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Old 11-13-2002, 04:22 PM   #1
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*WARNING: i845pe motherboards suffer from cold boot syndrome


TEST SYSTEM
P4 1.6A Costa Rica 5/20/02 SL668
Alpha PAL8942T / Panaflo 32cfm fan / ASII
Corsair XMS3000 256mb
GF4 ti4600 / 30.82 drivers
SB Live 5.1 / WDSE 80gb / Enermax 550W
Windows98SE


BIOS SETTINGS
CPU voltages = default +5% +10% +15%
DIMM voltages = 2.5v 2.6v 2.7v
PCI bus freq = 33 locked
DRam ratios = 3:4 4:5 1:1
System bios cachable = disabled
Video bios cachable = disabled
Delay transaction = disabled
Disable unused PCI clock = yes
AGP aperture = 128
Audio/Lan/USB = disabled
Parallel/Serial ports = disabled
PCI latency = 32


OVERCLOCKING / SPECS = vcore - vdimm / cpu idle - moboard - case
2133mhz 133fsb 4:5 333DDR Cas222 = 1.44v - 2.46v / 41*c - 31*c - 27*c
2133mhz 133fsb 3:4 355DDR Cas222 = 1.44v - 2.46v / 41*c - 31*c - 27*c

2400mhz 150fsb 4:5 375DDR Cas222 = 1.44v - 2.46v / 42*c - 31*c - 27.5*c
2400mhz 150fsb 3:4 400DDR Cas222 = 1.44v - 2.54v / 42*c - 32*c - 28*c

2560mhz 160fsb 4:5 400DDR Cas222 = 1.58v - 2.65v / 44*c - 33*c - 28.5*c
2560mhz 160fsb 3:4 427DDR Cas222 = 1.58v - 2.65v / 44*c - 34*c - 28.5*c

2648mhz 165fsb 4:5 414DDR Cas222 = 1.65v - 2.65v / 44*c - 34*c - 28*c
2648mhz 165fsb 3:4 441DDR Cas232 = 1.65v - 2.65v / 45*c - 34*c - 28.5*c


3DMARK2000 32bit
133fsb:333ddr = 13575
133fsb:355ddr = 13756

150fsb:375ddr = 14829
150fsb:400ddr = 15028

160fsb:400ddr = 15466
160fsb:427ddr = 15605

165fsb:414ddr = 15713
165fsb:441ddr = 15717


3DMARK2001SE
133fsb:333ddr = 11106
133fsb:355ddr = 11283

150fsb:375ddr = 11996
150fsb:400ddr = 12131

160fsb:400ddr = 12445
160fsb:427ddr = 12614

165fsb:414ddr = 12648
165fsb:441ddr = 12696


QUAKE III ARENA 1152x864x32
133fsb:333ddr = 191.4
133fsb:355ddr = 195.4

150fsb:375ddr = 213.4
150fsb:400ddr = 217.5

160fsb:400ddr = 226.4
160fsb:427ddr = 230.8

165fsb:414ddr = 231.2
165fsb:441ddr = 233.0


X-ISLE DEMO 1024x768x32
133fsb:333ddr = 119.8
133fsb:355ddr = 121.3

150fsb:375ddr = 127.1
150fsb:400ddr = 128.3

160fsb:400ddr = 129.7
160fsb:427ddr = 132.1

165fsb:414ddr = 132.5
165fsb:441ddr = 132.5


UT2003 DEMO 1024x768x32 = Flyby - Botmatch
133fsb:333ddr = 153.9 - 56.8
133fsb:355ddr = 155.6 - 58.0

150fsb:375ddr = 162.5 - 64.2
150fsb:400ddr = 163.5 - 65.5

160fsb:400ddr = 166.6 - 68.4
160fsb:427ddr = 167.6 - 69.8

165fsb:414ddr = 167.9 - 70.1
165fsb:441ddr = 168.0 - 70.6


SCISOFT SANDRA = memory - cpu - media - file system
133fsb:333ddr = 2534/2450 - 3674/1415/2799 - 8467/10762 - 31245
133fsb:355ddr = 2689/2596

150fsb:375ddr = 2851/2767 - 4147/1597/3158 - 9550/12143 - 31702
150fsb:400ddr = 3044/2937

160fsb:400ddr = 3054/2954 - 4424/1707/3370 - 10186/12948 - 31400
160fsb:427ddr = 3249/3130

165fsb:414ddr = 3135/3032 - 4644/1749/3453 - 10445/13270 - 31376
165fsb:441ddr = 3311/3181


STRESS TESTS

Memtest86 (all 11 tests, looping for 5 hours)
Cas2-5-2-2 (4:5) passed upto 165fsb 414ddr
Cas2-5-2-2 (3:4) passed upto 160fsb 427ddr

Prime95 (looping for 5 hours)
passed upto 2648mhz 165fsb 414ddr


2 STICKS OF RAM

Memtest86 (all 11 tests, looping for 5 hours)
1:1 = passed 165fsb 330ddr
4:5 = passed 165fsb 414ddr
3:4 = passed 158fsb 421ddr (lost 2fsb)

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Old 11-13-2002, 05:10 PM   #2
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OOOO...4:5 mem ratio...
you might want to make it OFFICIAL?
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Old 11-13-2002, 05:21 PM   #3
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hehe ~ who am i to make it OFFICIAL?

ok shes up and running....

install was easy ~ no drama there.
i took a wild guess and threw my Sb live in slot5 and my nic in slot4 ~ IRQs worked out fine for Win98SE.
used the Intel Inf v4101012 & IAA v2.202126 as supplied on the cd.
bios is typical Abit ~ everything is pretty much self explanitory in there (to me anyways)

the AGP slot is 1 slot lower then usual ~ ram swaps will be easy, hurray!
cpu temps are about 12*C higher then an Asus board.
default voltage reads as 1.44v ~ but weve all been thru this before right? no need to rehash...

im not sure what to comment on so LMK if you guys have any Qs

133:333 bechmarks are comin up next....
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Old 11-13-2002, 05:31 PM   #4
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Hum, should I do a BE7 or IT7 Max2 Rev. 2 review?
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Old 11-13-2002, 05:32 PM   #5
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Hum, should I do a BE7 or IT7 Max2 Rev. 2 review?
ummm IT7 Max2R2
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Old 11-13-2002, 05:39 PM   #6
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Cant wait to see the benches for this board. I ordered it last night for 70 dollars and i was wondering if it was worth it.
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Old 11-13-2002, 05:47 PM   #7
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Give it a good thrashing, Thugs (I'm sure I don't have to say that twice ). I'm interested in how high you can get a stable FSB. And the memory controller..... How does it handle all of your different memory modules?
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Old 11-13-2002, 05:49 PM   #8
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Hum, should I do a BE7 or IT7 Max2 Rev. 2 review?
ummm IT7 Max2R2
LMAO I really like the layout on that BE7 Too.
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Old 11-13-2002, 06:42 PM   #9
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Give it a good thrashing, Thugs (I'm sure I don't have to say that twice ). I'm interested in how high you can get a stable FSB. And the memory controller..... How does it handle all of your different memory modules?
for the sake of the thread im sticking with only 1 of my 256mb sticks.
ill be testing w/ 2 sticks later on.
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Old 11-13-2002, 10:00 PM   #10
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133:333 benchmarks are posted ~ 133:355 is up next
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Old 11-13-2002, 10:16 PM   #11
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133:355 benchmarks are posted ~ 150:375 is up next
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150:375 benchmarks are posted ~ 150:400 is up next
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Old 11-14-2002, 12:03 AM   #13
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150:400 benchmarks are posted ~ i had to raise the vdimm to 2.6v.

vcore at idle is 1.44v ~ under load (prime95) it falls to 1.42v (only .02v not bad at all!)
max cpu temp (prime95) is 53*C ~ still about 12*C higher then Asus.

160:400 is up next
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bump for the 166fsb results.....
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Old 11-14-2002, 02:14 AM   #15
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NOw you see some of the undervolting I have to deal with the epox 4bda mobo!!!! What is the max vcore setting on the boad and with the normal .06v undervolting will you be able to test it at 1.7v????

I hope you don't fall in love with this board as we need to each get one of the GB DCDDR mobo (diff barnds preferably) and review them against one another with our 1.6's that are fairly similar...
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Old 11-14-2002, 05:43 AM   #16
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Duvie ~ yes i see the undervolting, but i dont see it making a difference.
perhaps we should start stating vcore under load instead of idle? [img]i/expressions/rolleye.gif[/img]
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Old 11-14-2002, 08:34 AM   #17
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Thugs, I think you are seeing the two extremes of CPU temp readings. Asus tends to read low, Abit tends to read high. Actual is somewhere in between.
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Hum, should I do a BE7 or IT7 Max2 Rev. 2 review?
ummm IT7 Max2R2
LMAO I really like the layout on that BE7 Too.
how about both...

btw...glad to see all the o/c peeps in here too...kinda funny how we all follow Thugs...

ok...
what we got so far
vcore abit 1.50v=asus 1.56v
cpu temp abit 41c=asus 32c
who is lying? who knows :Q

can't wait to see how high this set up will go...cpu dependent, mem dependent, and combo of both...would it be different or same as Asus? we will find out soon enough...work it THUGS!!!
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Old 11-14-2002, 12:24 PM   #19
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gmorning

im really liking this board ~ it has a great personality so far

during bootup it tells you the FSB/DDR/CPU speed even if its just a reboot ~ no need to check with some stupid software that is probably wrong
CPUz does not work on this board.
WCPUid works fine.
Sandra is hella wrong ~ as usual
the 4:5 benchmarks are just awesome ~ it works better then a P4B 3:4
the board is also a bit easier to deal with ... if it boots at X fsb it will run @ X fsb, un like an Asus that will usually boot a good 10fsb higher and then crash ...a lot :Q

ok back to work here ~ 160:400ddr comin up in a few....
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Old 11-14-2002, 12:31 PM   #21
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did you get the latest CPU-z?
HD tach doesn't work...that's weird...maybe they will come out with an update.
that 4:5 seems pretty sweet also...
171fsb 4:5 would give 428ddr...still well over 3000mb/s bandwidth...i want one...
so where did that guy find one for $70???
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Old 11-14-2002, 12:38 PM   #22
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since the board tells you what its running at during boot ~ CPUz isnt really needed. ill try out the latest version tho. (latest version didnt work on the P4B533)

ill also try the latest HD tach, but it has never worked for me before in Win98.
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since the board tells you what its running at during boot ~ CPUz isnt really needed. ill try out the latest version tho. (latest version didnt work on the P4B533)

ill also try the latest HD tach, but it has never worked for me before in Win98.
id uninstall IAA but i cant ~ this board will not load vid drivers w/o it :Q

i know SCK saw this! ~ 155fsb:388ddr = 2958/2862 ~ pretty sweet for 388ddr huh?
YES i did...that was one the first thing i noticed...
i also see that this is a keeper already, without even finalizing the test...cause the p4b533 is up for sale in FS...
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thugs...you might be able to find a mod bios to unlock the vdimm to 3.3v
like Mr. Natural's Bios...i know there is a mod for the IT7 series...
that's weird you had to up the vdimm when Asus board doesn't even need it
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