Biostar proved yet again that it´s capable of ultra high FSB and some serious overclocks and efficiency with sweet E8500 CPU. This kind of benching rig cannot be paired with anything else other than a monster DDR2 kit. Corsair DDR2 PC10000 Dominators were used in this instance
Biostar TPower P45 board
1.88-1,92vcore, 2.68vdimm, 1.69vMCH, 1.47vFSB
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 Q740A497
2GB DDR2 PC10000 Corsair DOMINATORS
(645MHz 1:1 4-4-4-8 timings)
PCI GFX Card MX200
620W Corsair PSU
Stock heatsink on NB (LN2 cooled with small pours)
kingpin F1 Extreme Edition Solid copper CPU LN2 Pot
Big mamma 35L LN2 Dewar
Windows XP Pro 32bit SP3
This CPU is a monster. It was able to handle -150C and it benchmarked at 6GHz 1M Superpi
Even though this board was a monster fsb clocker i was still fsb limited…..
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1M SuperPi @6GHz
Time – 7,906s
8M SuperPi @5880MHz
Time – 1m 41,968s
32M SuperPi @5826MHz
Time – 8m 18,188s
A few weeks ago I recieved 3 Foxconn GTX280 cards and the highly anticipated Foxconn Dreadnought 790i motherboard.
After some intial testing, working out cpu maximum speed in vantage and testing each card individually it was time to approach the holy grail of of 3D benchmarking, 3DMark Vantage Triple SLI!
Foxconn Dreadnought 790i
3x Foxconn GTX280
Corsair Dominator PC14400 sticks
Featuring tek9 4.0s gpu and astra cpu pot
Some serious runs will be complete in the next two weeks, for now you will have to settle for two scary images
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The biostar tpower i45 arrived a while ago after building a big reputation of high fsb. This was my goal, to achieve the maximum FSB I could, initially I was hoping for 650mhz.
I put my setup on phase change with my mate Andy (tuchans) crucial ballistix and immediately we were able to achieve 682mhz fsb. AMAZING! Northbridge was still on air and cpu at -40.
Next up of course had to be an attempt at 700mhz, to do this we put the northbridge on Ln2 @ -188 celcius, the CPU @ -130 degrees celcius and even put LN2 directly on the ram with tin foil! The result an amazing 724mhz and the front side bus overall world record.
Biostar Tpower I45 w/ nb pot @ -188
Intel E8500 cpu w/ cpu pot @ -130
Crucial Ballistix 8500 sticks
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