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Ok here is the problem. Other people with the exact same set up as me are getting way higher scores. Look at my specs to see my setup. I have two 7800GTXs in SLI and other people are getting 116000+ Aquamark scores before overclocking or tweeking anything with the same CPU. Also gettinging higher on the other benchmarks.

Before I OCed or tweked I was getting around 70000 Aquamark. After OCing my CPU to 2590mhz,Vid Card to 500 and 1300, and ram to 2-3-3-5 I am getting 97500+ Aquamark3.

What should I try??? What could be wrong?
post #2 of 17
your compared scores are with the same ram and CPU?
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Maybe because your RAM is runing in single channel? But that shouldn't affect your score too much.
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Does it really matter, your computers a monster..
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Do you by any chance have VSync on. If you do turn it off.
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97k isnt bad, benchmarks dont mean much anyway. it could be a driver, or some little tweak.
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post #7 of 17
Have you patched Aquamark3 yet? Something about the Amd64 chips. I really don't know what it is but here is the file. Just unzip into your Aquamark directory and overwrite when promted. Then run again and see if your score changes.
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Jazino
97k isnt bad, benchmarks dont mean much anyway. it could be a driver, or some little tweak.

Its the little tweek I am wondering about. I am frusterated because I spend weeks browsing newegg and them a month waiting for all my parts only to not be able to break 100k on aqua.

Here are all my scores.


post #9 of 17
Maybe it's because the CPU can't handle the 2x7800GTXs, I mean they are score almost twice the CPU score in Aquamark meaning it's a big big bottleneck, but that doesn't matter because you can still play anything at maximum quality without a hitch
post #10 of 17
You have something wrong just as u suspect..I ran the test just now and score 107,394 . . I should not be able score 10,000 over an SLI rig . .

Do you have tyhe AMD driver fo rth eprocessor ? What drivers are you running the cards with ? Do you have cards set to performance settings or best visuals ?
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