Easier said than done. I tried all the different tools, AMD overdrive, setfsb, memset, tweaker, nothing works except Nvidia system tools. The first problem is that I canít seem to change the cas latency for the memory. I can change all the other sub-timings but not that. According to cpu-z the spd for the ram at 400MHz is 6-6-6-15 but the ram is set at 5-5-5-15 for 333MHz. I can change it to 5-6-6-15 or 5-6-6-18 but I canít change the cas from 5.
The results so far.
CPU-z: 2729.98. 1st out of 8 = 2 points. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1020948
2.73 from a 2.1 chip isnít too bad considering how hot this thing was getting. More importantly, a promotion to 1st and 2 points.
PCmark05: 3979. 3rd of 3 = 1.0 points.
I just wasnít getting anywhere on this test with this chip.
Pifast: 49.27s. 2nd of 7 = 1.5 points.
Almost 14 secondsí improvement. Up to second.
SuperPi 1m: 35.755s. 2nd out of 6 = 1.5 points.
Almost 9 seconds improvement. Stayed at 2nd.
SuperPi 32m: 35m 33.191s. 2nd out of 6 = 1.5 points.
Just under 4 minutes improvement. Stayed second.
wPrime 1024: 16m 15.125s (975.125s). 1st out of 7 = 2 points.
Just under 5 minutes (275s) improvement. Big promotion from 5th to 1st.
wPrime 32m: 29.609s. 1st out of 7 = 2 points.
10.61 seconds improvement. Another big promotion from 7th to 1st.
A good improvement all round with the CPU tests, most noticeable in the dual threaded wPrime. An extra 5.1 points to boot, nice.
On to the GPU overclock. Using a standard CPU overclock of 2624.9 with the ram at 416.7 CL5-5-5-15, we managed to improve again.
Stock settings for this GPU are: GPU 400x Mem 675x Shaders 800. The GPU must stay at 50% or less of the shader speed or Nvidia control centre gets grumpy with you and resets to the last working settings.
GPU settings: 605x1200x1333
3dm01: 8759 marks. 3rd out of 11 = 1.0 points.
Thatís a 6036 marks improvement. Iím stunned. From 8th to 3rd.
GPU settings: 605x1000x1275.
3dm03: 3835 marks. 3rd out of 11 = 1.0 points.
An extra 1112 marks and big promotion. From 9th to 3rd.
GPU settings: 580x100x1350.
3dm05: 2278 marks. 2nd out of 11 = 1.5 points.
627 marks improvement. I know the scores arenít stellar, but the improvement is good. From 7th to 2nd.
GPU settings: 580x1100x1333.
3dm06: 1211 marks. 1st out of 6 = 2.0 points.
342 marks extra, more importantly from 5th to 1st.
GPU settings: 580x1100x1350
Aquamark 3: 33,288. 3rd out of 14 = 1.0 points.
9,713 points more. From 9th to 3rd.
For the GPU, from a humble 1.7 points to 6.1 points and 5 cups. Not a lot of points I know but it all adds up.
Looking at the whole package thatís 18 points, 4 gold, 4, silver and 4 bronze cups. Not too bad. I still wonít play Oblivion on it, but I might just move my Dreamweaver course work onto it. With a moderate overclock and a notebook cooler of some kind it would work.