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Hi guys. I just wanted to say, I'm sooooo depressed.

I've been researching this forum for a few days just so I can OC my ATI HD3870 GX2, and I finally did it. The result was an epic fail. I tried again to look at alternatives, but again, i failed to find or possibly understand what most of the OC'ers were configuring their settings.

Basically, im' at loss and VERy depressed, most of the people on these forums have ATLEAST 17k score with even a lesser CPU types, and im' getting MAX 15k score.

I was hoping some of you could shed some light on what I could be doing wrong, so here are screenies of my current setups/setup.

Rig info:
Intel Xeon X3350 (Q9450) QuadCore (stock cooling, none OC atm, 50c average temp)
Asus Formula Rampage (401 bios)
ATI HD3870 GX2 1GB
2GB OCZ PC2-9600 RAM
1200W PSU (with 8pin and 6pin 12v 50a+ rails)
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Catalyst Drivers 8.4 ( no omega available yet)
Windows Vista Ultimate x86 (32bit) Aero theme OFF +SP1

ATi Tool: does not work with GX2, beta version runs but does not work
AMD GPU clock Tool: got slower 3DMark06 scores using it (see attached screenie)
RivaTuner: had issues figuring out what all the settings meant, did not get clear info on how to use it.
CCC: Was able to set it to 878Clock / 900Mem. Got 200 points improvement in 3DMark06.. wow...

I would appreciate your feedback.

EDIT: As suggested, OC'd to 3.36Ghz (420x8) now 17784 points score in 3DMark06. Thanks all!



Edited by xoltrix2000 - 5/12/08 at 11:05pm
    
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post #2 of 11
You have a nice build, but most people on here overclock there quads to 3.5ghz or so. That seems to make a big difference. Aside from that it seems to be a good score for a stock clock rig.
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yeah, an OC to 3.6 or so would really boost the score since 3dmark is very cpu dependent. Can you upgrade to 64bit vista? There is a performance increase with 64bit as well.
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For stock that is a good score. Overclock it and you should expect at least 16.5-17k.

I just recently hit 18.5k
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post #5 of 11
overclock it a bit and you will see your numbers jump. with my e8400 i first benched it at 4.2 getting around 18.5k. after taking it to 4.45 i was above 20K so overclock that bad boy.
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CPU makes a huge difference in 3D06. At CPU stock and GPU overclocked, I got 12.6K. After I overclocked to 4.2GHz, I got 16.8k.
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There is no "G" in the Ati line.
But it seems about rightish, you need to OC your mobo and get a new heatsink. 50c average, if you mean this by load temp that isnt bad but a new heatsink/fan will be needed to OC (or atleast wanted..).
Maybe try a toss up on drivers? Do you have any AA or setting forced in your GPU panel tat might affect your score?
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Originally Posted by Pooping^fish View Post
There is no "G" in the Ati line.
But it seems about rightish, you need to OC your mobo and get a new heatsink. 50c average, if you mean this by load temp that isnt bad but a new heatsink/fan will be needed to OC (or atleast wanted..).
Maybe try a toss up on drivers? Do you have any AA or setting forced in your GPU panel tat might affect your score?
did you really just tell him to OC his mobo.
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Wow thanks guys. I thank you for the reply, really appreciate it!

Gonna go pick me up a cooling kit tomorrow and test it out.

Will keep you posted!

- XOL
    
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Wow thanks guys. I thank you for the reply, really appreciate it!

Gonna go pick me up a cooling kit tomorrow and test it out.

Will keep you posted!

- XOL
But dont forget real games dont benefit as much as 3dmark06 from the CPU.
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