods to either replace or update the rules & threads. I vote for a complete re-do, if they agree.
     
  20. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    A complete re-do probably wouldn't be needed. Just some updates to the competition like using the newer PC/3D Marks over the old ones.

    Hardware wise, most everybody here will have at least a dual-core system at the very least which could be the "basic / entry" competition. These would likely be older systems such as Core 2 Duos or Athlon X II systems. Newer systems would be current gen systems of course like the Intel SB / IB systems or AMD FX / APU systems for example.

    I wouldn't mind to be in charge of the competition now that the people who were once in charge of it are inactive, but I fear that my current schedule is far too busy for me to do that. At least until I graduate from school in April. Then I'd be able to monitor the competition.
     

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