checked mobo drivers, and no way im redoing my os, did it once took me a week to get it right, got x64 pro so it takes me for ever cuz u have to get lucky when u instal it, so i guess im just stuck wit a low score
You have WindowsXPx64?? Why didnt you say so before. That is probably whats giving you a poor score in 3dMark05. I hear 3dmark05 is not meant for XPx64 and most people cant even finish the whole benchmark on the 64bit wondows.
Anyhow, sorry to contradict RX8, but i wont take his advice and disable my anti-virus and bump down the quality settings to performance. Thats not how I got my 3dmark05. Its taken with Norton Internet Security 2005 running in the background and other standard stuff, with driver settings on default and on Quality. I am presently using 82.12, but my score was on the 81.95 I think. My point is, that the relevent score in these benchmarks is the one which is obtained under normal using conditions, i.e., conditions which are prevalent when you play your games or run other graphical applications. I dont disable my Security and Anti-Virus to play games, no thank you sir.
BTW, I think I get a similar 3dMark06 Score (around 4200 or so) as yours so thats why i am curious as to your low 3dmark05 score. but no worries, its most probably the incompatability between XP64 and 3dmark05.