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My room mate just upgraded to a 3200 venice core with a 7600gt. When he ran aquamark he got the same score as I have been getting with my 3000 at 2.3ghz and my overclocked 6600gt. Shouldn't he be getting a higher score than me regardless of my overclock? I just think getting 60,000 on aquamark is a little low for a 7600gt. Any opionions on this score?
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Technically yes he should be getting a higher score yes, You may want to get him to update his g-card and chipset Drivers, Remember to tell him to use Driver cleaner first to get rid of left over driver traces. Also you may wish to remember that his 64 3000 may be bottlenecking that card and therfore limiting him alot.
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Hmmm try a bios flash.. or if that doesnt work, tyr the lastest drivers
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Originally Posted by slydog64
My room mate just upgraded to a 3200 venice core with a 7600gt. When he ran aquamark he got the same score as I have been getting with my 3000 at 2.3ghz and my overclocked 6600gt. Shouldn't he be getting a higher score than me regardless of my overclock? I just think getting 60,000 on aquamark is a little low for a 7600gt. Any opionions on this score?
Well if your 6600gt is oced to say the speed of a stock 7600gt then the score will be the same, but if he oc's the 7600gt then he will get a much higher score, oh and your cpu is only 10mhz faster than his so you will be getting the same score,

I mean I get 62400 in am3 but thats maxed out at 600/1200, and the clocks on the 7600 are far higher than my card so he should be getting higher, and as said above tell him to check for updates to the latest drivers
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Originally Posted by frostbite
Well if your 6600gt is oced to say the speed of a stock 7600gt then the score will be the same, but if he oc's the 7600gt then he will get a much higher score, oh and your cpu is only 10mhz faster than his so you will be getting the same score,

I mean I get 62400 in am3 but thats maxed out at 600/1200, and the clocks on the 7600 are far higher than my card so he should be getting higher, and as said above tell him to check for updates to the latest drivers
frostbite, you're wrong. the 7600gt got 12 pixel pipelines, the 6600gt got 8. So even if he overclocks it to a stock 7600gt, he's not supposed to get the same score as his friend.
He could try a driver reinstall. I don't know about settings on aquamark, but if he has changed his, then he might get a lower score because those settings demands more
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Originally Posted by Korke
frostbite, you're wrong. the 7600gt got 12 pixel pipelines, the 6600gt got 8. So even if he overclocks it to a stock 7600gt, he's not supposed to get the same score as his friend.
He could try a driver reinstall. I don't know about settings on aquamark, but if he has changed his, then he might get a lower score because those settings demands more

But what if it is getting the same score
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Originally Posted by frostbite
But what if it is getting the same score
could be other stuff bottlenecking or a driver issue or just bad settings on aquamark (or however that program works).
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Originally Posted by frostbite
Well if your 6600gt is oced to say the speed of a stock 7600gt then the score will be the same, but if he oc's the 7600gt then he will get a much higher score, oh and your cpu is only 10mhz faster than his so you will be getting the same score,
No offense, but that's completely wrong... there are many more differences between the 6600GT and the 7600GT. The 7600GT has 4 more pipelines, 256mb of memory vs the 6600GT's 128, and a more efficient architecture. Plus, there's no way you could get a 6600GT's memory up to 1650MHz. And his CPU is running 100MHz faster, not 10.

Have him update all his drivers. If that doesn't work, tell him to RMA the card. He should be getting mid 70k to low 80k.

Edit: Damn, Korke beat me to it. Oh well.
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did anyone read the post? I said my 3000+ is at 2.3 ghz and his 3200+ is stock at 2ghz. So im 300mhz faster, not 10. And this was a fresh install of windows, so there are no previous drivers.
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Im thiking that if its not Chipset or G-card drivers then it could be something to Do with a Bottleneck or Perhaps Ram.
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