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3dmark 06 score on E6600

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March 26, 2007 2:20:29 PM

Greetings and salutations all! I've been lurking around here for about 3 months now, and based on all the excellent advice, I recently made my purchases and built a new system this past weekend (thanks for all the great advice, btw...I really enjoy this forum!). I've listed my components below, but wanted to run my 3dmark scores past the pro's and get some feedback. I've listed the specs below, but was not very pleased with the score of 4632 I got. I went online and tried to google some scores, but only got limited returns. So, given all of that, what range of scores should I honestly be expecting (no overclocking). A couple of side notes, I had difficulty getting my sound drivers to work properly, and the onboard sound was not very smooth at all (seemed choppy when the CPU was under load), so at that point I put in a sound card, and it resolved that issue. My second note is that the system worked fine using the LAN all weekend, but when I got home and had to use the PCI modem (only have dial up), I couldn't get the modem to work locks the system up either during the dialing, connection, or within 60 seconds of connecting to the internet. All thoughts and ideas are appreciated...thanks all!

Seagate Barracuda ES ST3320620NS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148215
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115003

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128012

EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130056

Antec NeoHE 500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817103940

mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996529 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820146599

SONY 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE Model DRU120C - Retail
Item #: N82E16827131039
ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU 120mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan - Retail
Item #: N82E16835118115

Antec Performance One P180B Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability through the majority of chassis 1.0mm cold rolled steel around the 4 x HDD area ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Creative Labs Xfi sound card

XP-Pro SP2...also, I did download and run the multi-core fix from MS, PCWizard is showing both cores, and the temp monitors are showing activity and temp on both, so assume both are working...sorry for the long post.

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March 26, 2007 3:11:17 PM

I can't speak for the 7900 GS, but keep in mind that your 3d mark score is mostly your video card. 4632 doesn't seem that bad for a $150 card, though a little low.

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Your score seems to be in-line with what others are getting, based on a few google searches...
March 26, 2007 4:29:50 PM

Congrats! :trophy:
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March 26, 2007 5:16:26 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the replys....I had wondered if it was the card driving the score.
March 26, 2007 5:28:19 PM

Don't know. PCI cards can really hurt performance but can also really help it (i.e. high ent RAID controllers.)
March 26, 2007 5:57:56 PM

the score is low because your graphics card isnt that good, but thats still a decent score for 3dmark 06
March 26, 2007 6:28:21 PM

e6600 @ 1.8ghz
8800gts no oc
6400 2gb OCZ 55510
500gb singe drive sata2

scoring around 6400

With the CPU at normal 2.4ghz and slight OC 600/1600 I was scoring around 9550.
March 26, 2007 7:44:24 PM

I have a similar rig, albeit, a slower cpu, but I'll run 3dmark06 when I get home, should be close to yours.
March 27, 2007 3:39:52 AM

Thanks for the comparisons. I don't have a link, but here was my score break down:
3DMark Score 4632
SM 2.0 Score 1831
HDR/SM3.0 Score 1801
CPU Score 2118
March 27, 2007 5:11:18 AM

That CPU score seems a little low (in comparison to mine) GPU scores seem right on though. These at all default 3dmark settings?

EDIT**- upon looking, that is about avg for a stock C2D

OVERCLOCK that sucka already!
March 28, 2007 12:30:20 AM

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX, 108 MHz / 337 MHz
System Memory 2048 MB

3DMark Score 10016 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 4697 Marks
SM 3.0 Score 4846 Marks
CPU Score 2099 Marks

Running at ALL DEFAULTS. Stock system. No changes, no overclock.
March 28, 2007 2:01:03 AM

Thanks blood...that tells me exactly what I needed to know...CPU is right where it should be. I am AMAZED by the difference that the video card makes (I know, I shouldn't be...). May have to look into the eVGA step-up program.
March 28, 2007 2:02:37 AM

TSI- yes, all at default.