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So I built this budget lan rig about 2-3 months ago. I used a old evga 8800 g92 to cut build costs. It got about 13.2k 3d mark 06 with the 8800. Today I installed my now considered old evga 295gtx from my main rig into this lan rig. Now it gets just shy of 15.2k 3d mark 06. Is it just me or is that a pretty depressing score from a 295?

I have a 500w psu single rail x2 12v @ 18a pci power plugs. I know the 295 is recommended with 40a total with a 600w psu. Still seems to boot and play games. I've checked to see if its underclocking but precision verifies its running at stock speeds. CPU also running stock speeds and psu seems to not be kicking out any alarming levels of heat in fact its surprisingly cool.

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Phenom II 840 x4 @ 3.2ghz
MSI 880-E35 mATX
G-skill Ripsaw 1600mhz 8gigs
OCZ Modular 500w
Seagate Sata 500gig

evga 8800 g92


evga 295gtx

Edited by DigitrevX - 11/3/11 at 10:23pm
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That does seem really low. I know the rig in my sig gets 15,800-16k... and that is with a 5750.
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3dmark o6 doesnt use 2 cores.... it will only be using one of those cores.
If you want to properly test the card, use vantage.
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I'd be careful using that PSU with a 295 you should be using a high quality 650w as a minimum but it's your rig I suppose.

I used to get around 24k on vantage before I upgraded from a 295.

Can you test it with a bigger PSU/in another rig?
Edited by Zagael - 11/3/11 at 10:34pm
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The PSU should suffice, U cant use a dual video card on 3Dmark 06
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post #6 of 25
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I'd be careful using that PSU with a 295 you should be using a high quality 650w as a minimum but it's your rig I suppose.

I used to get around 24k on vantage before I upgraded from a 295.

Can you test it with a bigger PSU/in another rig?
I'll grab vantage and give it a try. The soonest I can barrow my sig rig psu is next week when I tear it down to go into my 800D. I'm definitely down for trying it.
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Not wishing to doubt your knowledge Denim but a 295 draws around 300w by itself a 500w PSU is not going to leave him much headroom.

It's up to Digi of course, but you don't want your system going pop.
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post #8 of 25
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Not wishing to doubt your knowledge Denim but a 295 draws around 300w by itself a 500w PSU is not going to leave him much headroom.

It's up to Digi of course, but you don't want your system going pop.
Eh, if the psu dies, it cost me 55 bux The whole machine minus the video card was 350 and its not running a whole lot.

1 HD
1 optical
matx board
840 so reasonable power consumption
3 120mm nzxt fans and stock amd heat sink

the rest is for the card


Right now I gota weigh the benefits of using the 295!

Edit: DLing Vantage now, hope the free version works for this test.
Edited by DigitrevX - 11/3/11 at 10:52pm
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Well if you don't care if it goes bang then I wish you well and hope it holds up.

The 295 is still a powerful card, there's not much it can't run at 1080p and max settings. Have fun with it
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post #10 of 25
OMG NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Way under powered. 500w for a 295? stop before you kill your card and ur system.
    
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