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You are correct- they are capable of high clocks but they use a LOT of power to do it :shadedshu

Now that you have a couple of systems running you can try backing down a bit on your OC on the 8120.... it is possible to get 5-10% less on your results for a improvement of 20-30% on the power. 4Ghz or less may be a good spot to try.;)
Thanks for the advice, I'd make it. Power consumption has become too large. Over the past month, my bill has increased by 3 times. For me it's not a problem, but the signal.
 

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Ok all my crunchers + a 560TI have been moved over to F@H! the 2600K @ 4.5ghz shows its getting over 40K PPD!!! the 560TI only getting around 28K PPD
 

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I find it funny and dissapointing that my 460 gets a lil more ppd then the 250's I use to have.
 

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Thanks for the advice, I'd make it. Power consumption has become too large. Over the past month, my bill has increased by 3 times. For me it's not a problem, but the signal.
Mine has gone up a bit too. May run higher clocks in the Winter and use the extra power and heat to save on the heating bill :D
 

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ok. I tried looking up on how to oc this board. Not much luck. Theres a easytune6 program for here but for some reason it won't install. I'll try again after next reboot and see if I can get it on here. May mess with it some. I read that it does work but not as much as doing it manually through bios.

If anyone have any exp with gigabyte and award bios. PM to guide me or point me in some direction online where I can find how to push this thing some.

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I wouldn't install easytune 6 unless you like cpu throttling. I had it installed on my x6 and every couple days the cpu would be running at 2.3 ghz. I went into the bios and static set all the peramiters and it didn't change a thing. After uninstalling Esytune everything went back to normal. I also disabled cool and quiet in the bios but easytune over rided the settings.
 

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If I remember right I don't think cool n quiet is on. I sure don't want throttling. Only I did was up my ram from 1333 to 1600 since my ram is stated 1600. I tried to mess with M.I.T. iirc but that didn't do anything but lockup. I know I need to make changes to other like NB but I'm not sure what all I want to mess with now in what order. I'm running a 945be so not sure how far it'll go stable.
 
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I never like to use those POS motherboard OC utilities. :p

If you have a pain in the ass Phenom/Phenom II based motherboard that won't let you undervolt (such as my Foxconn A7DA-S), you should try out PhenomMsrTweaker. It's the only way I can run a mobile 45w Phenom II X4 X920 quad core @ 2.2GHz in my 35w laptop (replaced a PII X4 P920 1.7GHz).

It's not an OCing program in any way. Rather, it lets you set multis, volts and P-states and can apply them at startup as well.
 

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If I remember right I don't think cool n quiet is on. I sure don't want throttling. Only I did was up my ram from 1333 to 1600 since my ram is stated 1600. I tried to mess with M.I.T. iirc but that didn't do anything but lockup. I know I need to make changes to other like NB but I'm not sure what all I want to mess with now in what order. I'm running a 945be so not sure how far it'll go stable.
Need to hunt around a bit in a gigabyte BIOS to find all of the settings but they should all be there but... I don't think the 945 is a BE? Check in CPUZ or the CPU part#

Also, PII's memory controllers run better at lower latency than higher Mhz (try 1333 @ cas8 rather 1600 @ cas9)
 
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Need to hunt around a bit in a gigabyte BIOS to find all of the settings but they should all be there but... I don't think the 945 is a BE? Check in CPUZ or the CPU part#

Also, PII's memory controllers run better at lower latency than higher Mhz (try 1333 @ cas8 rather 1600 @ cas9)
Norton is right about the memory. You can go alot farther if you step the memory down to 1333. At 1600 there is not much if any difference on a PhII as speed goes.







Congrats Norton you are a four star cruncher too. :toast:
 

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Thanks. I'll step them back down at next restart.

Here's a screenie to show all that I got. Any thought or opinions on what I can do to it. Lookin to get more out of it for crunchin.

 
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This is the one that just went together this wkend. So yea wcg is new on here also.
 
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Oh hell man you need to give it about a week to throttle up. All new builds for some reason need to throttle up on the crunching part. I noticed you usually hit full speed after you turn in anywhere from 100 to 150 results. Atleast thats how it's been on all my recent builds. If you notice the graph on my numbers except for today (x6 was down for 6 hrs) since the 11th my numbers have been climbing everyday and thats due to the 555 throttling up since it's build. I should be at full speed by tomorrow. It takes just about a week for the system to hit full crunching speed.
 

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Any configures I should use like on the cpu use, or anything I should adjust. I want to get the most out of it but I also use it. My other rig is maxed out and its moving along quite nicely, faster then my wife's lappy.

whats with the stars? i don't remember. You guys got 4 and I've been sitting at 2 for a really, really long time.
 
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I have my system set at 95% cpu which seems to help with heat some.
 

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Any configures I should use like on the cpu use, or anything I should adjust. I want to get the most out of it but I also use it. My other rig is maxed out and its moving along quite nicely, faster then my wife's lappy.

whats with the stars? i don't remember. You guys got 4 and I've been sitting at 2 for a really, really long time.
The stars are based on 7 day avg ppd. I think 4 stars is for over 7,500 ppd but I don't remember the level #'s for each star (there used to be a link in twilyth's sig that I used to use :()

You seem to be running a little hot- probably normal if crunching/folding but I would back off on the multiplier or check your cooling.
 

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The cpu's under an h50. I thought that was a lil high also as air was getting me around 43c. Funny how going water adds 10c. My old cooler did have some as5 under it but I ran out on last rig so I had to dig throw old coolers and find some tim which was kinda old but got me going. I should have waited on rig but I was too darn anxious to build again lol.
 

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The cpu's under an h50. I thought that was a lil high also as air was getting me around 43c. Funny how going water adds 10c. My old cooler did have some as5 under it but I ran out on last rig so I had to dig throw old coolers and find some tim which was kinda old but got me going. I should have waited on rig but I was too darn anxious to build again lol.
You're not going to last long w/o proper TIM on that chip... go get some AS5 and/or back it down to at least 2.8Ghz (WCG <80% or off)

X4 945's are C2 revisions and they run hot anyway- don't help it run hotter!
 

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follow jbunch07's method of merging a system with the furniture. A couple of builds in cube type boxes from IKEA will mix right in with the decor :cool:
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I have no other place to put them, we have two bed rooms and a sun room (which has not AC) so the living room next to my HTPC is about the best I can do for now. Also the router is here so I can hard wire each one in. I have two wireless card if I decide to use in another room. I am seeing what I get sell here soon so I can pickup that NZXT Source case for the 2600K
I know what you can sell. the 1055t LOL
 

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