I jus scored 12191, i tightened my mem timings to 4-4-4-12-16 2T and changed my drivers from 169.25 to 169.38 (yet to play a game with them though)
Im actually using the cooler that came with the Comp a standard intel one lol ordered a zalman CNPS8700-NT and some AS5 shud arrive wednesday, also ordered a noctua NC-U6 Dual Heatpipe NB cooler and a small zalman heatsink for my SB which is bare.
hopfully i'll get some lower temps and b able to push my overclock a bit further thus upping my 3dmark score
then when im happy with my CPU OC i'll start to overclock my GPU using Rivatuner 2.07 when its out
Yeh used that prog myself, it sure is a gr8 piece of software
yeh spent a bit around £75 bought my GTS like a month ago now so have some spare cash floating around really needed some better cooling for my rig dont really plan on implementing any new fancy upgrades so gonna squeeze as much outta my dual core as i can might go up too 4gigs RAM but thats about it
Gonna wait for nehalem to come out, or may even wait for westmere (32nm shrink of nehalem) b4 i consider spending a large amount again, dont see that theres much need to upgrade at the mo as my system handles everthing i go with ease.
yeh pretty much all intel chips are overclocking well lol you'll b able to get yours to 3.2 ~ 3.6 easily i wud have thought my aim to get to about 3.43 ~ 3.53 with mine then start work on the GPU wanna try hit 13K on 3dmark lol
Hi, 4 months a go i bult my 1st ever computer for college primerely, movies, and gaming during my free time.
Any way.... here are my computer configurations
q6600 quad core running at 3.51Ghz
2Gb DDR3 ram also overclocked
p5k3 deluxe mother board
320 gb hard drive
and ofcourse 8800 GTS 320mb overcloked edition.
I also overcloked further my stock overcloked video card to 660mhz/1010mhz
and when i ran my 3dmark 06 test i got a score of 11,855
I was wondering why my score is so low with such a video card.. and also is it in the right place where it should be?
Also tell me what i need to tweak in order to get higher performance.
this dude got a score of 14k using a similar set up.. Plz tell me how? was he using the lowest display settings possible? because when i did it with lowest display setting i got score of 15k.
Do you think i should switch to the 3870x2?
@bildo123, We need to figure out how to crack 12000, that will really piss some people off.
I'm currently @ 11640 3DMark06 with an E2160 @ 3.2 and 8800GT 512MB @ 720/1590/1030
I actually did break 12000 with my setup, but no way in hell would I run it(or stably run it) 24/7. When I get home I'll post my one score where I broke 12000. Also for a note my score at 1920x1200 is a bit below 10k. So in reality this budget system really can dish out some nice graphics considering rougly a ~1500 point loss is not that much considering the much larger resolution. So for those of you on the ol 17/19" monitors its time to upgrade the size and get your moneys worth out of your system if its setup similar to mine.
Are you going to loan me the 4 bills to upgrade my monitor?
If I win some type of lottery I'll even get you a quad 9800GX2 setup with a 30" monitor. But back to reality, check out your local bestbuy, they had a special recently where they are selling my exact monitor, the Westinghouse E2140NM for around $330. I'm tellin ya man, I had a 17" square LCD and literally was not getting anywhere near the experience or the value of my machines actual output. Not only that I sold the 17" with a profit of $80 on the Bay. So really I payed less than $300 (I paid $350 After rebate)