Overclock bonanza: 8GB of Corsair Dominators; 4GB OCZ kit; XFX680i; Nautilus500 W.C.

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    Allo Allo :D

    Well here we go again :D

    Received some gear for testing and thought i'd share some of the overclocking bonanza with you guys here :D

    TEST GEAR ON THE BENCH TABLE:


    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (batch#L707A255) >> testing GMXs CPU here ;)
    ........Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (batch#L629F122)
    RAM:
    • 2GB PC8500 CAS5 Corsair Dominator Kit
    • 2GB PC8888 CAS4 Corsair Dominator Kit
    • 2x 2GB PC10000 :shock: CAS5 Corsair Dominator Kit
    • 4GB Kit OCZ PC6400 5-6-6-18 OCZ2VU8004GK

    Motherboard: XFX 680i LT Intel S775 Motherboard
    Cooling: Corsair Nautilus 500 Watercooling kit
    Power Supply: 560W Silverstone Zeus ST56ZF Power Supply
    Hard Drive: 6.4GB 5400RPM Seagate :) & 60GB 7200RPM Maxtor
    Graphics Card: 2MB PCI Matrox Millenium Special Edition SuperPI GFX heheheh
    Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP2

    Thanks to Corsair for the RAM and Watercooling gear
    Thanks to www.onlinecomputer.com.au for OCZ and XFX 680i LT mobo provided for testing

    BTW When i say Max Test i mean fastest MHz with 2.5vdimm (ONLY ON CORSAIR) i could achieve BUT i was testing so many things for such a long time that i would sometimes have another 5-10MHz in sticks in some situations ;) so they could all probably go a little harder still heh
     
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    Corsair Dominators

    wow impressive looking...but do they perform heheh

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    Corsair PC8500 KIT

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    STOCK TIMINGS

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    CAS4 Test 2.5vdimm

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    CAS5 Max Test 2.5vdimm

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    Corsair PC8888 4-4-4-x Kit

    This kit is going back to corsair so i didn't spend much time on them...
    installed windows and tested stock timings 555MHz 4-4-4- which ran fine...
    amazing for stock timings

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    CORSAIR PC10000 5-5-5-x DDR1250 KIT

    due to time restraints with soooo much gear i had for testing
    i've gone for gold here with 2.5vdimm set in bios on XFX 680i LT mobo
    This is also better of the two kits by about ~10MHz


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    DDR1250 5-5-5-x 32M SuperPI

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    Bump in clocks >>> i just jumped straight to

    DDR1275 5-5-5-x 8M SuperPI

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    Bump in clocks >>> i just jumped straight to

    DDR1302 5-5-5-x 1M SuperPI

    sooo should be able to get around DDR1290 out of them benchable 32M with this mobo
    Motherboard starts to feel a little shaky at these RAM speeds...probably a touch weaker than my eVGA 680i
    I think this RAM's got more in it with the right mobo


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    Corsair Dominator testing continues...........


    Here is where REAL performance is.....tighter timings W00T


    CAS4 testing 4-4-4-x
    DDR1200 32M SuperPI wow
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    CAS4 max 1M SuperPI run at DDR1233 4-4-4-x
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    how does it like tighter timings....have a look at these ;)

    Timings tightened: 4-3-3-8
    DDR1180 32M SuperPI
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    DDR1200 4-3-3-8 1M SuperPI
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    CAS3 Testing
    DDR800 3-3-3-9 2T
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    DDR900 3-3-3-9 2T 32M SuperPI (actually did a 460 run as well but didn't save it lol)
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    1T command rate at CAS3
    DDR800 3-3-3-9 1T
    1T shaved off ~40 seconds in that SuperPI run WOW
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    DDR860 3-3-3-9 1T 32M SuperPI max clocks
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    DDR880 3-3-3-9 1T 1M SuperPI max clocks
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    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (batch#L707A255)

    quick test >> i used a P5B Deluxe and customer W.C. kits a couple of days before the big test to pretest the CPU



    3.6GHz ~20m small FFTs Orthos 1.45v Loaded
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    quick 10m burn-in with 1.62v 3.7GHz....
    temps aren't too bad either considering the load and ~20C ambient >> i used Silent Tricod fans on the rad too EEK
    since it's not my CPU i didn't push it too much at 1.6v ......
    most of testing needs 1.45v as i've been benching SPI around 3.6Ghz mark

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    500MHz FSB Orthos is no issue for this CPU either >> nice one :)
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    did some more tests with Corsair Nautilus 500 watercooling kit :)

    this time with a new CPU i got L629F122 E6600 :D

    Asus P5B Deluxe motherboard though

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    4GHz :eek: :D

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    XFX 680i LT Motherboard​




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    First Boot
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    OCZ 4GB Kit DDR2 PC6400 5-6-6-18 RAM
    Part# OCZ2VU8004GK
    OCZ Specifications


    Watching memtest with this 4GB kit was THE MOST PAINFUL experience i've ever had
    >>> it takes so long that i thought the memtest froze on TEST#5
    >>> that's how long it took for just 1% completion :wired:
    i love my 512MB RAM testing kits hahahahha


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    I am using 32-bit Windows XP Pro SP2.
    I didn't need to fiddle around with any bios or windows settings for it to show full 4GB in windows.
    I realise that 32-bit is not an idea OS for 4GB kits but that's what i'm used to using


    DDR400 Stock Timings 5-6-6-18 Dual 32M SuperPI
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    1 Hour Orthos Blend Stable at stock settings
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    DDR845 5-6-6-18 32M SuperPI
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    DDR902 5-6-6-18 32M SuperPI
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    DDR916 5-6-6-18 32M SuperPI
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    CAS4 Testing
    DDR800 4-4-4-x 32M SuperPI
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    DDR844 4-4-4-x 32M SuperPI
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    What the hell i thought i might as well see if WinXP like 6GB of RAM while I'm at it

    Damn they look so ugly together hehehehe

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    Corsair Nautilus 500
    External Watercooling Kit
    Product Specs Here


    Corsair says this product takes 8-9 minutes to install compared to half hour to few hours on competitors products.

    I have to confirm this is the case.......man if you are a total n00b at W.C. it couldn't be easier.

    Click the mounting PEGs on the motherboard.

    Put some AS5 or Ceramique

    Get the unit out, block with Tubing already attached to it and coolant
    put the Snap on connector on the end of the tubing for the waterblock and click into the back of Nautilus 500

    open the bottle of coolant and poor it in........

    YOU DON'T EVEN NEED TO LEAK TEST WOW >>> actually the only place i would really check would be the two points >>> one on waterblock which is not going to leak no way....but always check just in case >>>> second place is the quick release joints

    I love quick release joints on the back........just click and release >>> sealed really well......i know this will probably cause some flow restriction but it's a great feature. You can even spin the tubing to position it properly if it starts tangling it won't leak (well it didn't on mine)

    Jump start the PSU and add Distilled water into the res and wait for the liquid to mix and flow through tubing
    (i did run into a hiccup here and closed the res lid and waved the unit in the air and positioned the block and tubing to force water to flow...took a minute or so LOL >>n00b<<)

    Now during the filling up process the pump will work harder than normal because it's trying to get the water flowing through tubing so it is pretty loud.
    However once the water is flowing through and bubbles settle down it considerably quietens down. It is still audible but when the rest of fans get into the mix it is quieter than other things.........i have a little video i have to upload with sound >>> i would get closer to Nautilus 500 and away from it to give you a relative idea on noise levels and then i would do the same with Corsair RAM Cooler and Chipset cooler..............chipset cooler wins the loudness test here hahahahha

    >>>>READY TO GO<<<<<

    i did actually wait for about 10-15 minutes for all the micro bubbles to go away before i started cranking it up




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    I LOVE THIS QUICK CONNECT FEATURE
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    PEG Mounting System > dead easy to setup
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    Power cable is sleaved with some funky rubbery style gear.... I LIKE!
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    LOL Glowing in dark for the people going for look EEK
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    Long tubing...........
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    Pretty compact this one comapred to Hydrocool 200 which i also had.......better preforming as well ;)
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    Performance is not too shabby i say >> check it out ~19C Ambient

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    LOL, where's the benchies? :p :D
     
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    LOL guys i've been sorting through 300MB of screenshots and photos ROFL....gotta give me a bit of time hahahahhah
     
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    holy shit those bunch of the sticks of ram are worth more then my fucking car :eek:
    i want benchies :)
     
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    starting to add some screens now guys ;)
     
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    nice work :D i've been waiting for this review xD i'll do some review on my gigabyte mb as well later on hehe been busy man.. show us more screeny :) and dont fry the mb and ram haha :p
     
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    I demand you put all pic up now! PICS OR BAN!:p
    say...where do you like dinos22? :Pirate:
     
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    if you meant live I'm pretty sure it's close to Mortdale :lol:

    have you tried "misplacing" the ram? :tongue:
     
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    LOL man you need to get out more dinos......you do have a WOmen in your life dont you?
     
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    i've moved to a secure FBI location with all those Dominators lying around hahahahahha :leet:
     
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    :thumbup:

    The XFX mb looks so damn good, I love it!

    Thanks for the review.
     
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    Dinos very nice.. it's times like these you wish consumer retail motherboards had 6-8 dimm slots :lol:

    For screen captures you might want to in future save them as PNG format and use SLI_dog's tweak in irfanview at http://i4memory.com/announcement.php?f=50&a=2 to reduce file size by as much as 75-80% while retaining the same image quality ;) ;) :)

    Yeah for 4GB memtesting it takes ages to get through even one full standard loop of test #1 to #8!

    I haven't setup my Corsair Nautilus 500 unit yet waiting on the Corsair dominators and psu before I do, but with those 4 plastic white pages they're sure made of some hard plastic. Have you tried uninstalling those plastic peg mounts yet from the board ?

    Weird location indeed for those system connectors on the XFX 680i board ?

    lol... you sure the FBI is up to the task ? :)
     
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    don't get me worried now hahahah




    btw guys i just added some installation notes on the Corsair Nautilus 500 unit

    Cheers all


    LEI > you're welcome buddy :)
     
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    George thanks for those comments

    yeah i agree the location is odd and it took me a minute to figure it out ROFL

    i HATE looking at manuals :D

    the motherboard makes a squealing sound when under heavy load. i've people post that about lots of different boards particularly 680i kind..........

    I love this Corsair Nautilus 500 >> it's definitely better than the Hydrocool 200 they used to have.

    If there are any things i would change on them it's the mounting PEGs into something harder for wear as i would use it a LOT and keep installing and uninstalling but for awerage user they are fine

    another thing i would change is get a copper radiator instead of aluminium just in case some idiot customer tries to use normal water instead of demineralised one as Alu and copper don't like eachother a lot
     

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