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The Art of Overclocking; Is It For You?
The Art of Overclocking; Is It For You?  - PCSTATS
One of his customers who was standing near by listening in interrupted to ask "is it really worth all the trouble for the last few MHz"?
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Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2003, PCMark2002

Sisoft Sandra 2003 Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are again, purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.

SiSoft Sandra 2003 Benchmark Results
FSB/Memory Score

Multimedia Benchmark

1. Integer SSE2 - 133/333 10564 it/s
1a. Integer SSE2 - 173/434 13667 it/s
2. Floating-Point SSE2 - 133/333 13504 it/s
2a. Floating-Point SSE2 - 173/434 17470 it/s

CPU Benchmark

3. Dhrystone SSE2 - 133/333 6970 MIPS
3a. Dhrystone SSE2 - 173/434 9553 MIPS
4. Whetstone SSE2 - 133/333

1539 FPU/ 3507 MFLOPS

4a. Whetstone SSE2 - 173/434 1983 FPU/ 4529 MFLOPS

Memory Benchmark

5. Integer SSE2 - 133/333 2551 MB/s
5a. Integer SSE2 - 173/434 3307 MB/s
6. Float SSE2 - 133/333 2551 MB/s
6a. Float SSE2 - 173/434 3306 MB/s

Sandra only tests theoretical power and as you can see, the overclocked machine gets a very healthy performance boost.

PCMark 2002 Source: MadOnion

PCMark is a new benchmark from our pals at MadOnion which a whole system benchmark. It can be used on desktop PC's, Laptops and even Workstations and tests everyday computing from home to office usage. PCMark specifically stresses the CPU, memory subsystem, graphics subsystem, hard drives, WindowsXP GUI (if WinXP is used), video performance and even laptop batteries. This benchmark was released March 12, 2002 and can be downloaded from Madonion if you would like to give it a test run on your computer for comparisons sake...

PCMark2002 Benchmark Results
Processor PCMarks Ranking
1. P4 2.66 GHz (133/333) 6565
2. P4 3.46 GHz (173/434) 8487


1. P4 2.66 GHz (133/333) 6622
2. P4 3.46 GHz (173/434) 8308

In PCMark, we get a over 20% boost in the processor portion of the test and just 20% in the memory test.

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Contents of Article: PCSTATS
 Pg 1.  The Art of Overclocking; Is It For You?
 Pg 2.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, Winbench 99
 Pg 3.  — Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2003, PCMark2002
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001SE, 3DMark03
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: QIII Arena
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: UT2003
 Pg 7.  So is overclocking for you?

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