Extreme overclocker Andrew “DrWeez” Roberts streams his overclocking sessions twice a week on his Twitch channel.
The plan for tonight was to get a score done for the ProOC cup Round 2 Stage 3 at Futuremark 3DMark05. The plan was to beat my best 73k and it wasn’t very easy. I managed to get 78k and unfortunately I’m running into issues with Windows 8.1.
The technique I use normally is to first do a fresh installation, then do a ghost image and from the ghost image I can then recover from bad OSs or when something goes wrong. Unfortunately, my images that I created for Windows 8.1 are bad – so I’ve now rebuild a new 8.1 image and it is .. not booting. So there are some issues with my Win8.1 that I used tonight and I wasn’t able to set LOD (Level of Details) and such as well as a couple of other tweaks. So I was running into a brick wall with that story and very frustratingly I now have to go and rebuild 8.1 from scratch.
So the score I got tonight, I’m not happy with it. 78k is not enough as far as I’m concerned. I need a score at least so that next week when I’m in Taiwan if I have some hardware problems or something goes missing or misplaced or damaged during transit – I don’t want to be left there for the stage hanging. It all have to be done on Z170 and during computex we must be playing with X99. I’m only going to take one Z170 with me to computex and if something happens to it … I will be in trouble for this stage.