Hi, I have an x850pro bios flashed to x850xt pe and am barely breaking 5000 in 3dmark05 at default settings which is pretty low compared to all the other x850xt pe's ive seen. It's not a heat problem because i have a zalman cooler on the card that keeps it at low 30's idle, mid 50's load. Anyone know what the problem could be?
Yea both atitool and everest are showing that all 16 pipes are open. Maybe it could be a driver issue? I've only used catalyst 6.11 - 7.1 and the newest 2 omega drivers (based on catalyst 6.9 and 7.1). I might flash back to pro bios since I never benchmarked it and compare. Maybe something went wrong when i flashed to xt pe. Also would a p4 at 3.25ghz really lower my score that much?
Ok I think i found the main problem. Smartgart was disabling my agp so I did a fresh install of my chipset agp drivers and installed catalyst 7.1 drivers only. My new 3dmark05 score was 5803 and cpumark was 3940. A vast improvement. Thanks for the help guys, scores not as high as it could be but that's probably because of the processor and ram (non dual channel) now.
If you want to play around for scores you can take one stick out and set it to 1T.
Just set it back to auto when you put the memory back in the computer.
As an experiment I did this and gained about 200 points in 3d 05.