might as well just let this fly without too much
The Pentium 4
would have thought we could be
running a 1.7GHz. processor in the
and Boot-Up Verification - Click
images for full view
the Front Side Bus set to 133MHz. and the
multiplier at 13X, the "Quad-Pumped" P4
bus is running at about 532MHz. We
were shooting for the highest CPU clock speed we
could hit and boot with stability. Since we
have an unlocked CPU, this was the best setup we
could achieve. However, we were also able to
hit a 15X115MHz. FSB for a total of 1.725GHz. and
left the RAM multiplier on "auto"
(seen in the BIOS shots on the previous
page). This put the RDRAM clock at 460MHz.
which is 60MHz. over spec as well. This
"standard" setup using the
"stock" multiplier of a 1.5GHz. P4 at
15X also produced excellent results and
our goal was top end CPU clock speed, so we chose
to use 133MHz.X13 for a total of 1.737GHz.
At 133MHz. if we left the RAM multiplier at
default, we were left with a 532MHz. RDRAM clock,
which is too much for any module. So, we
have that set for 3X since the P4T allows this and
were right back to 399, 1MHz. off the stock
RAMBUS speed of 400MHz.
shows its muscle.
Here we'll show you
some fairly impressive Sandra 2001 scores, at
least in our book.
1.737GHz. FSB 532 MHz.QDR
won't need an Electrical Engineering degree to
know that this is fantastic performance.
Let's move on to something more "real
3DMark @ 1.5GHz. w/
GeForce2 Ultra @ Stock Speed - 1024X768 16 Bit
@ 1.737GHz. w/ GeForce 2 Ultra @ 283/500 -
1024X768 16 Bit
you have it folks, a legitimate 10K+ score
on the default 3DMark test. This should keep
us up on top for a while at the MadOnion
"Fastest Web Masters" site.
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