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So I got the newest drivers for my evga 8800GTS 640mb and bumped its clocks up 5-10 mhz, ran atitool and furmark for 10 minutes at a time to check temps and artifacts, and continued in that manner. Never did see any artifacts. BUT, I got around to running a full 3dmark06 and WOW my score was like 3k marks lower than a previous run, granted that was at a higher cpu overclock, but it was with a tremendously lower GPU clock.

So my question is this.. will an e6600 @ 3.48ghz preform like 3k marks lower than one at 3.68?

10186 marks

13247 marks

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go back to old drivers or reinstall the new one.
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Is there a particular driver I should reroll to? I have no problem with the newest, infact they have increased the cieling of my Oc capabilities as far as passing 3dmark by a ton, but as far as which older drivers are best I am a complete noob =(
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3Dmark06 is very CPU Dependant. Try ocing your CPU higher. You won't get much of an increase even with a much bigger GPU OC.
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Its not just 3dmark06.

I went from the 174.74 betas (175.16 gave me static feedback, although EVGA has released a bios that resolves the issue) to the new WHQL drivers 175.19 and my FPS in Call of Duty 4 went from an average of 180FPS to about 75 FPS. there is something seriously wrong with the new drivers and SLI....
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Originally Posted by x2s3w4 View Post
3Dmark06 is very CPU Dependant. Try ocing your CPU higher. You won't get much of an increase even with a much bigger GPU OC.
You actually answered my question, thank you. There was almost a 200mhz difference in cpu clocks between the two test, possibly more as im just guesstimating at the numbers in the 10ths and 100ths decimal places.
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Sorry for double post, but again thanks Robilar. Great thread on the p5n32-e by the way
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