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Do you just have regular ultras or the overclocked versions?
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What res are you running? I'd think you would need at least a decent 22' to bring out those monsters. Right now your rig is bottlenecked by your CPU, although it's powerful as hell...it's not enough to keep up with 2 ULTRAS!!!

Get a good monitor, run a high arse res that way the main load goes to the Ultras, not the CPU.
22" resolution is only 1680x1050..and he's running that lol.

Either way, there's no point in benchmarking at stock and expecting a good score...

overclock and see if it starts looking up...
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ANyway Nitteo, your scores are looking far more in-line now.

I would say, find someone wiht a comparable system running Vista on ORB, and see if your scores are similar.

I would think that for benchmarking purposes, you could easily run your QX 3.6- 3.8 GHz on a Tuniq tower - but I don't blame you if you don't want to risk a $1,200 piece of metal. Otherwise, there's still plenty of OCing Headroom left in your 8800 Ultras - some claim that they even push higher than a GTX (that would actually be a nice way to enjoy the additional $$ you paid for them is to take advantage of their supposed increased OCing headroom).

Otherwise, it looks like your problem is solved. Tick up your proc, tick up your vid card mem and gpu, and do a clean isntall of XP w/mature drivers.

You'll be hitting 18,000 in no time...
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Originally Posted by IamtheGTIguy View Post
You'll be hitting 18,000 in no time...
I hope so.

I got a laundry list of things to check tonight. Hopefully I bring better news tommorow...now I gotta go back to work. Thanks all.

BTW: I posted a pic of my rig.
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Will those penryn procs be compatible with our mobo's right now? Or will there be a whole new socket for them or something?
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Oh, and one final thing. When you OC, are you taking advantage of the unlocked multiplier or are you upping your System Bus?

If your board can run stable at higher FSBs (Striker Extremes have had some trouble with this...), push your FSB as high as you can. This tends to really alleviate the bottlenecking more effectively than just ticking up your multiplier.
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A Quad Core @ 3.6 - 3.8 GHz on a Tuniq tower?!!!!!

How good is the Tuniq for godsake, if it can cool that monster at those speeds i'll buy one now!
 
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Oh, and one final thing. When you OC, are you taking advantage of the unlocked multiplier or are you upping your System Bus?

If your board can run stable at higher FSBs (Striker Extremes have had some trouble with this...), push your FSB as high as you can. This tends to really alleviate the bottlenecking more effectively than just ticking up your multiplier.
Are you kidding me? I love the unlocked multiplier. I was trying higher multipliers last night. But I will try to find my highest FSB tonight without getting my NB/SB killed in temps.
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post #79 of 143
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A very very disappointing day+night of benching. I received my second Ultra after stepping up to it from a 8800 GTS 640... so I wanted to bench the Ultras on 3dmark06 (with everything on stock) and see the performance gains:

Bench 1: 1st Single Ultra = 11,930

Bench 2: 2nd Single Ultra = 12,013

Bench 3: Both on SLI = 12,981

Imagine my surprise! Basically each point gain COST ME $1.00

NO GAIN in points and to add salt to the wound Tigerdirect is selling it for $699 vs $849 I paid for it.


Is there something I am doing wrong?
dude i have the EXACT same problem with my GTX's and from what i understand its a bottleneck issue from the CPU.

i almost have similar scores to you as well.
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A Quad Core @ 3.6 - 3.8 GHz on a Tuniq tower?!!!!!

How good is the Tuniq for godsake, if it can cool that monster at those speeds i'll buy one now!
I said for benchmarking, not to run 24/7.

The Tuniq, though, is very good. It is comparable to water cooling. It is a combination fan/aircooled heatsink with an integrate phase-change cooler.

They are very difficult to find lately and pretty expensive, but they are a damn-good proc.
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