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Ray Gralak
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

I'm wondering if anyone else has tried running the Intel Burn Test application on their system? My 730x with 965EE, even when not overclocked, fails the burn test after about 7-8 iterations (maximum stress, 8 threads running).

I tried different memory and it still fails. I checked core temps with CoreTemp while it is running and the cores only reach about 62C. I even tried forcing the fans to run at 100% and that didn't help. I ran the same Intel Burn Test app on my Dual Xeon Precision 690 workstation for hours without failing. I would love to move from my 690 to the 730x system but I'm not 100% convinced it will be reliable. Any suggestions on what the problem might be? (Bad CPU, bad motherboard, power supply, memory (despite trying two different sets of memory)?)

If anyone else could give this app a try on their system here is one place to download it:

http://downloads.guru3d.com/IntelBurnTest-v2.1_d2047.html

-Ray

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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Ray Gralak,

My specs - XPS 730x, Bios.1.0.3, Intel Bloomfield Core i7 Extreme 965 @ 3.20GHz OC'ed to 3.47GHz, 2GB DDR3, Windows XP Sp3

IntelBurnTest v2.2 Results -
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 000  @ 3.20GHz
Clock Speed: 3.19 GHz
Active Physical Cores: 8
Total System Memory: 2038 MB

Stress Level: Maximum (1622 MB)
Testing started on 6/18/2009 11:52:58 AM
Time (s)  Speed (GFlops)  Result
[11:54:06] 60.158 30.5526   3.261825e-002
[11:55:01] 47.622 38.5947   3.261825e-002
[11:55:55] 47.503 38.6920   3.261825e-002
[11:56:50] 47.675 38.5519   3.261825e-002
[11:57:44] 47.543 38.6591   3.261825e-002
[11:58:38] 47.596 38.6159   3.261825e-002
[11:59:33] 47.660 38.5642   3.261825e-002
[12:00:27] 47.710 38.5235   3.261825e-002
Testing ended on 6/18/2009 12:00:28 PM
Test Result: Success.

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Ray Gralak
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Hi Chris,

Thanks for running it! If you have the time could you try running maybe 50 iterations to see if your system can do that? Sometimes my system will make it through more than 10 iterations, but usually it fails after about 7-8.

Also, is bios v1.0.3 available? I don't see it in the downloads section for the 730x. I am running 1.0.2.

-Ray

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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

1.0.3 is still in testing.

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mpoffo
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

I guess I am one of the testers since the system that came to me in late May had the 1.0.3 bios on it.  For what it is worth it seems stable.  I have tried a lot of testing with various apps and have not had any serious issues that I have read about from other users.  I am a little concerned with temps but they all seem to fall within the
"safe" range.

I am thinking about dumping the dell temp app and going with the Nvidia one.  I see that Phenom has been using it successfully.  That also controls the LED's as well, so no need for the Alien FX program?  I like the Alien FX program.  Are there risks or issues with not using the Dell Apps?

Are there certain things I should watch for Chris in 1.0.3?  Any word on the changes in 1.0.3 yet?

Thanks

Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core i7 965 H2C @ 3.73ghz
Seagate 500GB and 1 TB Hard Drives
EVGA 295 COOP and 9800 GT as a PhysX
LG Blu-Ray Burner/DVD Burner
Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
Turtle Beach gaming headset
Logitech THX 5.1 speaker setup
Logitech G15 gaming keyboard
Logitech G9 laser gaming mouse
Hauppage 1800 Tuner
Samsung SyncMaster T240
Samsung SyncMaster 730B

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Kaidiir
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Which Nvidia app are you refering to? I've always found the Dell temp app to work great, but if there's an Nvidia one I'd be interested to play with it for curiosity sake.

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mpoffo
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Here is the post by Phenom:

http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19265952/19460214.aspx#19460214

Here is the link to the tools on Nvidias site:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia_system_tools_6.05.html

This is for the latest set of tools that just came out.

There was some discussion in these forums about using this software to control fans/CPU settings more so than the dell Apps.  From what I understand they may do a better job of keeping temps down but I am no expert on them

Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core i7 965 H2C @ 3.73ghz
Seagate 500GB and 1 TB Hard Drives
EVGA 295 COOP and 9800 GT as a PhysX
LG Blu-Ray Burner/DVD Burner
Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
Turtle Beach gaming headset
Logitech THX 5.1 speaker setup
Logitech G15 gaming keyboard
Logitech G9 laser gaming mouse
Hauppage 1800 Tuner
Samsung SyncMaster T240
Samsung SyncMaster 730B

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PH3N0M
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Which Nvidia app are you refering to? I've always found the Dell temp app to work great, but if there's an Nvidia one I'd be interested to play with it for curiosity sake.

 

As mpfoffo stated, the Nvidia System Tools are MUCH better than the Dell XPS Thermal Monitor.  It allows you to adjust your fans, cpu and gpu clocks, and the lights on your PC.

[url=http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=93963126733&ref=ts]Join the Dell XPS 730 & 730x group on FACEBOOK![/url]

 

XPS 730x H2C (aluminum clear coat chassis)

Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.60ghz (soon-to-be a Core i7-975)
6gb Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600
(4) - 300GB VelociRaptors with (3) in RAID0
Western Digital MyBook 1TB
(2) - XFX Black Edition GTX 285's in SLI
(2) - DVD/RW+CD/RW Drives
Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
Logitech G5 laser gaming mouse (blue)
Logitech G19 gaming keyboard
Logitech G35 headset
Dell 3008WFP-30" LCD @ 2560x1600
X-TRAC Ripper mouse pad


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wke555
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

You cannot use the Nvidia tools.  That was only for the 730's which use the Nvidia motherboards.  Our 730x's use Foxconns and therefore, the Nvidia System tools would do nothing for you.

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Daniel730x
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Chris. I have the LED issue aswell and have spent a vast amount of time trying to repair it.

 

Also. Chris for the sake of future reference the manual IS correct. The are now selling the 730x with 12gb of ram.

730x

i7-920 (OC'd 4.2GHZ  6.4+QPI)

Dual GTX 280 SLI

6GB Triple Channel

2tb HDD

Silver Chassis

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