Question from an OC newb.
Just OCed my Q9650 to 3.6ghz. Ran 3DMark Vantage and my CPU score went from 18435, stock 3ghz, to 21100 at 3.6ghz. I was running two 285 gtx's for the first test with an 8600 gt in there as a physx card.
Same OC settings of 3.6ghz, no physx card, and I add a 3rd 285 GTX for 3way sli and my CPU score dropped to 14480.
All I can think is that the GPU's just bogged down the CPU. Too much going on. Any other ideas what would cause such a large drop?
Graphics score was 20014 and 24984 respectively for the two tests with an overall score of 20275 and 21148, pre and post OC.
Thanks for any input.