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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI (2)

01 Jan 2011   #1341
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've upgraded my two-year-old X58 based system with an i7-970. It even boots up faster.

Bye.




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01 Jan 2011   #1342
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
With just a change of the BCLK to 160, leaving turbo and all power savings on, I get 7.4 with my i5, and 7.7 for my 4 Gig's ram now running natively at 1600MHz.

A Guy
Nice scores and thanks for the tip for the BIOS settings; your system would be really fast with an SSD drive, even with the SATA 2.0 ports.

I am actually considering moving the SSD to the SATA 2.0 port for two reasons. One is no TRIM support with the Marvell chip and the other is that occasionally the "mv91xx.sys" causes BSOD. The the disk performance WEI will probably drop to 7.5 or so, but the TRIM will work with the Intel driver and probably gets rid of the BSOD as well.
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01 Jan 2011   #1343
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 

Is it true that getting a SSD will not improve frame rates in games? But will decrease load times in games?
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01 Jan 2011   #1344
Anusha

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

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Is it true that getting a SSD will not improve frame rates in games? But will decrease load times in games?
Yes sir
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01 Jan 2011   #1345
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
With just a change of the BCLK to 160, leaving turbo and all power savings on, I get 7.4 with my i5, and 7.7 for my 4 Gig's ram now running natively at 1600MHz.

A Guy
Nice scores and thanks for the tip for the BIOS settings; your system would be really fast with an SSD drive, even with the SATA 2.0 ports.

I am actually considering moving the SSD to the SATA 2.0 port for two reasons. One is no TRIM support with the Marvell chip and the other is that occasionally the "mv91xx.sys" causes BSOD. The the disk performance WEI will probably drop to 7.5 or so, but the TRIM will work with the Intel driver and probably gets rid of the BSOD as well.
This is what I call an "on demand" overclock. It idles at x9 multi, and averages 3.21GHz. All power savings, only high clock when needed.

"It actually makes so much sense to overclock the Core i5 from its 133 MHz base clock to a little more that we recommend this to every user who is interested in getting more risk-free performance at zero cost. Moving from a 133 MHz BCLK to 150 or 160 MHz, which was the maximum setting in our tests that didn’t require a voltage increase, does not increase your total system idle power. Apparently, the processor power saving features keep idle power in check very efficiently. Peak power, which would be our top reason against high overclocks, still doesn’t explode. We measured less than a 6% increase in peak power on the MSI P55-GD65 when going from a 133 to 160 MHz clock. This had the processor reaching 3.36/3.84 GHz maximum clock speeds in the two applicable Turbo Boost modes (one to two and three to four cores used)."

Efficiency Explored: What's The Perfect Clock Rate For Your Core i5? : Hunting Down The Perfect Clock Speed For Core i5

A Guy
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02 Jan 2011   #1346
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
Thanks...

If someone would've told me a year ego that the CPU will be the bottleneck in my home desktop, I would've laughed my lower, lower, back of...
Which i5 do you have?

A Guy's mild OC actually gives a very nice performance boost and with EIST enabled, you get a very cool running machine at idle.

Mine ildes at 1.44 GHz and max'ed out at 3.84 GHz, RAM at 1600 MHz.

My i5-750 gets a 7.6 WEI.
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02 Jan 2011   #1347
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

My CPU is the i5-760 and my specs have been updated...

Guys, I appreciate the help; however...

I did not intend to build a machine that can be OC-d easily; it is just a coincidence that is due to how Asus and others build motherboards nowadays. The default 2.8GHz CPU speed is perfectly fine for me for what I do on this machine.

My intend had been is to build a new machine with the fastest storage sub-system currently available (back in November of 2010) at a relatively reasonable cost. The SATA 3.0 support and the Crucial C300 SSD fit this bill just just fine. Having WEI disk score of 7.9 made much more difference in the performance of this system than any OC-ing the CPU could in my opinion. At least for regular usage of the machine...

I just didn't think that doing so would result in a better WEI score for the storage sub-system than the WEI score for the CPU. While it seems that the CPU is the performance bottleneck, that certainly isn't the case. The memory, video, and disk performances are still lagging behind the the CPU performance, even if WEI says otherwise.

It just looked funny that the 2.8GHz quad CPU shows up as the lowest score in the Windows WEI...
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02 Jan 2011   #1348
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
With just a change of the BCLK to 160, leaving turbo and all power savings on, I get 7.4 with my i5, and 7.7 for my 4 Gig's ram now running natively at 1600MHz.

A Guy
Nice scores and thanks for the tip for the BIOS settings; your system would be really fast with an SSD drive, even with the SATA 2.0 ports.

I am actually considering moving the SSD to the SATA 2.0 port for two reasons. One is no TRIM support with the Marvell chip and the other is that occasionally the "mv91xx.sys" causes BSOD. The the disk performance WEI will probably drop to 7.5 or so, but the TRIM will work with the Intel driver and probably gets rid of the BSOD as well.
This is what I call an "on demand" overclock. It idles at x9 multi, and averages 3.21GHz. All power savings, only high clock when needed.

"It actually makes so much sense to overclock the Core i5 from its 133 MHz base clock to a little more that we recommend this to every user who is interested in getting more risk-free performance at zero cost. Moving from a 133 MHz BCLK to 150 or 160 MHz, which was the maximum setting in our tests that didn’t require a voltage increase, does not increase your total system idle power. Apparently, the processor power saving features keep idle power in check very efficiently. Peak power, which would be our top reason against high overclocks, still doesn’t explode. We measured less than a 6% increase in peak power on the MSI P55-GD65 when going from a 133 to 160 MHz clock. This had the processor reaching 3.36/3.84 GHz maximum clock speeds in the two applicable Turbo Boost modes (one to two and three to four cores used)."

Efficiency Explored: What's The Perfect Clock Rate For Your Core i5? : Hunting Down The Perfect Clock Speed For Core i5

A Guy
I'm running 3.7ghz @ 1.18v-1.21(auto), 177x21(turbo off-power savings on), this chip and board oc brilliantly. Could turn the screw higher but idle temps hit 40c @ 3.8 and I like to keep idle under that, at the minute idle is 38c.
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02 Jan 2011   #1349
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
My CPU is the i5-760 and my specs have been updated...

Guys, I appreciate the help; however...

I did not intend to build a machine that can be OC-d easily; it is just a coincidence that is due to how Asus and others build motherboards nowadays. The default 2.8GHz CPU speed is perfectly fine for me for what I do on this machine.

My intend had been is to build a new machine with the fastest storage sub-system currently available (back in November of 2010) at a relatively reasonable cost. The SATA 3.0 support and the Crucial C300 SSD fit this bill just just fine. Having WEI disk score of 7.9 made much more difference in the performance of this system than any OC-ing the CPU could in my opinion. At least for regular usage of the machine...

I just didn't think that doing so would result in a better WEI score for the storage sub-system than the WEI score for the CPU. While it seems that the CPU is the performance bottleneck, that certainly isn't the case. The memory, video, and disk performances are still lagging behind the the CPU performance, even if WEI says otherwise.

It just looked funny that the 2.8GHz quad CPU shows up as the lowest score in the Windows WEI...

If it's doing what you want then it's a great machine.

The SSD is the best performance upgrade you can do at this time.
You can get a noticable boost with a mild OC, if you feel it's needed, if not then enjoy the rig it's a very nice one
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02 Jan 2011   #1350
Mitchell90

 
 

Here's my WEI, can't remember if I ever posted it before.

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