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January 9, 2007 10:23:11 PM

My C2D system scores 3036 on 3dmark06. I dont know much about these things and so could use your help. (system specs in signature)

I have 2x120mm (1 intake, 1 exhaust) case fans and stock cpu, gpu coolers.

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January 9, 2007 10:37:34 PM

yes, your score is a bit low, make sure you've completely removed previous drivers, and make sure you've got the latest drivers
January 9, 2007 10:39:33 PM

almost forgot, what is your psu, and did you connect 2*pci-e power connectors?
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January 10, 2007 4:06:34 PM

I've got a 550Watt psu and yes two power cables are connected.
January 10, 2007 4:28:38 PM

Yes that seems pretty low, I've got 4807 with my 6600 and 7800gtx, so it would seem something is a miss with your system.
January 10, 2007 4:53:33 PM

I guess it depends what settings you were using for 3dMark06. If I set it up for 1024x768 with no anti-aliasing, I get 4755. If I set it up for my max resolution of 1280x1024 with 4x anti-aliasing, I get 2856. Pretty big difference.

With a 24" screen, I'm guessing you can get some pretty high resolutions and that will lower the 3dMark score.

Tom
January 10, 2007 5:00:43 PM

Yeah, that's really low. I score 6317 marks and I don't have near the hardware you have. What are the individual scrores; SM2, HDR/SM3, cpu? Knowing them could help pinpoint the problem. Also, are you using AA and HDR? Those should be turning off during a speed test.
January 10, 2007 5:12:19 PM

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I guess it depends what settings you were using for 3dMark06. If I set it up for 1024x768 with no anti-aliasing, I get 4755. If I set it up for my max resolution of 1280x1024 with 4x anti-aliasing, I get 2856. Pretty big difference.

With a 24" screen, I'm guessing you can get some pretty high resolutions and that will lower the 3dMark score.

Tom


Thats what I was thinking.

To OP: Are you running 3DMark at the default settings, or are you using a diff resolution or something?
January 10, 2007 7:32:39 PM

the settings were at 1024x768 with no anti-aliasing. everything was at default.

btw cpu, gpu, memory all at stock settings.
January 10, 2007 7:36:48 PM

THen my input is that you are way slow. I get 4755 with a 1650XT with my 3.6GHz 400 FSB overclocked e6700. I don't think CPU speed effects 3DMark06 as much as gfx cards. I might go back to stock speeds on the CPU and see what happens to my 3DMark. Regardless, you are slow for your system and those settings.

Tom
January 10, 2007 7:53:22 PM

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the settings were at 1024x768 with no anti-aliasing. everything was at default.

btw cpu, gpu, memory all at stock settings.


This makes things look even worse than before. I forgot to say that my score was at 1280 x 1024, so I'm really waxing you and that shouldn't happen. As 3DMark06 is very gpu dependent, I suspect you have a problem with the video card and not the cpu. Again, can you give us the separate scores, SM2, HDR, and cpu, so we can have a better idea where the trouble might be?
January 10, 2007 7:57:37 PM

yeah that is very low check you run some tests on you ram video card and HD one of them is the bottle neck. most likely VC or RAM.

i have been abol to tweak my system to 12400+ but im a bit on the high end of systems right now.
January 10, 2007 8:20:16 PM

Check your PSU 12V rating against the requirements for the 8800 GTX. Everything I read before purchasing my system, which is almost exactly the same as yours, suggested the system would require a 600+ watt powersupply with solid ratings to run at full speed or OCed.
January 10, 2007 9:16:36 PM

how many amps does your psu have on 12v rails?
January 10, 2007 9:22:51 PM

Have you got any screen shot of your score?

Check my system in my sig (similar to your system) and the score here for reference:
January 11, 2007 12:00:42 AM

Here's what I got at 1024x768, no AA, defaults. Config is in my sig.



Tom
January 11, 2007 5:38:33 AM

anyone thought that there's something else slowing his computer down?
Like an on-access virus scanner, virii, or spyware? Noooooo. everyone is too preoccupied with the amperage on the +12V rail ))
a b K Overclocking
January 11, 2007 5:51:08 AM

Did anyone bother to read the WHOLE thread before posting? (if he did, he would have noticed that people have asked that question.)
January 11, 2007 10:20:48 AM

But no-one asked about the temps of his CPU & graphics card.

How are your temps betrayer_?
January 11, 2007 11:18:07 AM

SUP, check if u have the la8est version on 3dmark. this happened to me before and it was i had to get the l8est version. if u do have it then reinstall it and if that doesn't work...check the force ware drivers or reinstall them.

gook luck dude l8er :) 
January 13, 2007 2:01:03 AM

Sorry i havnt been able to reply. Been pretty buzy these coupl of days.

Individual 3dmark06 scores are:
SM2 1143
SM3 1111
CPU 2116

and the gpu temp at idle is 56oC and no progs were running when i ran 3dmark. I killed all unnecessary processes except nod32 antivirus.
January 13, 2007 1:40:36 PM

Quote:
Sorry i havnt been able to reply. Been pretty buzy these coupl of days.

Individual 3dmark06 scores are:
SM2 1143
SM3 1111
CPU 2116

and the gpu temp at idle is 56oC and no progs were running when i ran 3dmark. I killed all unnecessary processes except nod32 antivirus.


OK, for a comparison, here are my individual scores as of last night:
SM2 2454
HDR/SM3 2729
cpu 2239
total 6329

My cpu does a bit better because its overclocked, but I'm killing you on the graphics scores. That just shouldn't be happening since I've only got a stock 1900 XTX and you have a 8800 GTX. This suggests to me that your video card is bad or at least the wrong drivers are installed. If you have made sure that you deleted all previous drivers from your computer and you have the lastest drivers, then RMA the card, because its no good.
a c 235 K Overclocking
January 13, 2007 2:32:14 PM

Even for a stock clocked system that seems way too low with a C2D running an 8800GTX.

I get 7,750 in SLI and 5,664 with a single 7800GTX but my hardware is way below yours, I'm running a single core FX57 OCd to 3,018mhz, if someone comes along with the same setup as you maybe they can run the same settings on default and see what their 06 score is, to compare.
January 13, 2007 11:39:09 PM

is there any chance it is not a defective card. cos if it is then i'd be really bummed.

I live in maldives and we dont have any service centers or agents. I got the card from malaysia and i'll have to send it there and be without a gpu for sometime.

and i heard that initial 8800gtx cards had some hardware problems. Maybe mine is one from the defective batch.
January 14, 2007 12:03:03 AM

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My C2D system scores 3036 on 3dmark06. I dont know much about these things and so could use your help. (system specs in signature)

I have 2x120mm (1 intake, 1 exhaust) case fans and stock cpu, gpu coolers.


Thats way too low.

I have a core 2 extreme and 2 8800gtx's in sli, which gives me about 13000 on 3dmark06.
Even with one video card not plugged in at all I get over 10000.
January 14, 2007 1:21:45 AM

While none of us is there to do a diagnostic, the best guess is that you card is defective. Its a real bummer for you, what with having to send the card far away and not having a spare one to use in the meantime, but a bad card is a bad card, and I'm afraid you have one.

To give further example of how bad, I looked at one of my first runs on 3DMark06, when I had a 4400+ cpu and a 7800 GTX. With that combination I scored 4415 marks with a SM2 score of 1775 and a HRD/SM3 score of 1758. The 7800 GTX scored better than your 8800 GTX, and that leads to only one conclusion, a bad 8800 GTX.
a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2007 3:50:08 AM

Its been mentioned before, did we ever get an answer as to what PSU he's running? I would think the card will throttle back if its not getting enough power. He said he has a 550W PSU with both cables connected, but I wonder if it really has the juice to power the GTX.
January 14, 2007 1:47:56 PM

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Its been mentioned before, did we ever get an answer as to what PSU he's running? I would think the card will throttle back if its not getting enough power. He said he has a 550W PSU with both cables connected, but I wonder if it really has the juice to power the GTX.


You got a point there. I missed that too. A fair amount of people have had troubles with 8800's and a psu under 600wt, and I've seen a lot of recommendations going toward 750wt minimum. If he's only got 550wt, and maybe a flakey psu, that COULD affect the video card.

At the same time, the usual thing I've seen so far is machines that wouldn't power up or would crash if the power wasn't there. It would be something to investigate. I still suspect he got a defective card, though.
January 15, 2007 2:12:00 PM

i cheked my psu specs and here they r

+3.3V 28A
+5V 30A
+12V1 12A
+12V2 22A
+12V3 14A
-12V 1A
+5vsb 2A

And does anybody know what happened with the first 8800gtxs that were recalled. i might have got 1 of 'em.
January 15, 2007 2:26:55 PM

i honestly think that its a driver problem before sending away for a replacement remove your drivers and go back to the one supplied with your card (or go to your manufacturers website) there was a thread last week with a similar problem that was fixed this way Let Us know how you get on
January 15, 2007 5:24:25 PM

The 12V1 and 12V3 lines are lower then expected, but as long as the 12V2 line is used for the video card, it should work. Still the psu is borderline for your card. However, even if borderline, it shouldn't cause the problem you have. If underpowered, it would more likely crash under load or not power up at all.

As far as I know, the defective cards were supposed to be scrapped, though its been rumored that a few resellers just put them in the market again. Part of that can be caused when instead of contacting the company who made the card and getting RMA instuctions, the card was just retuned to the store and the store simply restocked it and then sold it again.
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