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Ok, so the last time I ran 3dmark 05 might have been a month ago, and I scored 17,150ish with my CPU at 3GHz, ram running at 750MHz 5-6-6-18, and video cards not OC'd at all. Now I ran 3dmark 05 the other day and I scored 16,600. The only change I've made is increasing my RAM frequency from 750MHz to 938MHz. I figured maybe reinstalling my video card's driver would help. So I just did that and I scored 16,300!

What is goin on?! Are my video cards crapping out on me somehow? What do you think caused this drop in performance?
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Have you changed any of the 3d settings in CCC?

Make sure they are set at optimal performance.
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Can you give me the ORB links? Or at least the breakdown of the score.

And indeed, make sure you compare same settings. All performance, and AA/AF should be 'let the application decide'
    
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I've always just kept them at stock or default.
I put memory at 750MHz again in bios. I will run 3dmark again to see if maybe it will fix it, althrough slowing my RAM speed down probably wont give me a better score.

And after I wrote my first post my comp restarted. Kinda odd but sometimes it does that even though it is prime 95 stable. I think thats just a prob with my board, as other P5wdh users have had it.

edit: Ok, Ill run it again and give u the ORB
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post #5 of 11
im having similar issue

Rig in Specs @ stock = 8901 3Dmark05

CPU 3Ghz Ram 856Mhz 5-5-5-15 = 7561

All CCC settings were the same both times and i'm on the same drivers
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I just ran it again. Everything set on performance in CCC. Scored 16439.
http://service.futuremark.com/orb/re...jectId=2319919

I dont know if the link will work so heres the results.

Main Test Results
3DMark Score16439 3DMarks
CPU Score9446 CPUMarks

Detailed Test Results

Game Tests
GT1 - Return To Proxycon62.3 fps
GT2 - Firefly Forest48.5 fps
GT3 - Canyon Flight94.2 fps

CPU Tests
CPU Test 15.1 fps
CPU Test 27.7 fps

Now here are my results when I scored 17,106

http://service.futuremark.com/orb/re...jectId=2213930

Main Test Results
3DMark Score17106 3DMarks
CPU Score9046 CPUMarks

Detailed Test Results

Game Tests
GT1 - Return To Proxycon62.7 fps
GT2 - Firefly Forest48.4 fps
GT3 - Canyon Flight105.5 fps

CPU Tests
CPU Test 14.7 fps
CPU Test 27.7 fps
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Actually, just looking at them it is very strange. The one difference is that I had 10 more FPS on Canyon flight 2 months ago. However, the FPS in the other 2 test stayed the same.

I'm going to run it again with AI set at standard, and see if it makes a difference.
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Your CPU score actually increases, so CPU overclocking is doing good. Are you tinkering with the PCI-E bus in any way by any chance?
    
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Actually, just looking at them it is very strange. The one difference is that I had 10 more FPS on Canyon flight 2 months ago. However, the FPS in the other 2 test stayed the same.

I'm going to run it again with AI set at standard, and see if it makes a difference.

Turn that AI off dude. You will get better results with it off, trust me
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Ill try with it off. I havent tinkered with PCI bus to my knowledge.

edit: AI disabled makes it worse. It needs to be enabled with Crossfire for better results.

The only real driver change I've had since the 17.100 score was reinstalling my sound driver.

I might try CCC 6.10 and see if it helps.
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