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    May Madness Results and Discussion

    May Madness was a challange open to all ROG forum members.

    The Benchmarks

    3Dmark2001SE
    Wprime1024
    Aquamark

    Hardware Limitation
    ASUS Motherboard only
    The same hardware has to be used for all 3 benchmarks
    No Sub Zero cooling - photographic proof will be required
    CPU frequency has to be the same for all three benchmarks - and if your result is to good to be true, then it most probably is.
    Single Video card or Dual Video card
    If you are in the top three a video will be required showing a successful completion of your Wprime run.


    Benchmark Limitations

    3DMark2001SE Nature Score is Capped at 1000
    Same Operating System for all three.
    Same CPU frequency for all three.


    Start 1 May 2013
    Close 31 May 2013


    And the final results are....

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    1. flexnl
    2. nikosa43
    3. Menthol



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    Congratulation to Alex (flexnl) and to all that participated in this challenge. You guys have come a long way since the challenge opened. Let us use this discussion part to share ram timings and other settings that we used or experimented with to all learn more about these benchmarks and our systems.

    I will consolidate all the tweaks and guides into one or two posts here in this thread for future reference if you guys like or maybe Zka can have them in the team section if that would be better for the team.
    Last edited by HiVizMan; 06-01-2013 at 06:56 PM.
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    reserved for guides and stuff like that.
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

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    ROG 師傅 Array Arne Saknussemm PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Laptop?...No way! (Model?...Jun Amaki...yes way!)
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    Congrats flexnl! Nice benching! well done nikosa43 and Menthol....and everyone else.....this was good fun.....and truth be told will keep me occupied for a while yet!

    Truth be told I have a whole lot to learn about RAM too henk......we can investigate together....

    Thanks HiVizMan, as always, for setting it up and all the shared knowledge, tips and tricks!

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    imMortal Kombatant Array Myk SilentShadow PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS Rampage IV Formula
    ProcessorIntel i7 3930K
    Memory (part number)8GB Corsair XMS3 1600
    Graphics Card #1ASUS Radeon 7970 3GD5
    Sound CardROG Xonar Phoebus
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    Storage #1Corsair Neutron 128GB
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    congrats to the top 3!!! and I would like to voice my opinion of yes, please, guides so when I get my bench built I can mess with it

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    @ Flexnl, yes it is Coolabs Ultra on the die, lapped Heatspreader from outside, Coolabs Ultra again for contact with NH-D14. Heat surface of Noctua is intact, never lapped.

    @ Henk, the much you want to know about memory, multiply by two and it's the things I want and I need to know about memory. If you noticed my settings never been very tight, because of a simple reason. My knowledge in that domain is swallow. But, that's one of the reasons we are here.

    @ Arne, it's amazing how many things answered to me, (and how many not ), from this challenge. Because for me the real challenge was to make it work on that clocks, I 've never been before. On day one, the highest clock I have managed to stabilize was 5G and after a week, I caught myself tweaking and changing things with confidence on 5.2G.

    @Vizman, the thing you said about a secret button lurking in the depth of the BIOS, was it a joke or it was real? Because I found out something this morning, that was a huge boost to specific things.

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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Menthol PC Specs
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    MotherboardM 10 Apex / XI gene
    Processor8700K / 9900K
    Memory (part number)2x8 Gskill Trident Z 4266/2x2x8 Gskill Trident Z 4500
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    Sound CardSoundBlaster Ae5 / Onboard
    MonitorBENQ 32" 4K
    Storage #1Intel 900p 480GB/Samsung 960 Pro 1TB
    Storage #2Intel 750 1.2TB/Plextor 1 TB 2X 950 Pro
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    Congratulations to everyone, Flex, Nikosa, really great stuff you did.
    Viz,
    Thanks again for hosting this for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menthol View Post
    Congratulations to everyone, Flex, Nikosa, really great stuff you did.
    Viz,
    Thanks again for hosting this for us.
    Thanks Menthol, btw, your avatar really means a lot to me (I wanted to say that long time ago).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikosa43 View Post
    @Vizman, the thing you said about a secret button lurking in the depth of the BIOS, was it a joke or it was real? Because I found out something this morning, that was a huge boost to specific things.
    LOL share with us all nikosa it is not secret.
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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array Henkenator68NL PC Specs
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    Memory (part number)G.Skill Ripjaws V
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    Graphics Card #3HD 6970
    Graphics Card #4HD 5970
    MonitorAcer Predator XB720H 144herz 1ms
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    Storage #2Seagate 2TB
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    Guys how do I set LOD back to normall??

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    What video card?

    If AMD SetLOD6 0 enter
    If nVid. Inspector LOD 0.000

    Done deal
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