Informit's 2006 Guide to Building the Ultimate Gaming PC on a Budget: Revenge of the Dual-Core, SLI Machine, Part 3
The following tests were performed with the ASUS software AI booster (NOS) enabled (see Figures 4 and 5). This provides manual, granular overclocking of up to 110 percent of your RAM and CPU. It is the safest way to overclock.
In each test, our current system test is listed first. The middle reading is the fastest reference system included in Sandra. And the bottom reading approximates the system we built two years ago. As you can see, both the CPU and RAM performance are far more powerful than the high-end system we built two years ago. In fact, this budget machine is nearly as fast as the highest-end systems currently listed in Sandra’s reference database. This rig is built for speed!