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    Default Re: Gigabyte G41M-Combo Vcore BIOS setting does not work

    You're welcome, it's so much easier working with you with your well above average experience and knowledge.

    re: The right way to stress-test an overclocked PC Trying To Be Helpful

    The author's approach is similar to mine, but he didn't include the Prime95 large FFT test.

    Why don't I follow his approach? Because I don't play games on my computer.

    I see his approach as not being terribly realistic, unless I was abusing my cpu by running IBT or LinX for hours on end while gaming. If I were a gamer and if I sometimes ran other demanding/intensive programs while gaming, I would then run my most demanding games while encoding videos or run other demanding applications at the same time.

    Here's another excellent stress test; run your favorite zip archiving program where you archive a large folder (e.g. 10GB - 25GB) such as your My Documents folder. After you have created the archive, use the archiving program to test the integrity of the newly created archive file. If the integrity check has no errors, run the archiving program on the newly created archive file and unzip the archive file to a temporary folder to ensure that there aren't any errors.

    BTW, how about buying an ssd and using it as a boot disk!!
    I would go with a 250GB or 500GB ssd unless you are also running Photoshop or other demanding programs where you might need to buy a larger drive..

    Buyer Beware: Some of the least expensive ssd's have performance issues when under heavy load.
    Do your homework and read ssd reviews from the most reputable review sites.

    Based on many reviews, the Crucial BX100 ssd got rave reviews as an inexpensive, budget ssd with performance that was almost on par with more expensive ssds. BUT, and this is a big one, Crucial's replacement for the BX100 was the BX200 and all of the review sites showed how the BX200 had significantly worse performance than the BX100 models.

    Check out the final thoughts in Crucial BX200 480GB & 960GB SATA III SSD Review

    You will probably find that spending $10 or $20 more will overcome the deficiencies in the lowest price models.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G41M-Combo Vcore BIOS setting does not work

    Oops, I overlooked the last part of your post dealing with cpu speed and performance.

    At 2500MHz (2.50GHz) a 100MHz increase in cpu speed is a 4.0% increase.
    At 3000MHz (3.00GHz) a 100MHz increase in cpu speed is a 3.3% increase and the increase from 2500MHz is 20%.
    At 3600MHz (3.60GHz) a 100MHz increase in cpu speed is a 2.8% increase and the increase from 2500MHz is 44%.
    At 3700MHz (3.70GHz) a 100MHz increase in cpu speed is a 2.7% increase and the increase from 2500MHz is 48%.
    At 4000MHz (4.00GHz) a 100MHz increase in cpu speed is a 2.5% increase and the increase from 2500MHz is 60%.

    An interesting side note, IBT and LinX GFlops scores will closely increase the same amount as the percentage increase in cpu speed.
    Using more memory in an IBT or LinX test will almost always give higher GFlops scores.
    I usually use 4096MB of memory in these tests with my 8GB memory setup, but I only run with3, 4, or 5 test loops.
    With your current temperatures I would not run either test.

    Even though there is a 4.8% difference in cpu speed with both of the following setups

    • Q9550 @ 4.012GHz, ram = 944MHz
    • Q9550 @ 3.825GHz, ram =1080MHz

    there is very little difference in performance.
    There might be a more noticeable performance difference if I was running any of the following applications:
    • encoding videos or music
    • performing major image editing with very large RAW photo files in Photoshop
    • image rendering or a Cinebench benchmark


    BTW, I forgot that I had installed PassMark's Performance Test evaluation software a while ago but never used it.
    I ran the full benchmark with my 3.825GHz setup but did not overclock my video card.



    My uploaded Performance Test summary results: PassMark Software - Display Baseline ID# 677577


    These are the detailed results that compare my almost 9 year old hardware with some newer hardware:

    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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