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I just threw in a evga 8800GTS into my computer in my sig. At 770mhz/1130mhz with one 8800GTS I was getting about 14.7k in 3dmark06. Now with the second 8800GTS I'm only getting 16.3k with both cards at 750/1050mhz. I used driversweeper to remove the nforce and nvidia graphics drivers and reinstalled but it didn't help. Why is my score so low?
    
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doesnt seem right.
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Because you're running at such a low resolution. If you ran one card and the nSLI at 1920 x 1200, you'd notice a lot larger difference. 3DMark defaults to a pretty low resolution, and SLI doesn't boost the score as much as it should. Try playing some games at 1920 x 1200, max AA, and see if you get improved framerates from before.
    
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I hope that you enabled SLI in the Nvdia Control Panel...
 
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Yeah something isn't right with that score, here's my 06 score with 1 8800GTS G92.

3.95ghz


3.6ghz


-EDIT-

Are the PCI-E slots their full x16 lanes each or have they defaulted to something lower?
Edited by MasterKromm - 6/3/08 at 2:13pm
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did you turn off the flux capacitor?
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Does the 750i run dual x16 lanes?
    
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mark6 is pretty CPU-dependent. Overall scores don't count for much besides bragging rights. Individual scores are much more important (SM2, SM3, and disregarding CPU)

Make sure SLi is enabled, and that the appropriate SLi mode is selected in the NCP; it defaults to the most efficient rendering mode but Nvidia isn't exactly known for quality software so it always helps to double check. Make sure you uninstall old drivers from safe mode, and just for my own satisfaction I run driver cleaner several times (tho I make no claim that doing so actually works better than just one run).
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If SLI wasn't enabled, he wouldn't have gotten an almost 2k point boost at random.
    
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GPU-Z says both cards are running at x16.

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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Because you're running at such a low resolution. If you ran one card and the nSLI at 1920 x 1200, you'd notice a lot larger difference. 3DMark defaults to a pretty low resolution, and SLI doesn't boost the score as much as it should. Try playing some games at 1920 x 1200, max AA, and see if you get improved framerates from before.
I'm still about 2000pts lower than where I should be.

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Originally Posted by dharmaBum View Post
Make sure SLi is enabled, and that the appropriate SLi mode is selected in the NCP; it defaults to the most efficient rendering mode but Nvidia isn't exactly known for quality software so it always helps to double check. Make sure you uninstall old drivers from safe mode, and just for my own satisfaction I run driver cleaner several times (tho I make no claim that doing so actually works better than just one run).
SLI is enabled in the nvidia control panel. What do you mean choose the most appropriate SLI mode? In the SLI options it only allows me to disable or enable it, nothing else.
    
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