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  1. nick_name: Please don't rely on someone else's tests of tweaks like GPUPI batch size. Your results will differ depending on many things. In this example, number of cores, core clock, process priority, memory size, memory clock and size of cache all make differences. I know it takes a bit of time to go through many combinations of batch and reduction sizes and more to have to do that for every CPU/memory combination you want to bench. That's the beauty of a complex, variable set of tweaks like in GPUPI -- it rewards effort.
  2. Offline benching needs no anti-virus nor firewall or any of those other resource leaches. That's tough when using your 24/7 rig for benching, though.
  3. I see that big difference between the overkill bars when priority is above NORMAL - in either Win 7 or Win 10. Try all the priorities and take a peak in task manager during the run to see what actual priority is being used for the workload processes.
  4. Thanks, Marco. CPU has more to go. I was being gentle on non-scoring benchmarks.
  5. I'm having trouble getting into Win7. All cases read a little of the OS to the point of entering Windows, then immediately reboot. BIOS is 0069 with ucode - it will boot into WIN10 and run properly. Attempts: Win7 sp3 image loaded onto nvme. Includes z390 chipset driver, also includes the usb drivers provided my Noizemaker that run z390 usb in Win 7. (another thank you to Noizemaker) Win7 image with x299 chipset driver loaded on the nvme. Win7 installation ISO on a USB drive Legit retail Win7 installation CD connected through either PCH sata or asmedia sata port. Any help? What am I missing?
  6. We have to update 3dMark 11 to version 1.0.179 (was 1.0.132) at the same time as updating to the latest System Info versions. Check which 3dMark 11 version you are using.
  7. Symptoms in the OP are exactly what I get when the audio devices are all disabled, no driver is installed or the audio services in the OS are disabled. Heaven Basic requires a complete audio channel to be enabled and functioning -- at least up to the speaker, which can be muted thankfully.
  8. That $399 is the sort of competition that will have an impact on the other manufacturers. It may be worth watching a while longer.
  9. Did this just yesterday: OS Win 7 Pro 64 SP1. Driver AMD 15.200.1062.1004. No difficulty with the latest 3dm11 and SysInfo 5.26 combination -- benchmark ran and produced submissions. With 3dMark, specifically FireStrike, latest version and SysInfo 5.26. I get the message "System Info has stopped working" -- reason APPCRASH -- after it scans long enough that it usually finishes. 3dMark hangs waiting for SysInfo. Three SysInfo processes are left open in Task Manager: Helper, Scan and EasySysInfo. Closing 3dMark and trying again gives the same message, hang and 3 more processes open. Unless they are ended in Task Manager, these open processes build up with each retry. Terminating the built-up processes does not change performance. When I turn off SysInfo, the benchmark runs. When SysInfo is enabled to scan, but NOT monitoring, the benchmark runs. The hang etc, happen when SysInfo is set to Monitor hardware. My guess from this and the timing of the "stopped working" message is that SysInfo has trouble in Win 7 with the transition from scanning to monitoring.
  10. That's just what I did without realizing the order was important. Thanks.
  11. The latest versions of 3dm11 and systeminfo have to be used together. I got that message when trying to install the latest 3dm11 with systeminfo 5.25. I didn't try 3dm11 v 1.0.132 in combination with SystemInfo v 5.26. The versions that work together are 3dm11 v1.0.179 (or later available now at UL/Futuremark) and System Info 5.26 (or later presumably). Edit: The rules for the Cheapaz 3dm11 stage mention this pairing.
  12. Mats: HEVC h.265 needs a boatload of memory in absolute mode. With my 7980XE cut back to 32 threads, it takes around 14GB of available memory before the benchmark will even offer absolute mode. Fewer cores probably take less memory than that, but still a lot. If there is too little installed or too much is truncated, the absolute box can't be checked. The increase in cores from 7640X to 9960X and likely a difference in truncating between Win7 and Win10 BCDs could account for exactly what you are seeing.
  13. Looks like a heat pipe just like on most air coolers. This one seems to have large enough radiator or such in the box that the total power capacity is more than an air cooler that fits on the CPU. From their claims, Polarbox can carry more power than any water cooler. The downside is the long fluid and gas lines. The clue is "circulates the refrigerant, using evaporation and gravity" which is the description of a near-room-temperature phase change cooler, in other words a head pipe. No heat pipe without active cooling can put the CPU to a temperature below the vaporization temperature of the refrigerant, which has to be above room temperature for the gas to condense and recirculate. It might carry a lot of power, but the CPU won't be cold.
  14. As predicted, the no-league crusaders are out in force. They're entitled to their opinion and to express them. Personally, I agree with Don Dan - we should keep the leagues. This speaks to the need for a vote with wide participation. Note that one of the features of Benchmate is monitoring CPU temperature during the benchmark run. Perhaps temperature achieved - above/below 0C - could be used to place members in the proper league?
  15. I support all the things on the todo list, especially point revisions and integrating Benchmate. I'd like to help where I can. Please let me know.
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