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January 25, 2006 2:49:08 PM

I recently ran the 3Dmark06 on my computer and got a total score of 1735 and after a friend of mine ran it on his computer and got a 4735. I was like well damn maybe I should upgrade but I have more memory than him etc. The only difference being intel and amd and video cards but not 3000 points worth. Anyways here is my setup

A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD64 4000+ (single core)
2GB (4 x 512MB PC3500 DDR433 DIMM Memory Module)
72gb 10k rpm SATA Drive
ATI X800 PCI-E 256MB video card

I installed the Asus Probe last night an looked at the information here is some of the results

CPU temp 28C/82F
MB Temp 32C/89F

Under information I see this

Processor version: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 4000+
Supported Voltage 1.4V
External Clock 200MHz
Max Speed 3700MHz
Current Speed 2400MHz

I almost passed out when I saw the current speed. Can anyone help me out here?


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January 25, 2006 3:00:49 PM

"Current Speed 2400MHz

I almost passed out when I saw the current speed. Can anyone help me out here?

An Athlon 4000+ does indeed have a 2.4G operating speed. and utilizes a 1 mb L2 cache, the majority of benchmarks, it will keep with or defeat or at least place closely to a typical P4 at say, 3.8GHz, hence its 4000+ rating.....

However...3dMark06 is mostly a video card benchmark, so, despite having similarly rated top end processors/mb, the video card will indeed play the largest factor in "scores"...

A vanilla X800, although a decent card, will certainly be easily defeated by the variety of 6800GT/7800Gt/GTX, 1800XT, and now even X1900 variants...
January 25, 2006 3:06:34 PM

Why does the asus probe say the max speed is 3700MHz then?
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January 25, 2006 3:47:08 PM

Be assured, your CPU is 2.4Ghz.
Why did you go for an A8N SLI board?

And what spec is your friends PC??
January 25, 2006 3:54:29 PM

My friend has the Extreme N7800GTX/2DHTV card from asus and an Asus intel board with the 2.8 Dual core which he forgot to mention. From reviews I read and suggestions from other people the A8N Sli was the better board at the time to get. Although I am not really to happy with it especially after all the chipset fan problems it had even if I did replace them with the new northbridge heatsinks.