I bought a EVGA Geforce 7600GT CO 256P2N553DX, and I had a few problems in my display properties for the Video Card. In the Display Properties --> Settings--->Advanced--> Adapter menu, under Adapter Information it showed that the DAC Type was: Integrated RAMDAC, and in "Properties", under "General" it showed the Location as : PCI bus 1, device 0, function 0. Is that what it is supposed to show? I was confused because the card is PCI-Express, and is not integrated(isn't it supposed to show 'internal'?).
Also, when I used the Easy Tune 5 that came with my Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 motherboard, in the overclocking menu, there was nothing under "AGP/PCI-E"frequency, instead, there was something under "PCI" frequency and that was 33MHZ. Am I supposed to edit or change some settings in order for my video card to be read as PCI-E and internal, not PCI and integrated? I have already installed all the updated drivers for the video card.
***Under the GeForce 7600GT nVidia panel though, it does show the graphics card information as PCI Express x16, does this mean that it is correct after all, or is it just reading the default info of the card?
The Video BIOS version is 126.96.36.199.01, and the driver version is 188.8.131.5271.
However, I also ran 3D Max05, and frame rates I got for the 3 game tests were 29, 19, and 30! Isn't that really low for the 7600GT? On the tomshardware benchmarks for 7600GT, it was well of 100 fps on 3dmark06? I am kindof confused because when I used the comparison tool, my system was ranked 4 on the similar system menu....
Yeah I think that's an acceptable score for your rig. You could try OCing some of the components to get an even higher score (if it matters that much to you), but that's a good score with everything running at stock. Check some of these links out for other people's information on similar rigs. (a LOT of people ask the question "what score should I bet getting?")
In the Inquirer review they used an Athlon FX 62 and got a lower score than you. So, you're doing just fine man!
The reason FPS doesn't matter on 3dmark is: it's just a sort of torture test for your GPU to see how well it does. So, FPS DOES matter in a sense, but the way people measure the performance is by the actual score, not FPS. Make sense?