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trying to figure out my settings

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OK, so here i am trying to learn some things about oc.

i have seen other peoples stats on their vid cards that kill mine from 3DMark06. my latest result was 1956 from 3DMark (even though im using a basic desktop not an aero) and others were well over 2500 using the same vid card nvidia 8600m gs and i cannot seem to figure out why. my card is actually a 8400m gs and by using rivatuner 2.24c i was able to make it an 8600m gs. im using a modded mobileforce driver 260.99 from notebookforums.com. i followed a forum link http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/top...0m-gs-modding/ that showed some settings for this mod. but it seems to me that im missing something that makes my ratings low. i do have the complete result in excel from 3dmark if that would help any one figure out what i can do.

please if anyone has any more ideas that they could pass my way that would be great.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/22/2011, 18:06:40
Machine name:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3936MB RAM
Page File: 1157MB used, 6711MB available
Windows Dir: C:\\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8600M GS
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\\PCI\\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_30CF103C&REV_A 1
Display Memory: 1953 MB
Dedicated Memory: 241 MB
Shared Memory: 1711 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: LPL0701
Native Mode: 1280 x 800(p) (59.976Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,n vwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.6099 (English)
Driver Version: 8.17.12.6099
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/22/2010 01:23:15, 12788840 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4765-11CF-5F64-C3101FC2C535}
post #2 of 3
The latest nvidia non modded drivers should give you the best performance.
Anyways, drivers don't make miracles. It's your hardware.

take this in account:
1 - check what processor you are running and what processor they are running... it makes a difference.
2 - different runs can render different scores. not by much, but they can make a difference.
3 - check 3dmark06 settings. the default is the P settings (performance). that's also the default when talking about score. other people might have used a lower demanding settings to get their score, but that means nothing


I adivise you to use 3dmark vantage, since that's the dx10 version of 3d mark and your card is a dx10 capable
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Thread Starter 
I tried using 3dMark Vantage but it errored out saying that it could not get to the required resolution of like 1280x1024. My monitor only goes up to 1280x800. There was options to change the resolution in 3dMark Vantage but no matter how I adjusted the settings to match any of my monitor resolutions it would not work. I don't know, maybe I missed a step somewhere. But if you have any other ideas, I'm all ears. Thanx
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