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Thread: performance after bios mod




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    Hey guys, after modding my bios to bring it up to a 5950u, ive noticed that at speeds that i overclocked it as a 5900 i get lower scores now that ive modded. I am able to overclock it higher and get higher scores than before but how come at the lower clocks that i used to have its not as fast?
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    It may have something to so with the hacked BIOS for the video board, but I don't know for sure. But as long as the board is putting out better numbers at the speeds you're running at, there is little to worry about. Just make sure board temperatures don't get out of hand and you should be set. :)
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    ok as long as it doesnt start smoking :laugh:

    but one thing that ive been noticing when i have been OC'ing it really high is that instead of getting artifacts i have been getting random pauses. Also at heavy loads ive been hitting around 75 degrees, should i start looking into better cooling?
    Pentium 4 CPU 2.60GHz @ 3.4 ghz
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    1 GB PC3700 DDR-SDRAM
    Nvidia Geforce FX 6800 GT core 400 mem 1050
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    WD 80 GB 7200rpm HDD
    WD 250 GB 7200 HDD
    Atapi CD-ROM 48x
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    That's a good thought especially if ya goin' to keep pushin' it.

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    Its most likely due to RAM timings.

    I never tested mine at the same clocks but at the top end I do score higher than I did before so it was worthwhile.

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    yeah i cant really play with the timings due to my OEM mobo... :thumbs do
    Pentium 4 CPU 2.60GHz @ 3.4 ghz
    ABIT A17 Motherboard
    1 GB PC3700 DDR-SDRAM
    Nvidia Geforce FX 6800 GT core 400 mem 1050
    Watercooled CPU and GPU
    WD 80 GB 7200rpm HDD
    WD 250 GB 7200 HDD
    Atapi CD-ROM 48x
    HP DVD Writer 300n
    Realtek 6 Channel Audio
    Windows XP Professional
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    He means the ram timings for your video mem. If you flashed it to a 5950U bios that was taken from a card without the exact same mem chips as your 5900, it'll have different timings just like regular ram. This will give you lockups, limit your o/c, etc.

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    ohh ok haha : omg:
    Pentium 4 CPU 2.60GHz @ 3.4 ghz
    ABIT A17 Motherboard
    1 GB PC3700 DDR-SDRAM
    Nvidia Geforce FX 6800 GT core 400 mem 1050
    Watercooled CPU and GPU
    WD 80 GB 7200rpm HDD
    WD 250 GB 7200 HDD
    Atapi CD-ROM 48x
    HP DVD Writer 300n
    Realtek 6 Channel Audio
    Windows XP Professional
    430 watt Antec TruePower

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