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Zka17
11-10-2012, 10:21 PM
Have no idea about your display settings...

But, regarding the SuperPi, you have too many things running in the background... also you have SpeedStep enabled and/or Windows is not running in High Performance mode...

Skull6
11-10-2012, 10:32 PM
It is what it is. As this is a work computer, I'm happy with the settings as they are. The next desktop I build...things will be different.

Thanks.

Zka17
11-10-2012, 10:36 PM
He-he, I'm not benching on my work computers either... :D

HiVizMan
11-10-2012, 11:36 PM
is there any online app to calculate efficiency so that i dont have to post so much?

Actually the point of the exercise is not to simply post one best submission, but to show the progression and to share between competitors the path travelled to the final or best submission from each participant.

So for example we have Zka who has gone from a 2700K processor to a IVy. We have had the exploration of processors and ram by Myk, Arne has learnt more about ram and his board in two weeks than he did in the last year or so.

It all about being part of something and not about the results. At least not totally. :D

So post away and share what you have learnt and what you are planning.

HiVizMan
11-10-2012, 11:36 PM
I will update scores and the leader board in them morning. GMT morning.

Skull6
11-11-2012, 01:14 AM
I do so hope to see "Skull6" supporting all the others on the list(s) ;)

Zka17
11-11-2012, 05:03 AM
I got an idea! What if I would post the major steps of my memory tweaking for SuperPi? I think, it could help those who lost their faith... hope, HiVizMan will agree with this post... :) maybe, even add the ERs...

So, I started with setting the CPU to 4200MHz and selected the max RAM speed allowed in this challenge, 2400MHz. I found that selecting the CPU bus speed:DRAM speed ratio as 100:133 gives better results... Then went ahead and set the primary timings - in this case, I stopped at 9-11-10-24/1T... and the results are shown in my post #495 in this thread...

Just to summarize:
Super Pi 1M: 8sec 672msec
Super Pi 32M: 7min 38sec 094msec

Then started to tweak the Latency Boundary... first changed the "Auto" to 14 and decreased from there - in my case it stopped at 5 (intentionally I didn't want to touch the voltages yet, all this is at DRAM voltage of 1.65V)

Then the secondary timings were the next...
tRDD went from 5 to 4
tRFC from 128 to 100

At this point these were my results:

Super Pi 1M: 8sec 688msec

13633

Super Pi 32M: 7min 37sec 391msec

13634

The 1M is not too good, but a difference already shows in 32M... :)

Continued with
WRT from 14 to 10
tRTP from 6 to 4
tFAW down to 16 (unfortunately, I forgot to note the initial value)
tWRT from 6 to 4

New results:

Super Pi 1M: 8sec 687msec

13635

Super Pi 32M: 7min 37sec 157msec

13636

Then started to play with the third timings...
tRWDR to 4
tRWSR to 4

Super Pi 32M: 7min 36sec 953msec - went below 7min 37sec!

13637

The 1M didn't changed, so not posting again...

tRRSR to 4
tWWSR to 4
CLK Period down to 2

Super Pi 1M: 8sec 672msec

13638

Super Pi 32M: 7min 36sec 922msec

13639

At this point, any more tweaking was not helpful anymore (again, didn't touched yet the voltages), so went ahead and tweaked the OS...

In System Properties, I set the Processor to "Background Services", memory usage to "System cache" and virtual memory to 512 initial and 512 max size on D drive...
Then, in msconfig/Boot.ini tab set maxmem to 600 and clicked pcilock...
The same msconfig, but Services tab: "Disable all"
Restart

Open Super Pi, but don't start yet... ctrl+alt+tab opens Task Manager, there right click on superpi.exe and set priority to "high" and affinity to CPU #1, then end explorer.exe - and run the 1M:

Super Pi 1M: 8sec 672msec - didn't really helped...

13640

Restarted the whole system, repeated the things in the Task Manager and run 32M:

Super Pi 32M: 7min 33sec 219msec

13641

This is an improvement! :cool: Shaved of almost 5sec from my initial 32M time... - hope, this little demonstration helps...

Now will sleep a little bit and tomorrow will start over with tighter primary settings! :cool:

asipamn
11-11-2012, 07:19 AM
do oc'd the ram speed affect so much? my vengeance has rating of 1600MHZ with 1.5v...i set it to 1680 @ 1.65v. is it too dangerous?

Zka17
11-11-2012, 07:29 AM
It's not dangerous... max it won't boot...

The thing is that the Vengeance is the lower quality RAM of Corsair... but you still should be able to OC it!

You OC'd it at 1680... - that means you used the BCLK only? Why not a higher step from the memory frequency? Click on that and you should see higher speeds too...

However, from your submissions here and on HWBOT I observed that you have 4 RAM modules, but in your CPU-Z shows only 12GB... - that's meaning that one of your sticks is not working...

For this challenge, I would remove two sticks and run only the remaining two in the red slots... less sticks is meaning less stress on your CPU's memory controller, so, better chances to go higher frequencies...

asipamn
11-11-2012, 08:39 AM
yes i oc'd from the bclck because when i choose from the the memory frequency it failed to boot. i have no choice but to oc from the bclock. the 12ram detected is corect. i recently upgrade my system from 4 to 12gb ( 2x2gb 2x4gb). should i remove the 2x4gb just using 4gb total ram?

Alex-Ro
11-11-2012, 09:06 AM
u should use the ram that clocks the best,try 2x2,see what it does,try 2x4 and see that too.

asipamn
11-11-2012, 09:25 AM
i got problem when choosing the maxmem to 600mb only. booting to windows become very slow and there are applcation error popup at startup.

Alex-Ro
11-11-2012, 09:32 AM
u should disable the starting apps from msconfig...

HiVizMan
11-11-2012, 12:29 PM
Zka17 that is exactly what I am hoping folks will do. Alex I am waiting for your input to the tips and tweaks for Ivy.

Here is a quick run I did last night. I used some budget Gskill ram, cost me £41 nothing flash just some Ripjaws.

Set my VCCSA to 1.246
My VDram to 1.724
And the ram to 2400MHz up from the 2133MHz stock.

13669

None of the tertiary timings have been changed at all. Only the frequency and the first 4 primary timings.

A solid Wazza cut the 4 seconds off my default time.

Now I am hoping for at least 6 seconds from the third ram timings and tweaking the system.

HiVizMan
11-11-2012, 12:35 PM
Read 'em & weep, y'all!

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x243/Skull6/SuperPiCompNov20121M.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x243/Skull6/SuperPiCompNov201232M.jpg

Weep for me, that is. ;)

(While I love this G75VW-BBK5, It's just NOT the nuclear reactor that many of yours are!)

Good luck!

Oh, & if someone could tell my what I'm doing incorrectly such that I'm apparently not getting the recommended 1920 X 1080 resolution (which is what my display is set to in these images), I'd sure appreciate it. (Didn't notice it until running these tests...)

Thank you Skull6 guys like you are who I actually wanted to take part. For the fun of it, not for the winning of it.

Mate I need your CPU frequency please. :) Without that I can not post your magnificent contribution.

HiVizMan
11-11-2012, 12:41 PM
1m
13609
32m
13610


Thought I'd try a platter HDD a caviar black.....and stripped os

EDIT: just noticed CPUz was not reporting CPU correctly......had a hell of a time having 3 tabs open and taking a screenshot with the stripped OS yesterday...So went with full OS and ran again.....


57322.53

There you go mate. Not the right direction sadly but thanks mate.

HiVizMan
11-11-2012, 12:45 PM
Zka17 you know you are heading in the right direction, so I do not have to post your ER. It is not as good as your last one as you know. And that is because of the 1 Mil. Once you get that sorted again, and tweak your 32mil you will on track again. Sub 7.30 and sub 8.593 is a must.

Zka17
11-11-2012, 02:39 PM
Oh, sure! I didn't expected to beat my best score on the SB yet... that was with much tighter RAM timings... - I just posted for people to see how to advance... :)

I'm waiting for my coffee to be ready (just got out of my bed), then I will be back to SuperPi! As I said, will start with tightening more the primary timings... :cool:

HiVizMan
11-11-2012, 02:41 PM
yeah and I repped you mate for that post.

Zka17
11-11-2012, 02:54 PM
You're very generous, good Sir!

Arne Saknussemm
11-11-2012, 03:30 PM
There you go mate. Not the right direction sadly but thanks mate.

Yeah figures....just trying things out....


yeah and I repped you mate for that post.

Cool 'cos I tried and couldn't!

Alex-Ro
11-11-2012, 03:55 PM
Zka17 that is exactly what I am hoping folks will do. Alex I am waiting for your input to the tips and tweaks for Ivy.

Here is a quick run I did last night. I used some budget Gskill ram, cost me £41 nothing flash just some Ripjaws.

Set my VCCSA to 1.246
My VDram to 1.724
And the ram to 2400MHz up from the 2133MHz stock.

13669

None of the tertiary timings have been changed at all. Only the frequency and the first 4 primary timings.

A solid Wazza cut the 4 seconds off my default time.

Now I am hoping for at least 6 seconds from the third ram timings and tweaking the system.

Your wazza is ninja-style,very solid,pretty sure it's manually done and not by ocx program :)

Tips for ivy,well i can;t say anything special as it's pretty much in line like other platforms,tweak your os,lower ram timings as much as you can,do copy-wazza.Specific for ivy is the ram,you always need to run it as fast as you can(e.g 2400 as this is the limit in this challenge),ivy benefits a lot from bandwith.If you got high-freq and low timings than it is a win-win situation :)

HiVizMan
11-11-2012, 04:01 PM
LOL yes Alex I am old school in how I do wazza. I am looking forward to the next round of submissions. I have seen some of them, and the contest is certainly going to hot up in the last week.

Alex-Ro
11-11-2012, 04:12 PM
Sure thing,everyone has some rabbits in their hats :)

Kr0nz3
11-11-2012, 04:43 PM
Some more from me

CPU @ 4200
RAM @ 2400


1M 8sec 563ms

http://imageshack.us/a/img194/7141/8563.jpg


32M 7min 29sec 969ms

http://imageshack.us/a/img31/341/729969.jpg


will be working on the tertiary timmings tonight.....

HiVizMan
11-11-2012, 05:05 PM
Top of the Leader Board is Alex-Ro

But for how long before the bulldog will respond? Or will it be a Hungarian Vizsla that will bite back. Time will tell.





And our very own English bulldog is in second place on the leader board. Nice one mate that is now three below the 55 mark.

Your ER is 54863.30

13677

Alex-Ro
11-11-2012, 05:16 PM
Well the bullets will be fired,but my previous eff is better,that one 3 pages ago :)

HiVizMan
11-11-2012, 05:36 PM
Indeed it is. Ah well so much for the local lad doing good. Try harder kr0nz3 :)

Leader board updated and I will now edit the post.

HiVizMan
11-11-2012, 06:58 PM
Zka17 that is exactly what I am hoping folks will do. Alex I am waiting for your input to the tips and tweaks for Ivy.

Here is a quick run I did last night. I used some budget Gskill ram, cost me £41 nothing flash just some Ripjaws.

Set my VCCSA to 1.246
My VDram to 1.724
And the ram to 2400MHz up from the 2133MHz stock.

13669

None of the tertiary timings have been changed at all. Only the frequency and the first 4 primary timings.

A solid Wazza cut the 4 seconds off my default time.

Now I am hoping for at least 6 seconds from the third ram timings and tweaking the system.

Not sure all that follow this thread have picked up on what I was trying to express.

This run I shared with you all above, is with cheapo ram, nothing special at all.

Anyone with half decent ram should be able to get their system to run at similar if not better settings. And all I did was follow the guide I sent out to all (if there are members who have submitted and have not yet received the guide please pm me) The OS is the same OS I shared, and which Myk shared with us.

Nothing special besides that. And if I had submitted a 1 mil score I would be right on the brink of breaking below the 55000 barrier too.

This challenge is not over by a long shot - it is not a three horse race it should still be anyone's to take. If you are willing to spend some time with your hardware and find how to get the most out of the ram then I see no reason to not have more folks below the 55000 ER level. Even if you do not have the best ram for 32 mil benching.

Give it a go, find out just how far you can improve your personal best time.

One last tip - lower CPU will work best. But get too low and it loses efficiently. 4200Mhz is a good place to be working on, give or take a 100MHz or so.

Alex-Ro
11-11-2012, 07:06 PM
Agreed,also a tip,for spi 1m memory setting barely have any effect,obtained same score with 10-12-12 versus 8-10-8.

32M makes big difference,however a proper tweaked 10-12-12 run will score better versus a non-tweak 8-10-8!

Could you post the link to that os again hiviz?

HiVizMan
11-11-2012, 07:20 PM
You have pm.

Zka17
11-12-2012, 03:07 PM
Regarding the Super Pi benching this weekend didn't came out as I planned initially... wanted to spend more time with it, but other things came up... - but still did some improvements...

My main objective was to tighten the primary timings... in my post #507 kept the voltages without at near stock (Vcore: 1.250; VRAM: 1.65V; VCCSA: 1.15; VCCIO: 1.05625) and could go 9-11-10-24/1T at 2400MHz...

Now, I went down to 8-11-10-28/1T at the same 2400MHz... for that I needed to up the VCCIO to 1.2V and DRAM voltage to 1.85V... also, increased the Vcore to 1.3V...

Then, I worked on the Latency Boundary - could get it down to 5...

That resulted in the following Auto settings on the secondary timings: tRRD - 7, tRFC - 147, tWRT - 16, tRTP - 6, tFAW - 27, tWTR - 6... so, started to work on these... I ended up with tRRD down to 4, tRFC to 88, tWRT to 10, tRTP to 4, tFAW to 16 and tWTR to 5...

At this point the system was booting nicely, but I was getting "Not Exact in Round" errors in Super Pi 32M when applied the things in Task Manager... so, went to sleep and tried again this morning - and guess what? It finished for the first try! :)

I won't post all the results here (over the weekend I had 68 Super Pi runs saved with different settings) just the last one:

So, CPU @ 4200MHz, RAM @ 2400MHz:

Super Pi 1M: 8sec 469msec

13709

Super Pi 32M: 7min 24sec 062msec

13710

HiVizMan, could you, please, calculate the ER for this one? I think, it may be better than my last best score...

Alex-Ro
11-12-2012, 03:21 PM
That is very good eff,you are running 4 modules right?Your 1M score is insane mate,i get nowhere near that,very good...

Zka17
11-12-2012, 03:25 PM
No, I have only 2 sticks... regarding the 1M, I'm running it separately, after a restart...

flexnl
11-12-2012, 04:16 PM
i am trying to install winxp from my usbstick, did it with win2flash...everythin goes as planned until thescreen that says SETUP IS COPYING FILES.. ITS TAKIN HOURES to get to 10 %.
i bet im not doing it the right way hah...me is noob..
anyone know why it is so slow?
the stick is 32gb and ntfs format btw

Chino
11-12-2012, 04:21 PM
Use FAT32 format.

Alex-Ro
11-12-2012, 05:05 PM
i am trying to install winxp from my usbstick, did it with win2flash...everythin goes as planned until thescreen that says SETUP IS COPYING FILES.. ITS TAKIN HOURES to get to 10 %.
i bet im not doing it the right way hah...me is noob..
anyone know why it is so slow?
the stick is 32gb and ntfs format btw

Yes,if it is usb 2.0 it will take an eternity to install windwos from stick.Use a dvd-rom...

Skull6
11-12-2012, 06:44 PM
"Intel Core i7-3610QM 4x 2.3GHz Turbo-Boost up to 3.3 GHz"

This is what I found for my CPU frequency--but I don't know how to know if turbo-boost is running, & if so, what the actual frequecy is. I do know I haven't actively tried to shut it down...

Alex-Ro
11-12-2012, 07:29 PM
Run cpu-z in the background,then run s-pi and see where the freq sets...

Alex-Ro
11-12-2012, 07:33 PM
new scores :(

CPU@4200 MHZ

Spi 1M: 8.531
Spi 32M: 7M 26.641s

Skull6
11-13-2012, 05:14 AM
OK, In my previous posting, I ran CPU-Z to get the separate screen caps & then ran Super Pi to get it's screen cap as well (Trying to work the desktop "real estate" so that nothing would be overlapping. How are y'all getting the "multi-CPU-Z windows at the same time" to show like that?

Just trying to do the right thing...nothing fancy, but don't want to seem like I'm "cheating" here. ;)

Chino
11-13-2012, 06:02 AM
Just run it 3 times lol. You can run multiple instances of CPU Z. ;)

HiVizMan
11-13-2012, 09:22 AM
We have 4 days to go before the contest closes.

To those in the top three at the end of the contest I am going to want a video showing your Super PI 1 million benchmark, please start the video with your main OC page in BIOS showing your multipliers set, I want to see the F10 and save and the entire OS boot process as well as the complete rum of 1 million. The video is to be unbroken and should end with the the opening of a CPUz showing the frequency of the CPU. I have timed this and it is quite a short video and not a problem for 99% of today's phones, nor for anyone's upload speeds.

Thank you.

HiVizMan
11-13-2012, 09:23 AM
Skullz mate you can have your CPUz main tab only. Your system will not run ram over 2400MHz and your motherboard is irrelevant. LOL

Chino
11-13-2012, 01:24 PM
We have 4 days to go before the contest closes.

To those in the top three at the end of the contest I am going to want a video showing your Super PI 1 million benchmark, please start the video with your main OC page in BIOS showing your multipliers set, I want to see the F10 and save and the entire OS boot process as well as the complete rum of 1 million. The video is to be unbroken and should end with the the opening of a CPUz showing the frequency of the CPU. I have timed this and it is quite a short video and not a problem for 99% of today's phones, nor for anyone's upload speeds.

Thank you.

No love for the guy in 4th place? :(

HiVizMan
11-13-2012, 01:42 PM
LOL want to send me a video do you? :D :D

HiVizMan
11-13-2012, 01:59 PM
Regarding the Super Pi benching this weekend didn't came out as I planned initially... wanted to spend more time with it, but other things came up... - but still did some improvements...

My main objective was to tighten the primary timings... in my post #507 kept the voltages without at near stock (Vcore: 1.250; VRAM: 1.65V; VCCSA: 1.15; VCCIO: 1.05625) and could go 9-11-10-24/1T at 2400MHz...

Now, I went down to 8-11-10-28/1T at the same 2400MHz... for that I needed to up the VCCIO to 1.2V and DRAM voltage to 1.85V... also, increased the Vcore to 1.3V...

Then, I worked on the Latency Boundary - could get it down to 5...

That resulted in the following Auto settings on the secondary timings: tRRD - 7, tRFC - 147, tWRT - 16, tRTP - 6, tFAW - 27, tWTR - 6... so, started to work on these... I ended up with tRRD down to 4, tRFC to 88, tWRT to 10, tRTP to 4, tFAW to 16 and tWTR to 5...

At this point the system was booting nicely, but I was getting "Not Exact in Round" errors in Super Pi 32M when applied the things in Task Manager... so, went to sleep and tried again this morning - and guess what? It finished for the first try! :)

I won't post all the results here (over the weekend I had 68 Super Pi runs saved with different settings) just the last one:

So, CPU @ 4200MHz, RAM @ 2400MHz:

Super Pi 1M: 8sec 469msec

13709

Super Pi 32M: 7min 24sec 062msec

13710

HiVizMan, could you, please, calculate the ER for this one? I think, it may be better than my last best score...


54220.40

Very very nice benching and incredible 1 Mil run you put in there, simple amazing.

HiVizMan
11-13-2012, 02:03 PM
new scores :(

CPU@4200 MHZ

Spi 1M: 8.531
Spi 32M: 7M 26.641s

54589.12


Alex did you miss your wazza on this run? Available memory seems low compared to what I was expecting?


New Leader Board

1 Zka17 54220.40
2 Alex-Ro 54589.12
3 Kr0nz3 54863.30
4 Chino 55538.11
5 henkenator68NL 55565.23
6 flexnl 55906.39
7 Squallalaha 56761.71
8 Arne Saknussemm 56977.70
9 Sinebrychof 57055.29
10 THE SE7EN SINS 57470.19
11 Nodens 57518.80
12 Dartmaul 57647.74
13 asipamn 59220.53
14 smokeintheeye 59276.83
15 RonanC 59797.54
16 Skull6 62000.00

Alex-Ro
11-13-2012, 02:07 PM
Little bit,pretty hard to equlize when running from a ssd :) Need more tries to run the best wazza.

HiVizMan
11-13-2012, 02:20 PM
Yip I agree, I find that a nice slow mechanical drive is best to maximise my wazza.

But knowing that your run was not perfect all that means is you must have a few more seconds to trim if you wanted to. :p

Alex-Ro
11-13-2012, 02:25 PM
Rabbits are coming :)

Chino
11-13-2012, 06:21 PM
Rabbits are coming :)
Then Zka better prepare his pellet gun lol. :p

HiVizMan
11-13-2012, 09:39 PM
Video Evidence 1/3

Thank you Kr0nz3 for the supporting video. Like your benching style dude - are you in a hotel at the moment? Stella at hand to cool you down. :D Oh and thanks for showing in your opening the entire BIOS sequence. Was not really needed as 1 Mil does not use the ram, the core multi settings and the F10 would have sufficed but appreciated none the less. Very cool that you showed the task manager from the get go. That way you took out any possibility of TurbEvo being a factor. Did not think of that, so I owe you one.

1 Down and two to go. Guys if you could show me the process tab in task manager as one of the first things you open up on screen once you reach OS, before you begin your set up for the bench that would be good. You need to have it open at some time to set affinity so please just open it first. Obvously you will close it just before you start your actual benching I do not expect you to bench with it open.

Skull6
11-13-2012, 09:50 PM
Skullz mate you can have your CPUz main tab only. Your system will not run ram over 2400MHz and your motherboard is irrelevant. LOL

I'll do so & re-post. & for the record, my motherboard's pretty relevant...to me.

& is there a consolation prize for the individual who comes in at "tail-end Charlie"? Maybe an old floppy disk you haven't thrown away yet? ;)

HiVizMan
11-13-2012, 09:54 PM
Well there is the prize for the top of the table as you know. But you might have missed that there will be a lucky draw which is open to all who participate. So who knows you might be the guy. And I do like the idea of tail end Charlie getting a little something so wait and see.

Zka17
11-13-2012, 10:03 PM
What rabbits, Alex?! I've been traveling all day, was not on the Forum too much...

Before I left this morning, took a video with my iPhone but it was to blurry, I could not see anything on it... - my iPhone is couple generation older or I'm too stupid to take videos with it... :(

But put my camera on charger, so I should be able to submit the video as soon as I get home (200 more miles)...

Skull6
11-14-2012, 03:05 AM
Here's my 2nd stab at getting this correct the 1st time. I was running CPU-Z while running Super Pi sinultaneously.

13768

13769

SO, did I accomplish the task properly this time?

& as to that tail-end Charlie thing--I was joking. The knowledge I'm gaining whist having fun here is more than reward for me. :) (Oh, & the boss has given me the green light to "tweak" my system...but should I ruin anything, he has told me that the resulting "brick" will be my Christmas bonus. So, I can push "a little." Who knows? It just might make my job a "little" more efficient!)

Henkenator68NL
11-14-2012, 08:49 AM
Hey Guys,

The wierdest thing is going on. I have had some pretty decent scores previously.

But for the life of me I can't understand how, but I can't even get near my previous results... (+ 30 seconds on 32M!!)

I have tried all sorts of things:
- Tried 3 different sets of RAM (2x 4Gb Gskill 2133, 2 x 4 Gb Corsair Domiator 2133, 2 x 2GB Geil 1333)
- Reinstalled the OS (more than 10 times I think)
- RUN under XP and WIN7
- Reset BIOS using F5

But the results keep the same: Utter CR*P

I am as we say here in the Netherlands: "with my hands in my hair". Meaning: I don't have a clue whats going on.

So unless I have an epifany I think I have to put down the battle axe .... :mad:

Any ideas??

Henkenator68NL
11-14-2012, 08:52 AM
SO, did I accomplish the task properly this time?

you have to run CPU-Z twice !!
1 with CPU tab open
2 with Memory TAB open

Put both CPU-z programs next to eachother.

You can run CPU-z as much times as you like.

Good Luck

HiVizMan
11-14-2012, 09:06 AM
SO, did I accomplish the task properly this time?

you have to run CPU-Z twice !!
1 with CPU tab open
2 with Memory TAB open

Put both CPU-z programs next to eachother.

You can run CPU-z as much times as you like.

Good Luck


It is OK Henk, he is on a Laptop, there is no way he can get his ram over 2400MHz which is why the memory tab is asked for, and the motherboard tab is also redundant. Let us say I have made a exception for Laptops.

Skull6 that is perfect mate. And in jest often comes wisdom.

HiVizMan
11-15-2012, 12:01 PM
Just to remind all that the challenge is just short of two days to go.

The cut off time for submissions is midday London time on the 17th November. So no submission after 11.59 thank you.

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

I must say I have been very impressed with the gains and the progress folks have made here in this challenge. Huge respect to all of you that participated and I hope to see you guys play in the Vantage challenge that is next up from the 24th November. :D

Guys how you are going to select the lucky draw is like this.

Random order of participants goes onto a list. List is then archived with a password and the link to the archive containing the list is posted here in the thread.

The winner of the challenge selects a number 1-18 or how ever many members finally there are who submitted a result. And posts that selection here in the thread, I then post up the password and you guys can see who was the lucky draw prize winner. The winner of the Super Pi challenge will not be included in the lucky draw.

How does that sound?

Myk SilentShadow
11-15-2012, 12:10 PM
Sounds good to me mate, though I wouldn't say i've really made any gains...all I did was swap CPU lmao :p

HiVizMan
11-15-2012, 12:33 PM
You learnt something did you not? That is a gain in my view.

Henkenator68NL
11-15-2012, 12:50 PM
Just to remind all that the challenge is just short of two days to go.
...

How does that sound?

Sounds great HiVizMan!

I would like to thank you for hosting this challenge and giving all off us this opportunity to learn!

Henk

Chino
11-15-2012, 01:42 PM
Huge respect to all of you that participated and I hope to see you guys play in the Vantage challenge that is next up from the 24th November. :D

Single card challenge? Or anything goes lol?

HiVizMan
11-15-2012, 01:47 PM
Not sure what format yet Chino, but am open to suggestions.

Bare in mind that some folks have 4 cards to play with, so anything goes can be hectic unless there is a handicap system.

Alex-Ro
11-15-2012, 03:47 PM
A 3d challenge is pretty hard to do because of so many factors.And for vantage it matter what card,how many,what cpu,4 or 6 core etc.

If i were to make a very nice challenge for 3d,i would choose 3dmark 2001.Old school.Put a cap on nature fps and let;s go tweaking :)

Zka17
11-15-2012, 06:58 PM
Hello, guys, it seems that I'm failing to supply with the video HiVizMan was asking for... I've got very busy with my work and it is difficult to get physically to my TestBench these days... Will make the video as soon as possible, of course, just it may not be in time...

So, I was thinking to withdraw my submissions from this challenge... remaining a participant only but not being a contestant... - my results should not count on the board from now...

I'm really sorry for not being able to go all the way until the end! It was a great fun and I did learn a lot - thank you HiVizMan for doing this for us! I hope that there will be many more challenges like this... :)

Skull6
11-15-2012, 07:02 PM
54589.12


Alex did you miss your wazza on this run? Available memory seems low compared to what I was expecting?


New Leader Board

1 Zka17 54220.40
2 Alex-Ro 54589.12
3 Kr0nz3 54863.30
4 Chino 55538.11
5 henkenator68NL 55565.23
6 flexnl 55906.39
7 Squallalaha 56761.71
8 Arne Saknussemm 56977.70
9 Sinebrychof 57055.29
10 THE SE7EN SINS 57470.19
11 Nodens 57518.80
12 Dartmaul 57647.74
13 asipamn 59220.53
14 smokeintheeye 59276.83
15 RonanC 59797.54
16 Skull6 62000.00

C'mon. I know there's someone out there that can beat my score. Highest number wins, correct?! ;)

Oh, & good luck to all !

HiVizMan
11-15-2012, 08:12 PM
Super PI lucky draw list. (http://www.mediafire.com/?d529rjrocfe12gb)

As per the sandbagging discussion a few weeks ago, no new participants to this challenge will be considered. But please those who have submitted an entry do try and knock out the current leader off the top of the Leader board. So to repeat only those who have already submitted may submit further attempts.

Who knows what rabbits he will pull out of his Romanian hat if he is challenged. :o

These are what I most remember from my visits to Bucharest.

13838

Can not remember how to say the name and certainly can not spell it, but man alive are they good to eat. It is bread that is cooked over a charcoal rotisserie, then sliced. I liked them with cinnamon and sugar with a hot chocolate.

Zka17
11-15-2012, 08:35 PM
He-he, that's the "kürtőskalács"! It's english name is "chimney cake" and it's one of sekler's (a small ethnic group in eastern Transylvania, talking hungarian) speciality...

Arne Saknussemm
11-15-2012, 08:39 PM
Cake! cake is not pie! If it's not a pie it doesn't belong in this thread!

13846

HiVizMan
11-15-2012, 08:53 PM
Cake! cake is not pie! If it's not a pie it doesn't belong in this thread!

13846

I will drink to that.

13847

Arne Saknussemm
11-15-2012, 09:31 PM
HAHAHA! where did you find that....I can see it now HiVizMan celebrating a great Wazza with a Pi-Tini :o

Skull6
11-15-2012, 10:03 PM
HiVizMan, what if the glass is 1 foot (30.48cm) wide?! That's ~292 oz of verouth! Is that what is awaiting the tail-end Charlie?!

P.S. I always thought that this was a "go big or go home"-type of forum... :D

HiVizMan
11-15-2012, 10:13 PM
Well as I am only allowed one glass of what ever, it better be a bloody big one eh?

Skull6
11-15-2012, 10:21 PM
Yes. Yes, it need be. & to say "Cheers!" in response just won't be enough I fear. So I'll just have to say...

CHEERS!!! :cool:

Oh, & P.S....my wife just reminded me that PI is a constant--the one I had for last Christmas is still around my waist !

Squallalaha
11-16-2012, 12:13 AM
Well here are two, that ended up frying my Win install last week..or so it seems from all the crashes.
#1
1m@4600
13851
32m@4600
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa291/masterpmi/Comp/Kandalf%20RVF%20680%20wc%20Classified%20SLI/32m-4600-sm.jpg



#2
1m@4200
13855
32m@4200
13856

HiVizMan
11-16-2012, 09:30 AM
Well here are two, that ended up frying my Win install last week..or so it seems from all the crashes.
#1
1m@4600
13851
32m@4600
13851



#2
1m@4200
13855
32m@4200
13856

Think you might have upped your 1mil @ 4600 twice.

The 4200 result ER is 56261.94

Henkenator68NL
11-16-2012, 10:26 AM
Well,

I think I didn't post these yet.. But I dont expect much in the End Result Score but Who know??? ---> HiVizMan Does LOL

Super Pi 1M ; CPU@4200MHz MEM@1333MHz, score : 8.627s
13861

Super Pi 32M; CPU@4200MHz MEM@2400MHz, score : 7m44.616s
13862



End the ER for this is ???


Super Pi 1M score

HiVizMan
11-16-2012, 10:44 AM
The ER formula is quite simple.

Time in seconds x frequency x 0.01 = 32 MIl
Time in seconds x frequency = 1 Mil
Then add the two numbers together.

So yours is 464.616 x 4200 = 19513.87
and
8.627 x 4200 = 36233.40
which give us

55747.27


Henk your ER is therefore 55747.27

Henkenator68NL
11-16-2012, 11:56 AM
Thanks for the info ...
Still trying to beat my previous best ER ...
Ill give it a few more run!

HiVizMan
11-16-2012, 12:16 PM
Henk the key is staying at 4200Mhz for now. And working on the third set of ram timings, assuming you have done some trial and error on the other two sets, the first four and then the secondary. Use the ASUS memtweak tool to play with the settings in OS.

2400Mhz should be better than 2133MHz, and I have not had a chance to even put your board on the test bench. My last few days have been crazy.

Henkenator68NL
11-16-2012, 12:49 PM
Henk the key is staying at 4200Mhz for now. And working on the third set of ram timings, assuming you have done some trial and error on the other two sets, the first four and then the secondary. Use the ASUS memtweak tool to play with the settings in OS.

2400Mhz should be better than 2133MHz, and I have not had a chance to even put your board on the test bench. My last few days have been crazy.

Thanks for the Tips Dagmar, dont worry about putting board on the bench, I understand you are a very busy man! Good for You man.

Greetings

Myk SilentShadow
11-16-2012, 01:20 PM
Well, so as I only just realized that you asked for video of the Pi benches I recorded, not realizing that my Samsung Galaxy SII could shoot in 1920 x 1080 the files totaled just under 3GB lmfao!! i'll re-record at lower res sometime in my morning...holding a mobile phone for 20 mins sucks!!! -.-

Henkenator68NL
11-16-2012, 01:27 PM
Well, so as I only just realized that you asked for video of the Pi benches I recorded, not realizing that my Samsung Galaxy SII could shoot in 1920 x 1080 the files totaled just under 3GB lmfao!! i'll re-record at lower res sometime in my morning...holding a mobile phone for 20 mins sucks!!! -.-

Myk,

I know I did it for some youtube movie 2..... Until I took a piece off ductape rolled it around until it becomes a sticky ball .. stick that on your desk/chair and then stick the cam on it .. after checking it voor filming the right area ... that worked for me !!

Good Luck m8

Squallalaha
11-16-2012, 02:49 PM
Think you might have upped your 1mil @ 4600 twice.

The 4200 result ER is 56261.94

Yup. I see that, this site is weird anyhting over 928KB wont upload.

#1
1m@4600
13851

32m@4600
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa291/masterpmi/Comp/Kandalf%20RVF%20680%20wc%20Classified%20SLI/32m-4600-sm.jpg

Skull6
11-16-2012, 02:58 PM
I can't remember what Youtube's upload limit is, but I'm fairly certain that it's larger than 928kb. Perhaps HiVizMan would accept a link to your Youtube (or your choice of video uploading site) instead?

Otherwise I'd suggest some sort of FTP scenario...

Just trying to help. ;)

Squallalaha
11-16-2012, 07:50 PM
I can't remember what Youtube's upload limit is, but I'm fairly certain that it's larger than 928kb. Perhaps HiVizMan would accept a link to your Youtube (or your choice of video uploading site) instead?

Otherwise I'd suggest some sort of FTP scenario...

Just trying to help. ;)

Thanks it was actually about ROG site here, cant upload pictures from PC over ~930Kb, sits there and wont give the 'green checkmark' that its done. Anwyas, thanks tho!


And, HiViz, no nede to calc that one if the ER formula bove is correct. Thanks.

HiVizMan
11-16-2012, 07:51 PM
All good mate. Images are required to be below a certain size. it is easy enough to make them smaller. :D

Alex-Ro
11-16-2012, 08:01 PM
Ok guys,my final submission.

Run at 800 mhz cpu.Yes you read that right.Takes a huuuuge amount of time to tweak till i got a perfect wazza,and obviously a big video file with special delivery to hivizman :p

So,cpu@800 mhz:

1M : 44.797S
32M: 37M 20.313s

Rabbits all over the place :p

flexnl
11-16-2012, 08:18 PM
1m 13899
32m 13900
myrig 13901
http://hwbot.org/user/flexjenl

Skull6
11-16-2012, 08:50 PM
Was ist "wazza," btw?

HiVizMan
11-16-2012, 11:36 PM
Skull6 stand by for links to notes and OS.

And Alex cheers for the submission, totally awesome and shows a dedication to the task that is commendable.


Bravo sir.

Luumi
11-17-2012, 01:41 AM
Alex you must have used so much time for this :P. Very good work mate.

Myk SilentShadow
11-17-2012, 02:33 AM
Ok here we are, the videos

1M:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xoVxKNSHHY
32M:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO3lIH6iUPA


Sorry for the crap Resolution, but had to record at 320x240 lmao!!

flexnl
11-17-2012, 03:02 AM
last 1 ..... i think:D

1m 13909
32m 13910
myrig 13911
http://hwbot.org/user/flexjenl

Dartmaul
11-17-2012, 10:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OMq9he-5HUU#!
Hey guys how's it going?
I've been missed for a while because of my new cooling that was pretty hard to install (I've almost killed my mobo during that process) so seems that I'm too late take one more attempt(

But anyway I'd like to thank everyone who took part in this challenge and especially HiVizMan for this contest and prizes those someone will get pretty soon))
TY guys)

HiVizMan
11-17-2012, 11:34 AM
Thank you to all, final call we have less than 30 minutes left.

I will do the ER later today and post up final outcomes.

Whoever the winner is, if you could post a number between 1 and 17 (think it is 17) once the contest results are posted then the lucky draw is done and I will release the password.

HiVizMan
11-17-2012, 11:40 AM
You can refresh the page or this post to get the amount of time left.

http://countdownimages.org/cdwn/2_a2w_666666.png

Henkenator68NL
11-17-2012, 11:53 AM
Yo the last result...

1M 8,640s

13918
32m 7m41.094s
13919

last minute workk pfff

HiVizMan
11-17-2012, 11:59 AM
Cheers Henk - ER 55653.95


Flexnl your ER is 55575.53


Squallalaha here you go mate 56320.69


AND

Here is Alex

53896.10







This challange is now over

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