What are the "normal" 3dMark 06 score for a 8800GTS 320?
I get with the system below only 9500.
E6600 at 3.2GHz, 31 degrees at idle, ~50 at load
4GB DDR2 800
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
Gamimg Graphics: 5.9
Primary hard disk: 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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.