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8800GT requiring RMA?

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November 21, 2007 11:48:12 PM

I just got my evga 8800GT Superclocked 650mhz card and installed the 169.09 drivers. My 3DMark 06 scores for default settings are as follows:

SM2.0 Score : 3271
HDR/SM3.0 Score: 3952
CPU Score: 1639
TOTAL = 7649


My current rig.

Asus A8N-SLI Premium S939
Zalman 9700
Thermal take Armour Full Tower with 25cm side panel fan and dual intake fans in front bays
Silverstone Zues 650W
AMD X2 4400
2-GIG Corsaor DDR 4400 Dual Channel RAM
Evga 8800GT Superclocked

Is this about normal for my current CPU/RAM?
If so should I underclock to some setting for my video card to reduce the heat? Gets upto 75 with ATItool?

Thanks

Matt

p.s. What should I underclock the card to? Core?? Memory?

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November 21, 2007 11:49:25 PM

Seems like the CPU is bottlenecking. So is the RAM
November 22, 2007 12:15:21 AM

If thats all it is then good. I can wait till I get my Q6600 Gigabyte D3R board and 4GB G.SKill 8000 RAM.

What should I underclock this board to so the cpu and ram and video card are about the same for my current setup?

500MHZ and 800MHZ?
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November 22, 2007 12:33:52 AM

Seems kinda low to me. I get 13,500 marks with a Q6600, 4 gigs of ram on Vista 64.
Card is OC'd to 700/1750/975. Exact same card as yours btw.

Wait till you get the rest of your rig because you can RMA it anytime... if you buy the RMA plan they'll cross ship you a card too.
November 22, 2007 2:03:38 AM

What makes you guys think that the CPU is bottlenecking. I'm getting about the same score in 3dmark06 and have the exact same card... but a much slower cpu. Why would you underclock the gpu period? Wouldnt you want to overclock the cpu as much as possible and then just leave the gpu alone? Help me understand this as i'm reletivly newer to overclocking and system performance stuff.

As far as I understand it is if you have a high score on 3dmark that's good right? If you lower the clock speeds and memory speeds then your score will go down not up right?
November 22, 2007 3:01:04 AM

The CPU and Ram are definately bottle necking. Notice while your drooling all of the 11000+ 3Dmark scores they all are C2 duo or C2quad. I havent seen any 11000+ with a AMD.
November 22, 2007 3:08:44 AM

this is true... but why would anyone ever want to underclock a gpu due to bottlenecking? what does that do for the overall performance of the system in 3dmark and alike?
November 22, 2007 3:10:54 AM

i have a similar system-amd opteron 175 dual core @ 2.2ghz with 2mb L2 and an asus a8n-e based on the same nvidia nforce 4 ultra chipset with 2gb of ddr400 ram from transcend. and a 8800gt 512mb card.i have been playing all my games(doom3,medal of honor airborne,testdrive unlimited,nfs,hl2,cs source)the settings in my control panel are 16x AA and 8x AF @1280x1024 and my games look gorgeous and are silky smooth when it comes to gameplay.
November 22, 2007 3:11:31 AM

Underclocking would be plain dumb. To mant people trying to upgrade old systems with a new GPU and wanting scores like new systems.
November 22, 2007 3:28:35 AM

hehheehhe my overclocked x1950 pro gets 6138 3dmark 06.... mine was so cheap!!! compared to 8800
November 22, 2007 3:31:01 AM

vegie said:
hehheehhe my overclocked x1950 pro gets 6138 3dmark 06.... mine was so cheap!!! compared to 8800


Nothing to brag about. 6138 sucks. The 8800GT isnt holding anyone back the CPUs and RAM are.
November 22, 2007 3:34:58 AM

Right on roadrunner... VEgie the 1950 series were good at one time but do suck now... and your score isnt based all on that card... it's a lot to do with cpu and ram. I got a wopping 7800 score on 3dmark with my 8800gt and i am running an old 3500+ o'clocked. So before you start bragging about that score tell us what you've done to make your cpu/ram faster... As that score would be really good if you had the same CPU as I did.
November 22, 2007 4:01:10 AM

hughyhunter said:
Right on roadrunner... VEgie the 1950 series were good at one time but do suck now... and your score isnt based all on that card... it's a lot to do with cpu and ram. I got a wopping 7800 score on 3dmark with my 8800gt and i am running an old 3500+ o'clocked. So before you start bragging about that score tell us what you've done to make your cpu/ram faster... As that score would be really good if you had the same CPU as I did.




Once I buy an 8800 my score will be over 10000 easy with a cheap e2180. My e2180 is sweet scores 2770 on cpu part. Cant say much for my video crappy 8500GT. Atleast my 8500 is an EVGA so I can upgrade to either the 8800gt or the new 8800gts if it comes out soon. I'm more worried about getting a new Penryn in January then anything else. Right now I can play Crysis on medium so I'll settle for now. The 8500GT is plenty for other games I play.
November 22, 2007 12:07:52 PM

I wanted to underclock my video card so it doesn't run so hot. Why run it faster/hotter than it can even go due to the cpu/ram. And I was thinking of my other system, the one I installed the 8800GT only has 1-GIG of PC3200 RAM not my overclocking 2GB-4400 RAM.

I have no problems running Medal of Honour Airborne, Battlefield, Half-Life, Call of Duty 4. Its way better now than my old SLI 7600GS cards. I just wanted to make sure there was nothing wrong with the card because I have 30days from NCIX to exchange it. (evga manuf. is longer I know).

November 22, 2007 12:34:41 PM

Don't underclock your card, that makes no sense to do.

1950 cards are still handling most new games, they are not high-end, but they are still a good buy at their price, don't be such haters.
November 22, 2007 12:59:20 PM

You have to understand that 3Dmarkis simply LAME when used to compare systems with different setups. Check you performance while playing your favourite games using FRAPS. My totaly lame old system that sucks, gets terrible 3Dmark scores but I manage to play Bioshock, Lost planet, Hellgate London (simply awful!) and now Crysis (low rez 1024x768 with most at med, and few at low) with good average frames of about 30-40 fps! And that with med to high settings enabled at 1280x960 (except crysis). If your ok with the performance, screw the 3Dmark points!! Oh, also I must say that unless you want so save some electricity money and keep your card cool (i have mine constantly underclocked for those reasons), DO NOT underOC your card! It's just dum.
November 22, 2007 1:50:20 PM

I can't help but think that it was quite silly to buy a superclocked card only to underclock it. Maybe you should look at making changes to your airflow in your case to deal with the extra heat your card is generating. If you haven't already done so, that is.
November 22, 2007 5:19:49 PM

I just bought a couple PCI antec slot blower fans. The overclocked card was the only one I could buy at the time and it will be fine when I run it in my updated system Q6600, 4GIG G-Skill RAM on Gigabyte P35 DQ6 board for Christmas.

I have heard of people underclocking their cards until a better solution comes out for cooling ie HR-03 GT I think. So I thought I might as well do it here until I get the new parts but I guess its a dumb idea.

November 22, 2007 7:27:38 PM

You all wont believe it... I had a nightmare last night that my computer started on fire because of all the heat my new 8800GT puts off.
November 22, 2007 9:32:34 PM

I just tried my buddies 8800GT card in mine.
Tested them in SLI, my results are a little better but not by that much.

I just got my evga 8800GT Superclocked 650mhz card and installed the 169.09 drivers. My 3DMark 06 scores for default settings are as follows:

SM2.0 Score : 3582
HDR/SM3.0 Score: 5155
CPU Score: 1700
TOTAL = 8840 (OLD SCORE NO SLI 7649)

My CPU/RAM/MOB are definitely slowing them down.

Can wait till Christmas to get the new parts. Current games still run fine coming from a console only gamer.




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