Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX
Your saying these processes are responsible for holding back over 2k 3Dmarks?
Someone with my exact same setup got nearly 16k with an E8400 clocked only to 3.6
I will start working on the tweaks but I cant see it helping by that much
Yes.. you have alot of programs and services running. Most people close all that stuff out before running 3dmark06.
16k, with a single 8800GTX and a 3.6GHZ dual core under vista? I don't see that happening unless he had his GPU overclocked alot, yours is still at stock. GPU OC makes more a difference than CPU in 3dmark06.
Your GPU scores are fine, its your CPU score that is killing you, which is most likely caused by background programs.
Also, I edited my above post with some more info and a picture.