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Heidi

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MSI Dual Core Center
« on: 28-January-08, 22:48:11 »

MSI Dual Core Center version 2.0.1.5 dated as of 10th of the January 2008...is this is fixed finally or what? Doeas it work, and does anyone use this piece...for purpose of controlling various settings? Thanks in advance! :confused2:
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Re: MSI Dual Core Center
« Reply #1 on: 28-January-08, 23:31:12 »

MSI Dual Core Center version 2.0.1.5 dated as of 10th of the January 2008...is this is fixed finally or what? Doeas it work, and does anyone use this piece...for purpose of controlling various settings? Thanks in advance! :confused2:
It seems to me that most if not all manufacture specific hardware monitoring software is hit and miss. What fix are you looking for? Program crash, quad core support? If they fix one thing or add support for new hardware they seem to break support for older hardware in the process. I'm a firm believer in overclocking at the bios level and only use software to verify settings, temps, voltages etc. and to control fan speeds. Speedfan has worked for the most part on every motherboard I have owned that supports monitoring and fan speed control.
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Re: MSI Dual Core Center
« Reply #2 on: 28-January-08, 23:36:06 »

It seems to me that most if not all manufacture specific hardware monitoring software is hit and miss. What fix are you looking for? Program crash, quad core support? If they fix one thing or add support for new hardware they seem to break support for older hardware in the process. I'm a firm believer in overclocking at the bios level and only use software to verify settings, temps, voltages etc. and to control fan speeds. Speedfan has worked for the most part on every motherboard I have owned that supports monitoring and fan speed control.

I agree  8-))
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Re: MSI Dual Core Center
« Reply #3 on: 29-January-08, 02:30:04 »

While OC from BIOS we can see as sort of permanent to semi permanent solution, and as it is is perfectly clear that only that sort of OC really gives bang for buck. There are something else I would like to point out...my MSI for example sitting doing nothing for ages, yet gobbling same amount of electricity as if it works full blast! Well, I would like to be able to set few profiles as I had been able on my old trusty Abit AN7, where for an example underclock of the CPU means work overnight, eventual DL or anything else, standard clock means everyday task, writing this post and browsing the net and of course OC means gaming, video encoding or tasks with extreme demand why I actually build this system! More than 95% of the time my CPU happily idling while clicking on 3GHz...well that's my point! Am I wrong in anything here? And besides all, CoreCell chip is built onto the board with exactly that function...to enable flexible under, standard and overclocking function of this board! What do you think!  ;-))
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Re: MSI Dual Core Center
« Reply #4 on: 29-January-08, 02:59:44 »

I'm about to do a fresh install on a new system (been having some RAID problems), and this time I don't plan to install Dual Core Center.  I was that impressed...  :)
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Re: MSI Dual Core Center
« Reply #5 on: 29-January-08, 03:12:00 »

Yeah i too liked this function when shopping for motherboards and tried overclocking with that but to no prevail couldnt get over 2.7 ghz with my E6600 maybe msi will fair better next time we all make mistakes.
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Re: MSI Dual Core Center
« Reply #6 on: 29-January-08, 04:05:45 »

While OC from BIOS we can see as sort of permanent to semi permanent solution, and as it is is perfectly clear that only that sort of OC really gives bang for buck. There are something else I would like to point out...my MSI for example sitting doing nothing for ages, yet gobbling same amount of electricity as if it works full blast! Well, I would like to be able to set few profiles as I had been able on my old trusty Abit AN7, where for an example underclock of the CPU means work overnight, eventual DL or anything else, standard clock means everyday task, writing this post and browsing the net and of course OC means gaming, video encoding or tasks with extreme demand why I actually build this system! More than 95% of the time my CPU happily idling while clicking on 3GHz...well that's my point! Am I wrong in anything here? And besides all, CoreCell chip is built onto the board with exactly that function...to enable flexible under, standard and overclocking function of this board! What do you think!  ;-))

I see your point. It would be nice if it worked. I have successfully enabled SpeedStep on my P35 Neo2-FR while overclocked without problems. E6400 running at 3 ghz 1.325 volt slows to 2.25 ghz 1.15 volts at idle. I checked the wattage draw using a "Kill a watt" meter and found that I only saved about 10 -15 watts at best. I ended up disabling  SpeedStep as it was not a big enough savings, for me anyway. BTW CPU current draw is very dependent on CPU load. So running your system at 3 ghz without a load on it may not be as wasteful as you think. 
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Re: MSI Dual Core Center
« Reply #7 on: 02-February-08, 02:32:46 »

Heidi have you tried RightMark CPU clock utility? I have been playing with it on my P35 Neo2-FR and it's nice.
Overclock as you like and as long as your board supports EIST you can set it up a profile with a lower multi and VID as you like and or you can setup a performance on demand profile. If you buy the pro version you can set profiles that change by the application being run. It has quit a learning curve but it all makes sense in the end.
Free version, Scroll down for RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock)
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Re: MSI Dual Core Center
« Reply #8 on: 02-February-08, 11:47:33 »

Do i need a MSN graphiccard to make the VGA function in this program to work?
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Re: MSI Dual Core Center
« Reply #9 on: 02-February-08, 13:11:46 »

From my own experience, no... I have an EVGA 8800GT 512MB which works fine with Dual Core Center, both under- and over- clocking.
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Re: MSI Dual Core Center
« Reply #10 on: 02-February-08, 21:42:40 »

@ above
your one of the lucky ones, Im still getting BSOD's from the friggin program  :angryfire:

Edit: Even with everything at stock,  :biggthumbsdown: program, in my point of view that is.
So i deleted it for the 3 time and use speedfan, coretemp everest en cpu-z and rivatuner no prob's with that  :agrees:
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Re: MSI Dual Core Center
« Reply #11 on: 05-February-08, 02:50:56 »

The latest version works for me. Sometimes it still crashes though.
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