My aim is to overclock and benchmark them like old times, beat all my old records and try to beat out the old #1 spots!
vmod tricks and watercooling to come!
Always check the latest pages of the thread for updates!
Benchmarked new Radeon 9800 XXL proving to be a menace!
After getting my hands on an XP-M, I got serious about breaking the atomic AthlonXP 3DMark01se record!
And as of today, 25/5/2012, complete!
#1 21286 Morgoth - XP-M 2400+@2640MHz, 9800XXL@500/420
Here's list of parts,
Look through the thread to find updates, screenshots and other pictures of the progress
At a glance I think it's 4x Barton unlocked 2500+, 1x Barton 2700+ Locked, 1x 1800+ Palomino or Tbred or something :/
2x Abit NF7-s2 mobos
1x Epox 8ARDA+ NF2 mobo
2x256Mb Corsair XMS PC3000 C2 BH5
2x512Mb OCZ EL Platinum PC3200 BH5
2x512Mb OCZ EL Gold GX PC3500 BH5
Some shitty Legend RAM ^^
Radeon 9800XT 256Mb 128bit - craptastic one, seems rooted, performs about as good as a 9200se
Radeon X1950Pro 512Mb 256bit
Superflower 500W PSU
Swiffy MCP655 Pump
Swiffy Storm G4 CPU block
Swiffy MCW80 GPU block
Bunch of other random blocks that include NB block and something that might also fit the GPU
Pick of a bunch of good fans
I'll update all progress and pictures here as I go
First and foremost, we have life!
Using a Barton CPU, NF7S 2 mobo, 2x256MB Corsair BH5, the Radeon 9800XT 128 bit =[
Aliali donated a Radeon X1950Pro to the cause, but powering it on in the spare motherboard produced artifacts :/
Stock benchmarks are unfortunately held back by the 128bit GPU, and the fact this system is 8 years old haha :D
3Dmark01se scoring ~10,000
Okay, I was playing around with my Corsair 2x256Mb PC3000 2-2-2-5 BH5 sticks, stock mobo only hits 2.9 Vdimm, so all BH5 is limited to around 200-225Mhz at the most, until I do the 3.3v line mod to the Dimm slots =]
I wasn't getting anywhere with this RAM, so I swapped the mobo BIOS to the MantaRays D26 XT 1T.
I also just went straight for my "special"Ram
2x512Mb OCZ EL Gold Edition GX PC3500 Cas2-2-2-5 BH5
Now I was in Business!
My Super pi result for the night, mind you air cooling and Vdimm voltage is my limit here.
I'll work on getting it 3d stable later on, I could do Pi up to 220FSB 1:1 with a lower multi.[/img]
My aim is to beat my old Athlon XP-M 2500+ SPI record, challenging on a desktop chip that I'm using, renound for being worse clockers than the Mobile chips
I knew I'd need some extra cooling and juice to beat my old time of 38.891 seconds for 1m. Hitting 50C for a 1m run, I knew my CPU was crying
OLD RECORD PICTURE ~2004
Process has started to pull down the mobo to watercool, the Northbridge cooler was well crusted and has the cooling capacity of a stern stare from a cat.
I got together 3 blocks
Swiftech Storm G4 for the CPU, Jet Impingement blocks are perfect for naked CPUs such as these without IHS
Swiftech MCW30 on the Northbridge
Swiftech MCW60 on the GPU
Okay, I have cleaned up the storm block, it's super important to clean them regularly because of the jet impingement design, the jets are easily blocked,
I pulled it apart, washed it and wiped it down, stuck a wire through the jets to make sure they weren't blocked, and used a compressor to make sure.
I did a Vdimm 3.3V rail mod to really get some results out of the RAM
I got together my spare Watercooling bits for the frankenstein loop, including a Radiiical 120.3 radiator, swiftech MCP655 pump, micro res
I just quickly hand measured the tubing and hacked it with a knife, dipped the ends of the 7/16" tubing in boiling water then force them on the barbs quickly, no hose clamps needed =]
Time to get some fans happening, breaking out the super scare 220CFM NIDEC BETAV 3.3AMP to sit over the RAM - BH5 gets HOT!
Oh look, the Vdimm voltage mod has worked, wew
Once underwater, the FSB can really climb, NB likes cold hitting 240FSB, before it barely did 200 on the stock cooler!, RAM likes voltage, 3.7V would be ideal, but 3.3V should see us up to 240FSB@2-2-2-5 timings
CPU loading at about 30C, pulled an extra ~15MHz out of the GPU on water, but I feel this neutered card is lower VID than standard 9800XT
Finally! I beat my old 1M SPI time with less RAM speed and less CPU speed!
Running 11x240=2640MHz 2.025V, RAM 1:1 2-2-2-5 3.3V
[b]I got keen and setup outside on a freezingly nice not-very-warm ambient Tasmanian night, the BIOS photo should show you what I mean
[b]After spending a good hour or so in the Man Cave
I found that running 5-9C didn't help at all.
I tried my other two chips and they were worse than this one.
The limit is 2640MHz on superpi 1m @240FSB
No voltage nor multi combos could get a successful pass at 2.7
Note: This is a desktop 2500+ 1.65v stock vcore, the early ones were unlocked, my Athlon I had all those years ago was an XP-M @1.45v stock vcore, they clock better on lower volts, so I have done well to beat my XP-M score using a desktop...
I'm in need of a new XP-M Barton, does anyone here have one stashed in a cupboard? I'd be happy to buy it
Edited by Morgoth, 25 May 2012 - 11:22 PM.