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How to improve performance?

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August 12, 2011 11:48:43 AM

I recieved a Dell 435t as a christmas gift. After sending going through sending back my system a number of times i recieved a nice upgrade. I have replaced the psu to 700 wats and now have 12 gigs of ram. My graphic card is a HD Radeon 5800 series, 5870 from what the 3D tests say. With that said, should'nt my ed mark scores be better than 19541 3DMarks? How do i improve this score? Im hoping not to have to purchase another card but, am curious why this low? I also turned of everything I could, save task manager and explorer. I run my system on 64bit, windows 7. Thanks for any clarification which can be afforded me.

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a b $ Windows 7
August 12, 2011 12:39:08 PM

afaik, the score you get largely depends on which 3dmark version you're running (01,03,06)
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August 12, 2011 1:15:17 PM

Thanks for the reply. I ran two sets of tests, one was 06 and 11. The score is pretty much consistent. My most recent run through 06 score was 19541 3DMarks.
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a c 365 $ Windows 7
August 12, 2011 4:42:59 PM

That number looks right for that card and a decent CPU. No issues with your score. If you want a faster score, overclock the card (risk there if you do because of heat and stability), or try a faster CPU (may not help if the card is as it's peak).
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