Anybody see a red flag in this custom built PC for running X1? (Geekbench Report)

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Anybody see a red flag in this custom built PC for running X1? (Geekbench Report)

Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P55M-UD2
Section Description Score Geekbench Score Geekbench 2.3.1 Tryout for Windows x86 (32-bit) Integer Processor integer performance 8310 [ Floating Point Processor floating point performance 9894 Memory Memory performance 4792 Stream Memory bandwidth performance 5341
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System Information Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P55M-UD2 Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) Model Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P55M-UD2 Processor Intel Core i7-860 @ 2.81 GHz
1 processor, 4 cores, 8 threads Processor ID GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5 Processor Codename Lynnfield Processor Package Socket 1156 LGA L1 Instruction Cache 32 KB x 4 L1 Data Cache 32 KB x 4 L2 Cache 256 KB x 4 L3 Cache 8192 KB Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P55M-UD2 Northbridge Intel DMI Host Bridge 11 Southbridge Intel P55 06 BIOS Award Software International, Inc. F11 Memory 12288 MB DDR3 SDRAM 667MHz


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    BlixYZ
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    Re:Anybody see a red flag in this custom built PC for running X1? (Geekbench Report) 2012/06/04 21:28:46 (permalink)
    Ew, it was not supposed to look like that.
    It did not paste well into the forum- my apologies!
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    Re:Anybody see a red flag in this custom built PC for running X1? (Geekbench Report) 2012/06/05 06:27:35 (permalink)
    Was it custom built for a DAW? If not, it's worth the price of buying a half-hour of time from a guy like Jim Roseberry or Scott Childs, who post here and own DAW-building companies, and asking them about this config. 

    The memory does not look particularly fast.  I think you can double or quadruple that memory speed these days.   I also don't see a video spec, which can be really important, as some video cards just aren't going to work well.  Nor are there any disk specs?  Are you just asking about the motherboard?

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    Re:Anybody see a red flag in this custom built PC for running X1? (Geekbench Report) 2012/06/05 06:57:35 (permalink)
    I am in the process of building a new system, for DAW work and others. I was going to do it later this year but my DAW system motherboard bit the dust.  My system is "overkill" but later on down the line I will be glad I went overboard at the start (that is my advice when someone asks me about a new computer - buy overkill or as much as your wallet can stand).

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    Re:Anybody see a red flag in this custom built PC for running X1? (Geekbench Report) 2012/06/05 08:08:52 (permalink)
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    The memory does not look particularly fast.  I think you can double or quadruple that memory speed these days.   I also don't see a video spec, which can be really important, as some video cards just aren't going to work well.  Nor are there any disk specs?  Are you just asking about the motherboard?

    It doesn't look fast because it looks like he's running triple channel memory on a doulbe channel board… that board looks like it supports up to 2200MHz memory, so what's up w/ 667Mhz? The problem is the 12GB… which means he has 3 x 4GB memory in there, which is most likely a triple channel package. 


    BlixYZ, you need a dual channel memory config for that motherboard, otherwise your RAM speed is going to be throttled down to 1 channel speed. The good news is that AFAIK there's no technical difference between "triple channel" and "dual channel" DIMMs, other than them being matched at the factory to run together.  So, if you can get one more 4GB DIMM from the same manufacturer and at exactly the same specs (MHz, voltage, CAS latency and other timing values), then you can run all memory at the max speed… do not mix memory specs.


    Try this for SnG:  shut your computer down, remove the third DIMM, and configure the remaining two DIMMs to memory slots DDDR3_1 and DDR3_3 (according to page 16 of your manual)… I believe these are the two white slots. Reboot and run Geekbench again… depending on the speed of the memory you have in there you should see a big boost in memory bandwidth and the reported MHz at (guessing) 1333MHZ….



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    Michael Five
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    Re:Anybody see a red flag in this custom built PC for running X1? (Geekbench Report) 2012/06/06 03:05:42 (permalink)
    nice catch, keith...

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