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Inno3D 8800GTS 320 slow?

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August 11, 2007 3:11:20 AM

What are the "normal" 3dMark 06 score for a 8800GTS 320?

I get with the system below only 9500.

System:
E6600 at 3.2GHz, 31 degrees at idle, ~50 at load
4GB DDR2 800
Gigabyte 965P-DS3P
650W PSU with 26A on the 12V rail and the 2 PCIE 6 pin connectors.
Inno3D 8800GTS 320MB, no overclock, latest driver from NVidia Website
OS: Vista Ultimate.
Processor Score: 5.7
Memory: 5.9
Graphics: 5.9
Gamimg Graphics: 5.9
Primary hard disk: 5.4
Overall: 5.4


I read, people with a less powerful system get 14000 and more score... is something wrong with my system or are these scores normal?

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August 11, 2007 10:59:07 AM

I get about the same score with an E6420@3GHz, 2GB DDR2 800 and an 8800GTS 640 550/1600. I think the score is good for your system, though you might want to OC the video card a bit. I got about 10500 points with 600/1800 on the video.
August 11, 2007 12:46:39 PM

I OC a little the VC to 600/900 and the score is 9925 now.
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August 11, 2007 2:27:06 PM

Just run 3dmark06 and use the feature to check it against similar setups on the web.
August 12, 2007 4:45:32 AM

Do any of you have an aftermarket cooling unit for your videocards? My computer has been shutting off when getting into intense graphic games. It gets hot and Im not sure if that is the problem. Im using the original cooling unit that came with my evga 8800gts and I haven't OC it at all.
August 12, 2007 5:29:07 AM

maybe the psu is at fault
August 12, 2007 8:50:45 AM

What temperature is the video card sitting at? Try setting the fan to 100% and see if it helps, though I doubt it. The PSU could be the problem, as sagargv says. What PSU do you have?
August 13, 2007 2:46:54 AM

I thought the psu might be at fault. Its an older model, I wanted to upgrade the core hardware and hoped that the psu could handle it. It's a thermaltake purepower rated at 480W. I believe theres only one 12V rail at 18A.

I have been trying to understand how the psu works because no one has given me a straight answer. If I were to upgrade do I need a PSU with one large rail at 30-40A or would 4 rails at 18A be able to supply the required 26A??
Does it someone share the amps between rails? (If the rails can share amps I figured this psu has enough wattage to go around.)
What psu would you recommend?
August 13, 2007 3:50:10 AM

I purchased an Apevia PSU (680 watts, 2 PCI-Express 6-pin connector, 26A on the 12V rail. I purchased it from newegg and it powers my whole system fine, no problem at all. Was just below $100.
August 13, 2007 5:05:39 AM

with the same spec as urs, except gigabyte 8800gts 320mb, i only score 8000+ even after i oc to 620/920 i only can get 8800+.. oh ya.. 550watt psu,i don't think it's the psu problem...?
August 13, 2007 6:12:34 AM

I'm on a 500W PSU and get a higher score. Then again, I don't know much about PSUs so I can't tell you if yours is causing a problem or not. Is your CPU overclocked? Are you running with XP or Vista? Did you run 3d mark on default settings?
August 13, 2007 7:34:53 AM

it's probably the vista ultimate but it's a good score
August 13, 2007 8:30:22 AM

Thats score is about right for you system. I dont think you have any problems. It would probably be higher if you ran it on xp because nvidia drivers in vista arn't very good. If you have a spare copy of xp lying around dual boot and try running it in xp and I would be very surprised if you didnt break 10000.

As for the question on PSU's. If the VC has a high current (amps) draw then thats where they go.
August 13, 2007 8:32:14 AM

Oh yeah and as for the people getting higher scores. Their results sound like 3dmark 05 not 06.
August 13, 2007 11:04:24 AM

Well that score seems normal for vista.
August 14, 2007 8:14:58 AM

Getting now, after OC 650/1000, 10615 in 3dmark. That seems to be perfectly fine under Vista, I guess.
August 14, 2007 9:21:55 PM

I'm running

Windows Vista Home Premium, Athlon X2 6000+, 4GB Ram, NVidia 8800GTS 320MB running at 576/837(1674).

I just got 9118. I'm going to overclock it some, plus turn my 2nd monitor off, and see if that helps.
August 14, 2007 9:42:18 PM

I just overclocked my card a hair to 580/900(1800).

That bumped my score from 9118 to 9339. I may OC my processor a hair and my Video Card a hair more too, and try again.
August 16, 2007 5:36:15 AM

the score is much higher than mine.. anyway i was testing on xp but not vista yet.. only manage to get 8400+...when not oc (i tested again yesterday)
August 16, 2007 11:16:14 AM

Vista Ultimate x86 (32-bit)
Resolution 1280x1024, 32-bit
C2D E6600, at 3.2GHz, no voltage adjustments, 30 degrees at idle
4GB DDR2 800 (at 5-5-5-18, CAS 5)

513/792 = 9500 (default without OC)
600/900 = 9925
650/1000 = 10615
August 16, 2007 11:57:15 AM

whoa..how to increase to that high mark? @@
August 16, 2007 3:29:42 PM

Just hit 9546.

That is at 594/918.

Wonder if you are scoring higher due to 32 bit, vs my 64 bit.
August 16, 2007 3:35:45 PM

I believe that the 32-bit driver from nvidia are better then the 64-bit, at least at the moment.

I also think that 600/900 is enough, I did not see any difference in games between 600/900 and 650/1000...
August 16, 2007 3:44:54 PM

What are you guys overclocking with? My card doesn't seem to stay overclocked after reboot, when using NVidia's GPU overclock.
August 16, 2007 3:59:25 PM

I use RivaTuner, which has an option to load at startup.
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