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So why are my 3dmark06 scores so low?

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June 17, 2007 7:35:58 AM

well I just ran 3dmark06 for like the 4th time and I got a score of 10681. Well that wouldnt be so bad if I had a simple dual core set up. But I got a q6600 OCed to 2.52 and 2 2900 xt's CF along with ddr21066 4-4-4-12. So what gives? I am running windows vista ultimate on a 30 inch 4 megapixel monitor. I was wondering if 3dmark was some how scaling to 2560x1600 and thats why my score is so low or if it was running at default(which it should be since I didnt purchase it and just used the cd that came with my video cards).

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June 17, 2007 8:42:44 AM

Post the link to your results - it will give more information.
June 17, 2007 9:58:40 AM

well i know your problem its vista i did a vista 3d mark 06 score with vista got 7k on same setup did it agian in XP got 10500 so try dif OS like XP if u still got the disk if not you have to wait till Msoft fix vista it sucks for 3D programs
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June 17, 2007 10:06:37 AM

As others already said, you should try Windows XP.
a c 175 U Graphics card
June 17, 2007 10:46:06 AM

Two 2900s suck a lot of power, you do have a PSU that can feed two of those beasts right?

Do you have any temp problems with the CPU/GPU? What are the individual scores?
June 17, 2007 1:11:30 PM

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As others already said, you should try Windows XP.

Agreed.

I would use XP to get results, better results.
June 17, 2007 1:57:00 PM

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As others already said, you should try Windows XP.

Agreed.

I would use XP to get results, better results.

damn vista and its problems :) 
June 17, 2007 2:49:05 PM

yeah, that is odd, on my rig i got 18k in both xp and vista (off by about 200 either way when using xp and vista) yours should be doing at least 16k...
June 17, 2007 6:08:28 PM

well my 2900's are around 96 degrees when at full load and ive got good ventilation so I dont know.....
June 17, 2007 7:01:05 PM

Im on Vista ultimate too, check the Resource Monitor in task manager, Vista Ultimate runs so many crap services like superfetch and what not, they may be interfering when youre running 3dmark06
June 17, 2007 9:35:12 PM

Believe when I say that I'm no Microsoft fan but blame Vista is getting old. If my car pulls to the right, or my roof leaks or my toaster burns one side it must be a Vista problem.

My scores with equal setups and current drivers at the time of these tests when I moved to Vista went from 11827 to 11519. That's right, Vista cost me a whole 2.6%. with all the default services running on Vista Business.
a b U Graphics card
June 18, 2007 3:05:49 AM

The 3D Mark 06 that came with the cards is the full version, so it can run at different resolutions. Your scores are so far off that you may want to check that (and make sure that nothing is forced on (like AA or AF) in the drivers.) Nice setup, though.
June 18, 2007 3:48:03 AM

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As others already said, you should try Windows XP.

Agreed.

I would use XP to get results, better results.

I agree too, btw nice to c u here. is weird to be alone
June 18, 2007 4:11:11 AM

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well my 2900's are around 96 degrees when at full load and ive got good ventilation so I dont know.....

That's a little hot, try turning the fans up on your cards. Have you gone through a vista tweak guide yet?
June 18, 2007 4:34:30 AM

no I havent gone through a vista tweak guide. I dont know how to turn up the fans, they start spinning faster on their own when the temp goes up so I figured I didnt need to know how.
June 25, 2007 11:00:39 AM

Same here, I got 11691 in 3DMark05 and 7908 in 3DMark06 with my spec below. I got full version of 3DMark. I checked it on www.futuremark.com with another that have the same spec of mine, they can reach up to 12500 in 3DMark05 and 8500 in 3DMark06. All my sys run at stock speed on Win XP Pro SP2 though, running 3DMark application also at default setting. Moreover, I can't even play Microsoft Flight Simulator X game even at 'low graphic setting', wonder if my spec requirement is not enough or something else?

My 8800GTS 320Mb temperature is 54-57C when idle and max 68C when full load. I never close the side panel of my case and use 20cm home appliance fan to blow the vga from the side.
June 25, 2007 10:51:20 PM

wow, that's a low score :lol: 
June 25, 2007 11:23:19 PM

i think you should all stop complaining about low scores. i'd be lucky if i could get over 1700 in 3dmark06 and you know what, i dont really care. i get decent frame rates in games and thats all that matters. synthetics are fun and are good for comparing computers but they are not good for comparing to games or real applications.
June 25, 2007 11:49:36 PM

If you've put as much money as the OP has in your system, would you not like it to run at a comparable rate to other similar systems? 3dmark is great for seeing if yoúr system runs as it's supposed to, so when you're missing IDK... 6000 points there is something seriously wrong.
Hence the importance in this particular case. And yes... I didn't like 3dmark either when I scored 1999 points :D 
June 25, 2007 11:50:47 PM

Check my sig for my 3dMark05 score.

why would you CF HD 2900XT's???
June 26, 2007 12:22:14 AM

so I can run games with good frame rates ant 4 mega pixels with everything maxed out and have dx capabilities.
June 26, 2007 6:09:25 AM

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i think you should all stop complaining about low scores. i'd be lucky if i could get over 1700 in 3dmark06 and you know what, i dont really care. i get decent frame rates in games and thats all that matters. synthetics are fun and are good for comparing computers but they are not good for comparing to games or real applications.


What about that I've spent all my saving to buy that pc with that spec and finally find out that I can't play the game like FSX even at the lowest graphic setting? Basically I don't care to 3DMark score but when I can't play a game, I care to know what's wrong with my pc performance? What's wrong with the setting? Or the hardware etc..etc..etc :roll: :roll:
June 26, 2007 11:20:23 AM

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What about that I've spent all my saving to buy that pc with that spec and finally find out that I can't play the game like FSX even at the lowest graphic setting? Basically I don't care to 3DMark score but when I can't play a game, I care to know what's wrong with my pc performance? What's wrong with the setting? Or the hardware etc..etc..etc :roll: :roll:


This is off topic but FSX is a very cpu demanding game. There are some guides out there for game settings and tweaks to improve performance.

Two things first though:
1. If you have not download the patch, it will utilize you're second core.
2. Clock up you're processor as much as you can. I have FSX on an opty175 and my e6600. The performance jump from the opty to the e6600 was about the same as the e6600 at stock to overclock. In dx9 fsx is not stressing the GPU, hopefully the dx10 patch in the fall will better utilize the gpu.

Basically FSX is a poor game to conclude anything about graphics performance.
June 27, 2007 8:22:47 AM

Oh, is that so? I have just known it from you. In that case, may we hope the DX10 patch in fall will be better utilizing the gpu. I shouldn’t be worrying about FSX from now. Thx.

Btw, what do you think of my spec compared to my 3DMark06 score (7908)? Is that acceptable? All run in Win XP. Thx. Let me know.
June 27, 2007 9:40:19 AM

2560x1600 is HUGE, it will bring your FRs and therefore your score down. I think...

Go to a 3dMark06 Forums and go from there?
June 27, 2007 10:01:26 AM

Well your immediate problem as far as I can tell is VISTA.Try the exact same setup in XP and I bet you'll see a huge difference.Goodluck.

Dahak

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June 28, 2007 2:06:53 PM

Higher res = lower FR = lower score

I would think
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