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3DMark Tweaks - NVIDIA SLI
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Objective: Increase score in 3DMark with the same overclock. Tweaks made in windows and bios. Everything has been tested on Windows 8 Pro 64 Bits with the same clock in afterburner (sli) forever. The source of all is the following google searches and tests. It is intended for users like me who do not want to have only one partition with windows installed with nothing and with all the services disabled.

Driver Tests: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

All tests done with a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit With BenchTweak applied.
ASrock OC Formula
Core i7-3770k 4.6Ghz
SLI MSI GTX 680 Lightning (LN mode +100/+340)
G.Skill x 8GB 2133Mhz CL9
XFX 850W

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1. Programs Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
3DMark is a program for performance measurement and the graphic CPU at the end of a score test is made, the higher the score the better, particularly for those who participates in HWbot.org. More information about 3DMark access the site: http://www.3dmark.com/. Having the higher score does not mean having a stable system. This is not a topic about overclocking and stability.

What we need for now: 3DMark, Nvidia Inspector, PowerMizer Switch, WinTimerTester 1.1 or TimerTiming, regedit, bcdedit, your windows with all updates, video driver to the latest version as well as all the drivers required for the operation of windows and lots of willingness to test each tweak. The link to the program will be given in tips. The version used is purchased on steam.

* I recommend creating a restore point, check out this link if you do not know how to do: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4690-restore-point-create-windows-8-a.html

* Please have an iso ready to be installed in pen-driver if necessary re-install windows. (Http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2299-clean-install-windows-8-a.html)

2. Tweaks
These are simple things that improve your score between 600 and 1500 points, of course it all depends on your system as well, you can not do miracles.

2.1. NVDIA Inspector (test what is the best for you)
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A program that shows hardware information, settings profiles for games and programs and also has overclocking options.
Download: http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/nvidia_inspector_download.html

Once downloaded place it wherever you want and run nvidiaInspector.exe.
This window will open, click where I circled in blue, to access the profiles of the driver:

Open this window, click where is the blue circle and select 3DMark:

Click on SettingsID SLI compatibility bits (DX1x) and select:
0x080000F5 (Catzilla, Dragon Age 2, Ocean Demo, Unigine: Tropics demo, Metro: Last Light, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Unigine Engine, Unigine: Sanctuary demo, Unigine: Valley demo, Hitman: Absolution, 3DMark11, Oil Rush Unigine: Heaven demo, Sniper Elite 2, Ladybug Demo, Passion Leads Army Benchmark, Stone Giant Mecha Demo, Metro 2033).

By default it is:
0x000000F5 (DX SDK DetailTessellation11 sample, Star Trek: Online, Tom Clancy's HAWX 2, DX SDK PNTriangles11 sample, Battlefield 1943, Devil May Cry 4 (DX10), Biohazard 5, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, Medal of Honor (sp), Medal of Honor, Colin McRae: Dirt 2, Saints Row: The Third, NecroVisioN, Mythos, Assassin's Creed, Company of Heroes, 3DMark, Windows System Assessment Tool, Rocketsled, APB: All Points Bulletin, Lucas Arts Hive Engine Demo, Avatar, Rise of Immortals, Resident Evil 5, Mortal Online, Medal of Honor (mp), Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link, Forged By Chaos, The Secret World, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, King Arthur II , MS Flight Simulator X, DX SDK SubD11 sample, Star Trek, War of the Roses, Island Demo, Homefront, Red Faction: Guerilla, Anno 2070, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Hamilton `s Great Adventure, Hunted: The Demon's Forge Order of War, Heroes and Generals, Stormrise, Aliens vs. Predator 3).

Scroll down and find the scroll Common SLI and leave as follows:

Click Apply changes. Nvidia Inspector configured. If some problem back to default setting.

2.2. PowerMizer
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Generally this option is available in notebook to save the battery, but you can apply this on dekstop. According to my test without it my sli usage was 97% in both GPU for 3DMark after rose to 99%.
Download: https://www.box.com/shared/v7jpoateoq

There are two ways to do the regedit (windows registry) and a program that does this. I use the program that is easier.

2.2.1. By regedit

Press windows + r keyboard. Type regedit and press enter.
Navigate here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Video
You will find several folders with numbers, look inside them that has number 000 that has more values ​​within:

Right-click and add the DWORD values:
PerfLevelSrc 2222
PowerMizerEnable 0
PowerMizerLevel 0
PowerMizerLevelAC 0


2.2.2. By program

Just download it, put the program anywhere, run as adminitrador and click PowerMizer OFF.

Restart, press OK.

2.3. BCEdit and HPET - Only for motherboards with support for 64bit Windows and HPET.
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According to Microsoft Bcdedit:
Data files (BCD) boot configuration provide storage that is used to describe boot applications and boot application settings. The objects and elements in the store effectively replace Boot. ini.

BCDEdit is a command line tool for managing BCD stores. Can be used for various purposes, including creating new stores, modifying existing stores, adding boot menu parameters and so on.
(Ref: http://technet.microsoft.com/pt-br/library/cc731662% 28v = WS.10% 29.aspx)

HPET - High Precision Event Timer:
The High Precision Event Timer is a hardware timer used in personal computers. It was developed jointly by Intel and Microsoft and Has Been Incorporated in PC chipsets since circa 2005.
An HPET chip Consists of a 64-bit up-counter (main counter) counting at a frequency of at least 10 MHz, and a set of (at least 3, up to 256) comparators. These comparators are 32 - or 64-bit wide. The HPET is programmed via a memory mapped I / O window that is discoverable via ACPI. The HPET circuit in modern PCs is integrated into the southbridge chip.
(Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Precision_Event_Timer)

Theoretically this tip gives a boost in the whole machine.

First of all make a backup of the settings bcdedit.
Open CMD as board administrator -> Windows key + x, click Command Prompt (Admin), type: bcdedit / export C: \ BACKUP_bcdedit hit enter. A file was saved with the name given in C: \.
If you do only using the restore point or re-installing windows (experience).

To restore just do the same procedure with the command: bcdedit / import C: \ BACKUP_bcdedit.

2.3.2. Changing settings

What we will do is change the QueryPerfomanceFrequency windows.
Retrieves the frequency of the high-resolution performance counter, if one exists. The frequency can not change while the system is running.
(Ref: http://msdn.microsoft.com/pt-br/library/windows/desktop/ms644905% 28v = VS.85% 29.aspx)
As I understand it, would be a function that returns the time it takes for the CPU to calculate an operation. More or less. The smaller the better.

This tip can be used to improve performance in games, even resolves some lockups in games.
(Ref: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee417693% 28VS.85% 29.aspx)

Programs to measure it:
TimerTimming nvidia: https://developer.nvidia.com/content/timer-function-performance
WinTimerTester 1.1: http://www.mediafire.com/?xzo9n84d8lze9nb

WinTimerTester Download the file, run it as Administrator and make sure the QueryPerfomanceFrequency is as below:

If not with this number:

To begin to change, Open CMD as board administrator -> Windows key + x, click Command Prompt (Admin), type: bcdedit / set useplatformclock true, hit enter and reboot.

Upon reboot, go into your BIOS and activate HPET function on ASRock this function is called ACPI HPET Table:

After system initialization, download the file and check that the WinTimerTester QueryPerfomanceFrequency now with a number 14.xxxxx Mhz, as in the first picture.

3.0 Others

3.1 Clear memory
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Add shorchut desktop with this path:
%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

This put pc in idle state before run benchmarks. This make test run a little more smooth.

3.2 My BenchTweak Application devil.gif

New: specool.gifDownload now

*This keep network and print.
*PLEASE CREATE A RESTORE POINT FIRST. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Old Download:
7.81 :
Download now

*This keep network and print.
Don't work with Windows 7 Start.
Windows XP, Windows 7, Pro, Ultimate, Windows 8, 8.1, 32 and 64 bits.
Work with 32 and 64bits.
If you have problems, try run As Adminstrator.

Problems: report here, or e-mail [email protected]

3.2. TDPCalc
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
A easy way to know uf you can handle your overclock.

Results: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

1 - Optimized 64Bit
2 - Not optimized 64Bit
3 - Optimized 32Bits
4 - 32Bits not optimized.
Difference of 1295 points.thumb.gif All testing done with the same clock as afterburner above.
I am not responsible for any damage that occurs on your computer, the risk is yours.axesmiley.png
For now that is. As I'm testing adding other things going.

Updates: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
v1.1 - 01/05/1014
BenchTweak Application update
v 8.0
- All new
- New code to make it faster
- Bug fix
- Now you can create a restore point and use Windows System Restore to rollback
- More tweaks

v1.0 - 03/25/2013
Nvdia Drivers test
add: 314.22.

v0.9 - 03/18/2013
Nvidia Drivers Test, list:
-Best driver now is: 314.21:thumb:
-Table and comparison chart added.

v0.8 - 03/17/2013
Nvidia driver 314.21:
-Very stable for games: Crysis 3 and TR.
-Good to overclock (high voltage)
-Low score than 314.07 in 3DMark 11, bug 3DMark 13.

v0.7 - 03/11/2013
-Added backup option.
-Fixed code bug

v0.6 - 03/10/2013
BenchTweak new version
Download now
-Fixed problems with windows experience index
-Fixed problems with ssd detection

v0.5 - 03/09/2013
TDPCalc added.

v0.4 - (03/07/2013)
BenchTweak bug fix.
New: BenchTweak New

v0.3 - (03/07/2013)
BenchTweak application added.
Download here: http://oracaodiar.dominiotemporario.com/urban/BenchTweak.zip

v0.2 - (03/04/2013)
Nvidia 314.07 are the best to 3DMark 11.
Nvidia 314.14 and 314.09 not good in 3DMark 11 only 3DMark 13 (FireStriker).
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits give more score than Windows 7 Pro 64 bits and Windows 8 Pro 64 Bits.
3DMark 11 1.0 better then new.
Added shorchut desktop to clear memory (3.1).
IRQPriority tip don't work.

v0.1 - (02/13/2013)
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I have 2 sc 670 4gb cards and I just did the Inspector tweaks not the other one's in the list

and my score dropped from 17000 to 15000 and had a lot of flickering
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This looks super interesting, can't wait to wipe my windows and do some comparisons with these tweaks. Will be back to post my results.

Thanks a bunch Julio!

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Originally Posted by billythekid2012 View Post

I have 2 sc 670 4gb cards and I just did the Inspector tweaks not the other one's in the list

and my score dropped from 17000 to 15000 and had a lot of flickering

Sorry, i told to test what is the best for you.thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by alancsalt View Post

Added 700 points to my Win7 Tri-SLI 580 score with Inspector tweaks alone. thumb.gif

Very nice!wheee.gif
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Awesome guide Julio. Going to give it a try for sure....once I get my Titans ph34r-smiley.gif

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So the Inspector tweaks that you show wont work on some pc's

and is the for windows 7 I am on windows 8

I thought my cpu or card were o/c to much
but I set it all back to default and 3dmark 2013 still go wacko

with the Inspector tweaks

I have to be doing some thing wrong

and I am on the new beta NVidia drivers
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It worked for me! thumb.gif but there were some random flickering during the second test.


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