well, i used driver/registry cleaner and re-installed te 8.4's and ran 3dmark06 and got...........
Da -da-da-dahhhh---------> 11058......(orchestra falls flat)
haha, at least it's an improvement
i was getting 9500ish with my 3870 @stock, so a 1550 increase???
i was expecting 13000-14000ish
i'll keep fooling around with drivers and such and see if i can bring it up.
10% increase is just disappointing though