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Can you still show me a screenshot of the scores, or an ORB link? ( I'd like to see how the score breaks down)
    
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Whats an orb link? Wait i am seending soon. Thx for your help!

EDIT: OOPps i never saved the screen shoot but wait runing 3dmakr 06 right now.
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No problem

The ORB is the Online Results Database. When you run 3DMark, you can upload the results. You will have to make a (free) account online. You will see your score online, and there will be a check box next to it that states 'publish'. Check this, and hit 'Update' on the bottom. Then, a link will appear under your score. I want that link

5000 3DMark06 is a lot better...but not stellar. I got higher than that with a single X1900XT and an Opteron 170 at stock speeds!

However, your CPU is single core, which is no good for 3DMark06. It loves dual core CPUs. A Pentium D 925 ($139) or even a 945 ($167) would give a nice boost! Or save up about $500 if you can and go for the newest tech you can find for that money (Core 2 Duo, or whatever AMD has by that time). Prices in the US.
    
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Here i come whit my 5000 3d mark 06 scores....

What do you think?

EDIT: I am saving up for an Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4 + C2D e6300 (overclock of cause whit my new mobo) + OCZ Gold XTC DDR2 PC6400....

EDIT: That pentium D you say is it socket 775?

EDIT: WOW NICE CPU...I am just tinking of buying that!! But i whant to overclock it....and i cant...the 2 problem is that i only have ddr is that a big problem?
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Those are indeed horrid CPU scores... I think in 3DMark, the CPU is indeed holding you back big time.

I had a Northwood 3.0GHz, which scored a little worse than yours... going from that to a Opteron 170 2.0GHz nearly doubled by CPU score, and probably gave a nice overall boost (1000+ points) to the total score. (in terms of clock speed, those CPUs are more or less comparable). I could not run the different CPUs with the same video card to test this unfortunately.

and yes, the Pentium D's are socket 775.

How far are you with saving? You might want to consider the DS3 or even the S3. They overclock nicely also, but just lack some of the features of the DS4 (RAID on southbridge).

If gaming performance isn't too bad right now, skip the Pentium D's and continue saving. 5k isn't so bad that gaming totally sucks. You'll still have pretty decent gaming performance, esp. in games that don't use the CPU as heavily as 3DMark06
    
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I think i will safe for an C2D e6300 and overclock it. But i need ddr2 ram to and they are expensive.

Thank you guys.
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