I wanted to jump in here and firstly say that I totally agree with
everything that has been shared on this subject thus far... Also, I
wanted to expand a little more on Brent's comments about the M6600's and
Overclocking in general.
First, I personally use an M6600 with a Quadro 3000M for my traveling
workstation when a client requests me to come on-site for a period of time,
or, when I'm asked in for a meeting with management to do a little "show
and tell" while hooked up to a projector. That machine is awesome and
can handle anything that I have thrown at it. (within RAM limitations
anyway) Also, (I don't use mine this way, but) I can imagine with this
machine hooked up to a docking station with two external monitors it would
fulfill most design needs. The "Turbo Mode" that is enabled on these
machines is actually Intel's factory overclocking. Which leads me into my
Overclocking of the second and third generation Intel i5, and i7 processors
is very different from the old Pentium days. In the old days,
overclocking was scary because you set a clock speed and that is what you
got all the time. However not only did you get the high clock all the
time, but you also got the high heat all the time... (That was the scary
Nowadays... the newer processors have a set base clock speed.
They also have an idle clock speed (for less power consumption), and they
have a factory "turbo mode" that is basically what Intel considers its "MAX
Limits" in terms of heat generation and stability. What I do is build the
machine is a way that I can control the heat (there are several things that
go into this) which in turn allows me to crank up the "Turbo Mode" and keep
it stable. The beauty of the latest processors is that they still idle at
the same low speeds as factory set. In the end, the processor still
handles all of its everyday tasks as it always would, and when your
running a few hundred feature regen in Pro, then it cranks up the turbo so
that it can handle that too.
(BTW... OCUS Benchmark 32bit score 1206, and 64bit score 1640 is my
Hope this helps,
Owner / Designer / Builderwww.GrumanCreations.com
On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM, Brent Drysdale <-<br/>> wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> As Steve says faster processor is king. If you look at Olaf's
> Creo 2 seem fine on it though.
> *Brent Drysdale*
> *Senior Design Engineer*
> Tait Comm...