With the new boxen comes a new 3DMark06 score. 14318. A number which reflects the poor overclocking performance of my E6600 (3.41GHz just isn’t all that stable) with the excellent performance of my NX8800 Ultra at 741MHz core (might be stable).
This number won’t last. I fully intend on destroying it when my Corsair Dominator 9136 arrives this week. My Corsair 6400C3DF was back for RMA a second time in a year due to failure and after failing to get me a replacement set (after erroneously sending me 6400C5D and then promising me another replacement set and failing to provide) let me get the next set up. 9136 isn’t low latency at 5-5-5-15 but it does run at a cool 2.1V which should buy me some FSB which my E6600 at low multipliers is screaming for. It’s the perfect RAM for me right now. I was about through with Corsair but this has given me faith.
The only remaining non upgraded part on this beast is the E6600. 3.4GHz out of a 2.4GHz proccy isn’t bad but with so many others getting 3.6GHz easily on them I’m sad. Funny thing is that I am getting about 700MHz more out of it on this new motherboard (Asus Maximus Formula). Cool. But instead of failing Orthos, when it crashes it just reboots the whole machine. I equate that problem more to system RAM than CPU. It might just be stable at 3.42GHz or better with faster RAM. I was pretty sure this CPU would never get over 3.33GHz though so anything is an improvement.
If there was a decent 1333MHz FSB quad core out now in the affordable price range with 12M L2, I’d be all over it. But it looks like I might have to wait for a MUCH better 3dMark score.