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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    Cleaning between the heatsinks cooling fins is a PITA, but using an air compressor with a high pressure adapter attached to the end of the hose does an excellent job. When you reapply TIM, you've already removed the cpu heatsink so this is an ideal time to thoroughly clean the heatsink and attached fans.

    The hardware bundle that included my Q9650 and P35-DS4 included a Noctua NH-C12P downdraft cpu cooler and NF-P12 fan.
    As I recall, I had no temperature or heat problems using this cooler and overclocking my Q9650 to 3.80GHz and 4.0GHz.
    The cpu core temperatures were probably in the low to mid 70o(C) range with IBT and LinX and about 10o cooler when running Prime95.
    With good airflow in your case and ambient temperatures in the low 20o(C) range, your NH-U12P should be several degrees cooler.

    A lint free cloth is ideal for cleaning both surfaces, but I do fine with tissue paper and/or Q-tips.

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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    Food for thought:
    Thermal Design Power (TDP)

    http://ark.intel.com/products/33087/...333-MHz-FSB%29
    X5460
    • Max TDP: 120 W
    • VID Voltage Range: 0.850V-1.3500V

    http://ark.intel.com/products/35428/...333-MHz-FSB%29
    Q9650
    • Max TDP: 95 W
    • VID Voltage Range: 0.8500V-1.3625V


    This tells me that your Xeon cpu generates ~ 26% more heat than my Q9650 when running "typical" applications. IBT, LinX and Prime95 draw a lot more power and generate much more heat than typical applications. This might mean that your cpu heatsink is working properly but that it has to dissipate much more heat than my system generates while stress testing. My system is connected to a CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS and it tracks how much power my system draws from the wall outlet. Some under $100 UPS models have a similar feature.

    A Kill-A-Watt or similar meter should provide similar information for your system.


    A web search using: what is maximum intel tdp provides additional information.

    Here are a couple of brief quotes:

    from http://www.intel.com/content/dam/doc...ower-paper.pdf
    Intel defines TDP as follows:
    The upper point of the thermal profile consists of the Thermal Design Power (TDP) and the associated Tcase value. Thermal Design Power (TDP) should be used for processor thermal solution design targets. TDP is not the maximum power that the processor can dissipate. TDP is measured at maximum TCASE.

    The thermal profile must be adhered to to ensure Intel’s reliability requirements are met. Note: Different processors SKU’s have different TDP’s. At the
    time of this writing, Intel® Xeon® processors for 2 socket servers (5600 series) are available with a TDP specification from 40W up to 130W depending on the particular SKU.

    TDP
    • Thermal Design Power. The thermal design power is the maximum power a processor can draw for a thermally significant period while running commercially useful software. The constraining conditions for TDP are specified in the notes in the thermal and power tables.”
      Notes:
    • TDP is measured under the conditions of all cores operating at CPU COF, Tcase Max, and VDD at the voltage requested by the processor. TDP includes all power dissipated on-die from VDD, VDDNB, VDDIO, VLDT, VTT and VDDA.
    • The processor thermal solution should be designed to accommodate thermal design power (TDP) at Tcase,max.TDP is not the maximum power of the processor.
    from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_Design_Power
    The thermal design power (TDP), sometimes called thermal design point, refers to the maximum amount of heat generated by the CPU, which the cooling system in a computer is required to dissipate in typical operation.[1]

    The TDP is typically not the largest amount of heat the CPU could ever generate (peak power), such as by running a power virus, but rather the maximum amount of heat that it would generate when running "real applications." This ensures the computer will be able to handle essentially all applications without exceeding its thermal envelope, or requiring a cooling system for the maximum theoretical power (which would cost more but in favor of extra headroom for processing power).

    Some sources state that the peak power for a microprocessor is usually 1.5 times the TDP rating.[3] However, the TDP is a conventional figure while its measurement methodology has been the subject of controversy. In particular, until around 2006 AMD used to report the maximum power draw of its processors as TDP, but Intel changed this practice with the introduction of its Conroe family of processors.[4] A similar but more recent controversy has involved the power TDP measurements of some Ivy Bridge Y-series processors, with which Intel has introduced a new metric they call scenario design power (SDP).
    Happy reading, but don't forget to study for your exams.
    Last edited by profJim; 05-06-2014 at 11:27 PM. Reason: added 26% TDP comment
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    Ok, so I'm thinking that the next steps are for me (when I next get a break from studying) to remove my cooler, clean any remaining dust as best I can (best I have is a can of compressed air, I've heard a paintbrush might help for between the fins) and re-apply TIM this time using the Arctic Silver 5. I will take some pictures of the TIM that has been on so far for you to critique before I put everything back together.

    In the meantime, are there any cost-effective upgrade items you can think of (bearing in mind prices are a little higher in the UK) that I might purchase to help optimise my system?
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    If you want to use an offline external hard drive for backups, a pci-e usb 3.0 card which should provide 80 - 100 MB/sec file copying speeds for larger files.
    Most cards will require one pci-e x1 slot and probably require one power supply 4-pin molex cable.
    P35 motherboards have pci-e 1.x bandwidth so whatever card you buy needs to be backward compatible.
    File transfer speeds will be slightly slower on our P35 motherboards compared with newer motherboards that have pci-e 2.0 bandwidth.

    Read the customer reviews very carefully, as some of these cards don't perform as well as the higher rated cards.

    I have a 3TB usb 3.0 external hard drive that works well with both of my P35 systems.
    My external hard drive came preformatted with one partition, but I reformatted it to three partitions.
    As expected, total usable size is ~ 2.7TB.
    I don't use the included backup software that comes with external drives as I prefer to use Macrium Reflect freeware for my backups.

    USB 3.0 flash drives have work well, but reading and writing speeds depend on how fast your usb 3.0 flash drives are.

    Check out Scan.co.uk or other local sites for more information.

    An aftermarket audio card offers better fidelity, but you really need high quality speakers or headphones to truly appreciate the difference.
    I have HT Omega pci audio cards in each of my systems.
    You can use a pci card or a pci-e x1 card in your system.
    Plan on spending ~ $75 - $200 for one of the better audio cards.

    Your specs don't list your monitor, but I really like my Asus 24" monitor.
    I'm very tempted to buy a new 27" IPS monitor with higher screen resolution, but the cost is $300 - $400 or more.

    How big is the boot partition on your ssd?
    I have an ssd tweak that will extend the life of your ssd and might improve performance somewhat.
    Last edited by profJim; 05-07-2014 at 04:39 AM.
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    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    My monitor is pretty old and not even HD - might add a new one to the wishlist if I pass these exams and finally manage to graduate!

    I recently purchased a StarTech Dual Port PCI Express SATA III 6 Gbps Controller Card so that my SSD would run faster so could maybe use an eSATA backup drive instead, still doesn't help with flash drives though I guess.

    My speakers aren't great atm so I'll probably hold out on an audio card for the time being.

    I haven't partitioned my SSD - thinking about upgrading to Windows 8.1 and wiping everything from it when I do.
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    I don't know if there are any advantages to running windows 8.1 on your P35-DS3L system.

    I'd like to know how well you ssd performs using the AS SSD benchmark with your StarTech 6Gbps controller.
    Download from Guru3D: AS SSD Benchmark Download v1.7.4739.38088

    These are my AS SSD scores for both of my systems:

    Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock-assd-samsung-840pro-830-q9650-e6300-using-p35-ds4-p35-ds3l-3x-screenshots-jpg



    Check out this list for possible solutions: Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Hard Drives, Hard Drive Enclosures, USB2.0 & eSATA, USB3.0 & eSATA, cooling fan

    You might be able to buy Rosewill products from Amazon in Europe.

    I've like and have used this usb 2.0 + eSata external enclosure for several years (using a sata to eSata cable):
    Rosewill RX-358 V2 SLV (Silver) 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA External Enclosure w/Int.80mm Fan - Newegg.com

    I don't know if bare hard drives that are larger than 2.2TB will work in some of the external hard drive enclosures, read the specifications.


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    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
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    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
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    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    I will get some benchmarks for you soon - I'm worried that they will pale in comparison to yours but at the end of the day I'm still learning so have lots of improvements to do!

    Is it worth getting more or different RAM or even a new MB to make cost-effective improvements?

    What about water cooling?

    I'm just aiming to achieve "the best bang for my buck" and other than needing to RMA a set of RAM that was causing BSODS this system hasn't let me down :)
    Last edited by lukevega; 05-07-2014 at 06:39 PM. Reason: Forgot to add water cooling
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    Don't worry about your benchmark scores, they are what they are.
    Your ssd benchmarks should be similar to my #1 and #2 tests unless something is terribly wrong with your system.

    Don't put a lot of money into your P35 system!! It's an oldie but a goody but there isn't much more you can do to upgrade it.
    Check around and you'll find that new or used DDR2 memory is prohibitively expensive.
    8GB of matching ram is nice but not necessary unless you are running intensive and demanding programs.

    Buying a nicer monitor or keyboard is money well spent because you can transfer these to an upgraded system in the future.

    Water cooling? You'll need to spend over $100 - $140 to buy a high-end all in one (AIO) water cooling kit that will offer about 5o - 7o(C) more cooling than some of the best air cooling setups. Go to HARDOCP - Cooling & Case Reviews, Page 1 and read some of the AIO reviews and you'll see that there are several air cooled setups that are very close to most AIO water kits. Your current Noctua NH-U12P Push-Pull is about as good as it gets unless you want to spend a lot of money for very little improvement.

    If you want your cpu and motherboard to last, I'd keep your overclock in the 3.60GHz to 3.80GHz range. Run your system at 3.60GHz for a week, then run it at 3.80GHz and you probably won't see a lot of real world difference. The jump from 3.00GHz to 3.60GHz is very noticeable but running at 4.00GHz would be a much less noticeable improvement.

    Start saving some money for a newer system now. You might luck out and find a nice, newer used system at a really good price.

    I was looking for a Q9550 or better cpu for an upgrade and ended up buying the Q9650, P35-DS4, 16GB (8 x 2GB) of high end OCZ Reaper ram and a bunch of miscellaneous hardware for not much more than I wanted to pay for the cpu only. Once I sell the hardware that I don't need, my net price will be about the price I wanted to pay for the higher end quad core processor alone. I'll keep both of my P35 systems as backups when I eventually upgrade to a much newer system.

    Now I have a system where I can do major photo manipulation using LightRoom 4.3.
    Once in a while we get lucky.
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    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    Positively atrocious scores from my SSD! :/

    Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock-ssd-png

    Any idea how I go about trying to get better performance from it?

    Also, if you don't mind me asking, how much does a system like yours cost and where did you find such a good deal?

    All the best,

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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    To get better ssd performance only use the motherboard's native Intel sata2 ports. Your optimal setup will be:

    • sata2_0 port: ssd boot drive
    • sata2_1 port: hard drive
    • sata2_4 port: hard drive
    • sata2_5 port: optical drive

    Your ssd partition is properly aligned on a 4K boundary for optimal performance.

    My ssd #1 and #2 benchmark results are typical for sata3 ssd's running in a sata2 system.

    note: The pci-e 1.0 bandwidth prevents add-in controller cards from delivering their maximum performance.

    Even if our P35 motherboards had pci-e 2.0 bandwidth I don't think that sata3 ssd performance would be much better than the native Intel sata2 ports.

    Case airflow and cooling

    You can probably improve airflow and case cooling by making the following changes:

    1. Move both hard drives to the lower hard drive cage.
    2. Remove the upper hard drive cage for unobstructed air intake flow.
    3. Make sure that both front panel air filters are clean.
    4. You might get even better cooling and airflow if you can move the front panel intake fan to the rear of the now empty upper hard drive cage.






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    Last edited by profJim; 05-09-2014 at 03:23 PM.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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