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Alright, I've got my black box Mac up and running and I can't lie, I love it! It runs faster than my Dell laptop with OSX and my windows XP desktop and it's just nice to have until I actually go buy a real mac. Anyway, My current XBench score is 69.02 with the setup listed below. I've been modding windows based computers for a few years now and anyone who mods wants faster for less $$$....well I want my xbench #'s to go up beyond that and want to know what everyone out there with this board has done to do that. Post your replies so everyone who has this mobo can read up and boost their xbench scores without having to look everywhere for them!

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Alright, I've got my black box Mac up and running and I can't lie, I love it! It runs faster than my Dell laptop with OSX and my windows XP desktop and it's just nice to have until I actually go buy a real mac. Anyway, My current XBench score is 69.02 with the setup listed below. I've been modding windows based computers for a few years now and anyone who mods wants faster for less $$$....well I want my xbench #'s to go up beyond that and want to know what everyone out there with this board has done to do that. Post your replies so everyone who has this mobo can read up and boost their xbench scores without having to look everywhere for them!

 

 

Well, I don't have that Motherboard, but I know what can help. Disable Beam Sync, get a faster HD. All mine needs to break 100 is 1GB of DDR SDRAM (currently have 1x512MB, 2x512MB should make memory scores reach the 100s)

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I've read there's a couple ways to disable beam sync but most people say it makes the system buggy. You can disable it using a program called Quartz Debug or you can disable it in terminal. I'd like to boost my performance but not at the expense of a good 'bug-free' configuration. Some people were mentioning text distortion and monitor issues. Have you experienced anything like that? thanks

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bump...

 

buy a faster HD?!? I already have a 7200rpm SATA3.0Gb/s drive...I am considering buying more ddr2 though

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Disabling BeamSync can be buggy under certain configurations (CRT montiors based, mostly) but with a LCD panel I haven't seen any yet. All work perfect and the GUI is a lot faster.

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me and my CRT are not happy with that :) oh well i guess, nothing i can do about that. I've thought about buying an LCD, I'll just have to consider it more if I want to boost performance... thanks for the reply proteo

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with this motherboard, you can Overclock your p4 over 3,9 Ghz...

and with disabling beam sync (i do not have found any bug !!!) with 1024 mbram at 533 Mhz i have allready touch the 123,71 in Xbench...

look for my sig...

it look 2 processor because you have a logical unit (HyperThreading...), it give you up to 30% more speed with this option activated...

now with a new pentium D930 it 's really flying... (2 real units...)

 

 

p4 3,9 ghz xbench results : http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc1=150098 :whistle:

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Ced1610 - Are you using a CRT monitor or are you using a LCD? and thanks for the information about the p4, do you know what the max temp that the cpu can handle? THANKS!!!

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i am using a lcd Monitor...

 

i remember that the p4 was runing under 48° celsius...

 

but at 4 Ghz, when i was runnig a heavy Mandelbroot calculator all the night, it was frozen...

 

but otherwise, all is ok, like using (many hours, with many heavy calcs) ImovieHD 6, no more Bugs...

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ced1610 - You don't by any chance know the max operating temp for the p4 630 do you? Getting the numbers from intel is about as effective as trying to get milk from {censored} on a donkey. CPU is averaging ~48c under load with my new HSF (factory was running at basically the same). Don't want to overclock and fry the chip/board. Thanks

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Hi There,

 

Here are my benchmarks. System specs:

 

OSx86 10.4.6 (JaS - release)

Asus P5LD2-VM main board. Pentium D 805 OC 3,0 GHz. 1024mb pc4300 RAM. Onboard Intel GMA950 video.

Audio ALC 882 (working)

USB (working)

WiFi (Netgear WG311) working as Airport

 

I use a CRT-monitor, so disabling the Beam Synchronization didn't make a difference.

Enabling Quartz 2D Extreme gave me a huge increase in x-bench score (65-> 115) and made my GUI a lot snappier.

 

Great !!

 

Results 115.03

System Info

Xbench Version 1.2

System Version 10.4.6 (8I1119)

Physical RAM 1024 MB

Model ADP2,1

Drive Type IC35L060AVVA07-0

CPU Test 66.96

GCD Loop 89.39 4.71 Mops/sec

Floating Point Basic 76.79 1.82 Gflop/sec

vecLib FFT 50.25 1.66 Gflop/sec

Floating Point Library 64.00 11.14 Mops/sec

Thread Test 165.94

Computation 151.24 3.06 Mops/sec, 4 threads

Lock Contention 183.80 7.91 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads

Memory Test 96.39

System 82.22

Allocate 66.06 242.59 Kalloc/sec

Fill 108.60 5280.54 MB/sec

Copy 82.37 1701.32 MB/sec

Stream 116.45

Copy 112.06 2314.66 MB/sec

Scale 113.49 2344.70 MB/sec

Add 120.58 2568.63 MB/sec

Triad 120.17 2570.70 MB/sec

Quartz Graphics Test 100.49

Line 101.16 6.74 Klines/sec [50% alpha]

Rectangle 94.69 28.27 Krects/sec [50% alpha]

Circle 93.64 7.63 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]

Bezier 99.31 2.50 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]

Text 116.77 7.30 Kchars/sec

OpenGL Graphics Test 202.20

Spinning Squares 202.20 256.50 frames/sec

User Interface Test 168.69

Elements 168.69 774.21 refresh/sec

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ced1610 - You don't by any chance know the max operating temp for the p4 630 do you? Getting the numbers from intel is about as effective as trying to get milk from {censored} on a donkey. CPU is averaging ~48c under load with my new HSF (factory was running at basically the same). Don't want to overclock and fry the chip/board. Thanks

I don't know it for that chip but my 3.0ghz P4 (one of the first) ran at 68c with the stock cooler (noisy {censored} :whistle: ) under load with no oc!!!

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