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by graysky
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Zotac IONITX A-U overclocked - temp reads are wacked out
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

Re: Zotac IONITX A-U overclocked - temp reads are wacked out

Thanks for the reply:

1) Yes, latest BIOS 9/13/2009
2) No windows here, it's lm_sensors under Linux. Also, the BIOS reports the MB and CPU and the CPU temp there is messed up too.
by graysky
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Zotac IONITX A-U overclocked - temp reads are wacked out
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

Zotac IONITX A-U overclocked - temp reads are wacked out

If I run my Zotac IONITX A-U (Atom 330 based all-in-one) at the stock settings (1.60 GHz) the temp monitor in the BIOS reads 34 for the MB and 41 for the CPU at idle. If I overclock the board (fsb up to 667 from 533) the temp monitor in the BIOS reads 34 for th MB and 14 for the CPU at idle. If I bo...
by graysky
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Zotac IONITX-A-U Mini-ITX Ion Motherboard Review
Replies: 14
Views: 3381

Re: Zotac IONITX-A-U Mini-ITX Ion Motherboard Review

I have this board and wondered if anyone else tried bumping the FSB from 533 to 667? Runs stable, but the sensors get messed up.
by graysky
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Zotac IONITX A-U overclocked - temp reads are wacked out
Replies: 0
Views: 1159

Zotac IONITX A-U overclocked - temp reads are wacked out

If I run my Zotac IONITX A-U (Atom 330 based all-in-one) at the stock settings (1.60 GHz) the temp monitor in the BIOS reads 34 for the MB and 41 for the CPU at idle. If I overclock the board (fsb up to 667 from 533) the temp monitor in the BIOS reads 34 for th MB and 14 for the CPU at idle. If I bo...
by graysky
Sat May 17, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: power consumption of my x3360 (kill-a-watt)
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

power consumption of my x3360 (kill-a-watt)

Got bored yesterday, so I ran checked out the power consumption of my X3360 system for shits and giggles with my kill-a-watt. http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8808/killawattdi8.jpg Powered Hardware Details: Intel X3360 (C1 stepping) @ 8.5x400=3.40 GHz 266/667 MHz Strap CPU Vcc=1.12500 NB Core=1.37...
by graysky
Sun May 11, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: Memory bandwidth tests... any real differences (part 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 2400

Re: Memory bandwidth tests... any real differences (part 2)

I edited the first post switching the highest 400 MHz FSB run from 5:6 to 4:5 (960 MHz vs. 1,000 MHz) and included some info about subtimings to make things more clear.
by graysky
Sat May 10, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: Memory bandwidth tests... any real differences (part 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 2400

Memory bandwidth tests... any real differences (part 2)

About 7 months ago I posted data comparing two memory dividers (1:1 and 3:5 @ 333 MHz) on my then Q6600/P965 based system and concluded that for the 67 % increase in memory bandwidth, the marginal gains in actual performance weren't worth the extra voltage/heat. Since then I've upgraded my hardware ...
by graysky
Sat May 10, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors v1.6.1
Replies: 56
Views: 82531

Re: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors v1.6.1

Version 1.6.1 is up. Totally re-wrote the section on memory which now includes a discussion on both DDR2/DDR3 and formulas you can use to calculate max supported FSB of a given module based on it's DDRX-Y and PCX-Y designations. Also re-ordered the first part of the guide.
by graysky
Wed May 07, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: HOWTO: Minimizing Vcores and Operating Temps-must read
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

Re: HOWTO: Minimizing Vcores and Operating Temps-must read

Thanks for the kind words, all. Be sure to report your success in the thread :) @bandieramonte - yeah, it does take some time and reboots, but I honestly don't see that you have another option... who wants to run a PC that uses power and generates heat needlessly afterall? You might find the info in...
by graysky
Mon May 05, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors v1.6.1
Replies: 56
Views: 82531

Re: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors (v1.6)

Thanks man, knowing that people are finding it useful makes all the writing worthwhile.
by graysky
Sun May 04, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: HOWTO: Minimizing Vcores and Operating Temps-must read
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

HOWTO: Minimizing Vcores and Operating Temps-must read

Well, guys I wrote up this procedure I used to minimize my vcores on my new x3360/P35-based system, and I thought I'd share it with folks. It's a systematic method anyone can use to arrive at a minimized set of vcores for a given multiplier and FSB value. The examples I present in this post are usin...
by graysky
Sun May 04, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors v1.6.1
Replies: 56
Views: 82531

Re: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors (v1.6)

Guide is now version 1.6 • Added a detailed section to help you find the minimum stable CPU and MB vcore settings. Check it out (near the bottom of the guide entitled, “Stress Testing and Minimizing Your Vcores”)! • Updated the CPU table • Provided a less than $5 method you can use to shave off some...
by graysky
Fri May 02, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Prime95 Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 5383

Re: Prime95 Poll

This is a good question... my system is failed after 18 h 21 m ... is it stable? I dunno! The FAQ that comes with p95 says: Q) How long should I run the torture test? A) I recommend running it for somewhere between 6 and 24 hours. The program has been known to fail only after several hours and in so...
by graysky
Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors v1.6.1
Replies: 56
Views: 82531

Re: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors (v1.5.2)

Version is now 1.5.2 (updates in first post)
by graysky
Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: new HD x264 video encoding benchmark
Replies: 9
Views: 2975

Re: new HD x264 video encoding benchmark

Location of dll plugin is relative to the location of the Avisynth script and not the batch file. It's Avisynth that does the MPEG2Source function call, not the batch. Hence, as long as the dll is in the same directory as the Avisynth script, LoadPlugin("filename.dll") should suffice. Coo...
by graysky
Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: new HD x264 video encoding benchmark
Replies: 9
Views: 2975

Re: new HD x264 video encoding benchmark

Interesting... so if the dll resides in the same dir as the batch file, how can one specify that location in the avs without knowing the abs path to the dll? Since I have no way of knowing what drive letter and directory the user will unrar the benchmark into, it makes that tough. If you look at my ...
by graysky
Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: new HD x264 video encoding benchmark
Replies: 9
Views: 2975

Re: new HD x264 video encoding benchmark

Killer man, thanks for the results. You don't actually need the loadplugin line with this version of avisynth but it doesn't hurt either.
by graysky
Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: new HD x264 video encoding benchmark
Replies: 9
Views: 2975

new HD x264 video encoding benchmark

Techarp is hosting a new HD x264 benchmark . Have a look and run it on your system to help populate the data table. Basically, you run the test encode of an HD sample (1280x720) and it will report back frames-per-second values for your machine @ it's clock/overclock level. You can run it at your sto...
by graysky
Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors v1.6.1
Replies: 56
Views: 82531

Re: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors (v1.5.1)

Cool man, glad you found it useful.

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