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What the crap is going on? I downloaded the free editions of the 3DMark softwares and it gave me system error readings on the second to third test run and on 3DMark06 it gave me horrible results. For one thing, my computer is very fast and very capable and this software just plain out sucks and is set-up to run fast for Intel and NVIDIA because it flat out says "runs best on Alienware". WHATS NEW!!!! Companies just trying to bash AMD into the ground, but let me tell you what AMD and ATI are going to come out on top even if SLI and Conroes have all the hype right now. When it all boils down to it, all that really matters is game play and being able to keep up with the best graphics and performance and not some stupid computer analysis program.
    
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post #2 of 23
You definately have some settings incorrect.

I had excellent scores on my previous rig (Opty 170 + X1900's in Crossfire).

3DMark06: 10,098 - http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=346565

The fact it states Alienware is just advertising. The software is in no way optimized for one or the other.

What is yuor score?
    
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If your getting errors, you may have a hardware fault.

I got errors on 3dMark06 when i got my 7900GTX and it turned out to be faulty.
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I got 4800-5200 points and a very low processor score on 3DMark06 when in turn I am running at dual core 2.55GHz core clock speed. The other programs were showing FPS of 55-60 such as in the 3DMark05 with a total frame rate for each cycle up until it kicked me out of about 3500-4000 frames. I don't understand how in the 3DMark06 why it was showing such low frame rate when truthfully I run at 50-60 FPS in the Dark Messiah of Might and Magic demo with all settings at very high as well as every setting in my Catalyst 6.10 turned up to quality with the highest temporal anti-aliasing(6X which is 12X) and anisotropic filtering at high quality AF 16X. These settings also go with Battlefield 2142 which is amazing running at 45-60 FPS. I am almost thinking that the problem is the program because it is the demo and not actually the retail version that you have to buy. What do you think about this?
    
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post #5 of 23
Sounds like a hardware issue to me.

I can't remember anybody having a problem with 3DMark

Is your GPU overclocked?
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post #6 of 23
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Yes my graphics processor is overclocked to 668/774MHz and it runs rock solid. I am overclocking my DDR3200-400 memory sticks to 180.7MHz, and I am also overclocking my processor to 2.55GHz.
    
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Are they specific errors like DX related error messages? Or does it just bomb out of the benchmark? 180.7MHz doesn't sound right, in fact it sounds way too low.
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Yes, they are the type of error that you talking about. It tells me that the program has to be shut down because of an error and then the stupid microsoft error report wants me to send out the error message. I just tried 3D Mark 2005 again and it got through the first test at a total of 4200 frames at the standard settings and then it kicked me off. My memory overclock is due to me overclocking my AMD Athlon 4200 dual core processor. I have the memory timings set on 166MHz and then they are bumped up because of the processor overclocking resulting in 180.7MHz.
    
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post #9 of 23
I see. If you could, please run SP2004, a stability test. You may run two instances (to test both cores). My feelings are that your system is mildly unstable and will fail the test relatively quickly. I know this because I have had the same problem
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post #10 of 23
Only time it did that to me was when my cpu was OCed to high
 
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