Midknyte.. How in the world can yu get the bus speeds to jump up 150...... I can believe the clock speed OK.
I could push my machine some more..but I think it just wouldn't be as stable. 5-10% OC is plenty for me...but I also only have a last generation VC. I have the 2.8 Northwood and sih today I could have gotten that one....as it is even lower in price then what I paid for mine originally.
14000 is an awefully good score. How much does the OC come into play? Maybe in games or other media of that type... things probably move faster and more fluid at higher resolutions.
Do you use the 6800GT VC? Mine does OK at around 400 and 800.
I agree..that the biggest differece is in the VC bus speeds..as sifting through all the tech. data and info..in the progress of better video properties, this is first..then it helps always to have a high end processor. It is really not that hard to follow or figure out and yes the Memory one has...is extremely important ,as it is the one thing that has to deal with all of this HW.
It is my opinion that if one has a high end machine to begin with...and all the other HW..including meemory and VC are top end..that for most ..it is not all that necessary to push it more ..other than for personal benchmarks or status...or just plain curiousity.
I am sure,upon personal reflection,that if I had what you and some here have in the very latest HW out threre,I myself would do the same..
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I understand how you or others always want to get a higher score,or wahtever, but that is a sreal good score also.. Are you not happy enough with that ro is it just one of those status things..like who can get the highest score??
From what I heard some drivers for Nvidia cards may produce a higher score..but also each has its own idosycricities about other things which may suffer.
Motherboard, memory type and timings,and bus speeds play an important part, and maybe teh 64 CPU 's do hold a key. Who knows.
If you have the time and money to invest..just to give something a .05% increase then go to it.., but I just don't see the point.
From yur post Badriver...you had the ram timings at 200,and I think yu could up those some,and that would help..as might OC just a tad...like 5 or 10 % for the CPU.
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