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You can safely ignore the Aquamark3 score. It reflects your CPU, but not your GPU.

However, your CPU is about 1/4th as strong as most of the ones on this site. Paired with the fact that the new nVidia drivers for GeForce 8's are extremely CPU intense, and you have a dilema on your hands....

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post #12 of 40
Its not the cpu or gpu. If I can get more than him at stock, then something is wrong. Check your drivers, and see if there are any conflicts. Also, powertrip, the 975X intel board does overclock, and does it fairly well.
 
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post #13 of 40
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Originally Posted by TransfuSe View Post
Ok, so I finally got my PC working and decided to try out Aquamark 3 and 3DMark 05. In aquamark 3 I got 37,000 and in 3DMark 05 I got 4285. That seems VERY low. Could my processor be bottlenecking my video card that much? I have the new nVidia drivers and DirectX9 but still nothing.
Woah! That Aquamark 3 score is really low. My system get 33,000 in AM3...

Must be a driver problem or a bottleneck. OC it!
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post #14 of 40
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Originally Posted by tubnotub1 View Post
Oh hell, I thought your 4k+ score was was 06, not 05, I apologize. That completely changes my above comment. If you are only getting 4k+ in 05 then there is indeed a larger problem then just your relatively low CPU clock speed. Have you installed the most recent drivers from Nvidia?

That 4k score was in 3DMark 05..

Thanks guys I'll see what I can do.
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post #15 of 40
try to format and install a fresh windows with the latest drivers so you can roll out any software problems , if that didn,t help then maybe there is a problem with the gpu itself
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Well, I reformatted and installed those drivers so I'm hoping for the best.

Something is wrong, I don't get this.

I'm getting even less than I did before!!

I installed the mobo, installed those beta drivers, installed directX 9.0C, and updated windows....


WHAT IS GOING ON!!?!?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TransfuSe View Post
Well, I reformatted and installed those drivers so I'm hoping for the best.

Something is wrong, I don't get this.

I'm getting even less than I did before!!

I installed the mobo, installed those beta drivers, installed directX 9.0C, and updated windows....


WHAT IS GOING ON!!?!?
Did you install the chipset drivers before you installed the vidcard?
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Did you install the chipset drivers before you installed the vidcard?
I installed the video card drivers after I installed my video card.
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post #19 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by TransfuSe View Post
I installed the video card drivers after I installed my video card.
Install the chipset drivers before your video card drivers.
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post #20 of 40
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Install the chipset drivers before your video card drivers.
Wait, I did install my motherboard drivers first. I'm still getting the same 18 - 20 FPS in Return to Proxycon on 3DMark05.

I got the same score on my old x800XL and a worse processor.

So, I'm probably going to need a core 2 duo in about a month then. Which one should I get to lift up most of this really bad bottlenecking?

E6600?
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