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My processor is crap :S

As compared to the Intel D?....they can OC MUCH farther that I would EVER care to push mine
    
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Yes it is the Bad Axe. Thanks guys, I also talked to some of my friends, and they both said the E6600 will give me a huge leap in scores and preformance. So i'll be getting that around christmas time.

This whole ordeal just taught me that the processor deserves alot more credit than I give it.
The C2D will def provide you with an amazing boost, Lucky You.
But as of right now those scores are just down right criminal. I have a secondary rig with a 2.66 P4 and a 9800Pro 256 that scores about the same in AM3.
You def are bottlenecked but not to the point of the scores you are showing.
It would really help if you could post the seperate scores in AM3 and 05, 06 would be nice so we could see the SM2/3 scores.
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Im going back to Intel once I get my income tax return Looking at 1500 free n clear on it woot! That...combined with another 2500-3000 cast would get me a decent C2D setup no?
    
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Clue in people...the 8 series has some very CPU dependant drivers at the moment. All the conversions that must be going on to work with the unified shader hardware are bound to slow things down!

2.4ghz P4 + 24 pixel pipe/8 vertex shader card
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3.2ghz P4 + 32 unified shader card


Just an approximation, but the scores seem to be roughly at that ratio.
     
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Now I know why the guy who gave me the mobo for free also threw in the processor for free. ;D
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even i got much higher bench. then that
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Originally Posted by Frozen-Liquid View Post
even i got much higher bench. then that
because your processor owns mine. t.t

the processor is the source of my problems though right?

an E6600 will make a huge improvement amirite?
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Alright, sorry for the bump. I got it all worked out and just wanted to report back the problem. So.. yeah.. guess what I forgot to do? put thermal paste on the processor. It was at 97C so it was throttling badly. I re benchmarked once I put some as5 on it and dropped it by 47C, and now my scores have doubled. Still going to get that E6600 soon though for that extra big preformance boost in games.

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Quote:
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Alright, sorry for the bump. I got it all worked out and just wanted to report back the problem. So.. yeah.. guess what I forgot to do? put thermal paste on the processor. It was at 97C so it was throttling badly. I re benchmarked once I put some as5 on it and dropped it by 47C, and now my scores have doubled. Still going to get that E6600 soon though for that extra big preformance boost in games.

Holy melted Silicon..wow, throttle temp is somewhere in the 70°c area.
How did you come to realize it was throttling?
Glad you got it lined out, I knew somethin else was wrong , no way you could be b-necked that much. Good Luck with your C2D build.
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Holy melted Silicon..wow, throttle temp is somewhere in the 70°c area.
How did you come to realize it was throttling?
Glad you got it lined out, I knew somethin else was wrong , no way you could be b-necked that much. Good Luck with your C2D build.
I downloaded Throttle Watch and ran 3DMark 05. When I minimized and looked at TW, it was full of throttling. So I ran out right away and got some as5.



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