Overclocking AMD's Quad FX Platform - Hit or Miss?

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Overclocking AMD's Quad FX Platform - Hit or Miss?

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:21 am

Last week LR brought you launch day coverage of AMD's Quad FX platform and today we take a closer look at overclocking this beast. With an updated BIOS and improved cooling we aim to beat our previous 200MHz overclock and get well over 3.2GHz on our test system. If you are intrested in seeing how AMD's fastest computer platform does when it comes to overclocking this article is a must read!

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Although it is far from orthodox and practical I took the system outside and onto the patio for the rest of the time I spent overclocking it. St. Louis just had a huge ice storm and with about 3 inches of clear ice on the patio and plenty of snow I figured the nice below freezing temperatures would be the best way to cool AMD's Quad FX platform.


Article Title: Overclocking AMD's Quad FX Platform - Hit or Miss?
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Postby dicecca112 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:26 am

Nate just don't hurt yourself the last we need is a broken ankle, electrocution, etc.

haha I just noticed my parents have the same patio furniture. If they caught me putting anything like that on it, I'd be killed, on the spot
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Postby Apoptosis » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:35 am

dicecca112 wrote:Nate just don't hurt yourself the last we need is a broken ankle, electrocution, etc.

haha I just noticed my parents have the same patio furniture. If they caught me putting anything like that on it, I'd be killed, on the spot


haha... i'm back inside now! :) Heck the table top is glass... hard to mess that table up! It was fun and it sure did improve CPU temperatures!

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Postby Digital Puppy » Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:36 pm

Apoptosis wrote:
dicecca112 wrote:Nate just don't hurt yourself the last we need is a broken ankle, electrocution, etc.

haha I just noticed my parents have the same patio furniture. If they caught me putting anything like that on it, I'd be killed, on the spot


haha... i'm back inside now! :) Heck the table top is glass... hard to mess that table up! It was fun and it sure did improve CPU temperatures!

Just hope you took your Vitamin C....or flu shot! :shock:

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Postby kenc51 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:05 pm

Digital Puppy wrote:
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LOL

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Postby pcrobot » Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:27 pm

I've often thought about OCing outside. In the 20' weather it would have worked well.

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Postby HONkUS » Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:45 pm

SO I heard that quadfather systems can do quad-SLI any chance we could see some benchmarks with 4x8800GTX's!!!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Postby Apoptosis » Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:46 pm

HONkUS wrote:SO I heard that quadfather systems can do quad-SLI any chance we could see some benchmarks with 4x8800GTX's!!!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


won't fit

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Postby HONkUS » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:17 pm

won't fit


:cry:

Thats right I forgot about the whole needing BFG WC 8800GTX's thing.
On the upside you can now buy the blocks at the Danger Den site just in case you have the dough/connections to buy 4 blocks and two more 8800GTX's lol.

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Postby HONkUS » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:49 pm

I would'nt mind seeing some benches comparing 4x7950GT's to 2x8800GTX's im not implying anything Apop I know you aren't made of money I guess id just like to see 4 of the fastest single slot GPU's going at it. (im assuming thats the 7950GT)

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Postby Apoptosis » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:57 pm

how does 2 7900GTX's and 2 7900GS's sound? It's in the works.

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Postby HONkUS » Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:57 pm

how does 2 7900GTX's and 2 7900GS's sound? It's in the works.


YAY! :mrgreen:


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