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Hi, I've been having problems with 3Dmark. I ran 3dmark and after that i got a score of 4329 Points. When i submitted them into the database of 3dmark i was way below what many other people have (almost 3000-4000 points) How can this be? Is something in my system bottlenecking or did I just expect too much of my computer? here is a pic




Any suggestions? BTW: 3dmark was on stock (1280x1024, no AA etc)

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post #2 of 12
Theres no way you'd get 8k on that build... no offense.

If I remember right my old 2x 7800GTX paired with a FX57 build only got 6k

The 7900GT is about the same speed as a single 7800GTX.
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post #3 of 12
You're probably comparing to SLI scores.
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You need an 8xxx series GPU and your running your CPU at stock speeds which don't help.
 
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Yeah its your CPU thats bottlenecking it i guess.
 
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post #7 of 12
I would guess that these better scores are a mix of SLI scores and people with higher CPU and GPU clock speeds (overclockers, in other words).

Those two factors could easily account for the discrepancy you're seeing. Especially the SLI scores...
    
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post #8 of 12
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Thanks for the info, I had not thought about the SLI systems and such. But I started overclocking about 6 months ago. I first did a 3Dmark06 run at stock speeds (everything at stock) and I got about 42xx and after I overclocked the GPU a bit I ran 3Dmark again and I could swear I had 48xx. I overclocked with ATItool btw. But when I had set the speeds (core and shader) 1-3 mhz higher then my initial overclock and ran the artifact test without problems for 10 mins or so, 3Dmark decreased in points! This all happened with a clean windows XP install.

Could it really be my CPU holding my graphics card back, or maybe the power supply?
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I would OC your CPU.
    
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I tried overclocking my CPU a while back but when I tried it (through the BIOS etc, and I have the stock cooler on) it didn't turn out so well. I had set the CPU to run 3 percent higher and watched the temps of my CPU and Motherboard and they ran at 46C(cpu) and 39C(mb) But after a restart it didn't work. The screen remained black when I restarted the computer. After I took the power off the computer everything restarted normally again, without the overclock. Any suggestions? I gues I could buy a better CPU cooler. Tuniq tower or something.
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