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Okay, to anyone out here who has kind advice to give, please tell me why I am getting ~6100 in 3dmark06. I see some people with the same setup getting ~9000!

FYI my SM2.0 and SM3.0 scores were ~3300 each and my CPU score was ~1000.

I ran this test 3 times to be sure w/o oc'ing my vc, and oc'ing my CPU from 1.86ghz (per core @ 266mhz FSB) to 2.3ghz (per core @ 330mhz FSB).

My mem is running dual channel at 1:1 w/ cas#(4)-ras#cas#(4)-ras#pre(4)-tras(7.5x2=15), PCIEx is 16x operational, virtualization is off, bit support is off, C1E is off, and Limit CPUID maxval is off. I also get a 1M superpi bench of 23sec.

So what do you think it could be?
 
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post #2 of 29
Ram is holding you back a little, board isnt the greatest, but should do. Your gonna need more of an oc on that cpu and a good oc on that GPU.
post #3 of 29
So many variables it can be very hard to pinpoint.
post #4 of 29
i see one problem your SM3 and 2 scores are off, i get about 2500 on an 8600GT you should get way higher
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post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by Hailscott View Post
Ram is holding you back a little, board isnt the greatest, but should do. Your gonna need more of an oc on that cpu and a good oc on that GPU.
no it's definitely a problem somewhere, considering my score is higher on older hardware - i have half the ram running at lower speeds async...

the individual 3dmark scores seem pretty similar to mine, only my total is 7751 atm.

however i suspect that the cpu score should be higher since i score about 1000 on a single core.

edit - on checking, my gts is scoring 4400 in sm2 and sm3.

would the fact you're running VISTA have a negative effect on the score by any chance?
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I'm suspecting it may be my motherboard. Its max quad FSB is 1320MHz so if I want to oc my cpu I can't go past 330MHZ FSB x 7 (2.3GHz per core). Yes, the mobo doesn't support multiplier adjustments... but isn't that normal for all intel C2Ds?
 
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What nVidia driver are you running?
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You dont have aps running in the background when your benching right? It also helps to set everything to performance as far as 3d settings.
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I made sure to terminate all background apps... check the pic below to see how I ran my 3dmark tests, and I tried setting the driver settings to performance and "let 3d app decide".
 
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hmmmm, vista, eh.... perhaps that may be the problem...
 
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