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2500+ Mobile Barton Overclocking and Benchmark Results - PAGE 1

- Tuesday, March 16th, 2004 Like Share


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VX2_NLI Mar 16, 04
Glad to see an article on it that doesn't start off with "so our test rig uses Prometia Mach II cooling" since most people don't even have the money for that thing.

The Mobile was an idea already for upgrades but after checking things out it's a must have now. Any word on the status of all the other motherboard producers? Since it runs at 1.45 that really messes me up since I have the Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 >_< which has the great options of normal 5% 7.5% and 10% for Vcore changes meaning it'll probably force the processor to 1.65v right off the bat.
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Ace Mar 16, 04
Most of our motherboard reviews have the range of voltages that the motherboard supports. I also have the Pro2 at home and didnt think about that but at normal it should run at the stock 1.45 voltage. what's kind of troubling is the 10% approach- it means that you can probably only get ~1.6 volts to the processor at 10%
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corry s Mar 16, 04
If you get 1.60V you should be able to clock 11x200 very stable. I've talked to a few people and on some boards you can run 11x200 @ 1.55V or so. I tried but Prime 95 crashed unless I was at 1.6V, also if a board defaults to 1.65 for some reason you'll still get the advantage because you'll hit 11 x 200 or better at stock desktop barton temps.
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VeGiTAX2 Mar 16, 04
Thanks guys, I'll probably look around and see what the verdict is on the starting voltage. Right now I have a T-Bred B running 11x200 no problem. ^^ Looking for that extra step that the article went to though where options of 2400 appeared.
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corry s Mar 17, 04
ah well if 2400 Mhz is what you want I have to say the 2.4 gig I got from the Mobile Barton was the easiest OC at that level I ever got, just 12x200 and up the Vcore a bit. Might get a bit better performance if you go something like 11x220 if you can get the FSB there with some decent RAM
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VX2_NLI Mar 17, 04
Sounds like a plan then. I just recovered from a bad trip up to 2.4 trying that on my 2100+ it ran for a bit then puttered out. A nice little scar now rests on my heatsink from where it started to really heat up. >_< 12x200 was not a friend of the processor. Luckily I let it rest, flashed bios again after clearing the CMOS just in case and it boots up to 11x200 like nothing happened.

If I really do default at 1.65 when using it then I can take it up to 1.75 and probably hit around 2300-2400 which for me would be quite nice especially with a lower heat output than the current processor. Rendering in programs like Maya really drive the heat off the charts it seems so I can use any heat reduction that I run across. Plus the extra 256kb of cache will be a welcome addition.
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corry s Mar 17, 04
I've actually installed Maya on a 2500+ desktop system I built for a customer of mine. She said she noticed it ran faster than what she was used to in class. So you should think about upgrading for sure. I probably don't have to tell you with Maya mondo RAM is a good cure to slow rendering too, if I recall we put a gig in her system.
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