EVGA 8800GT: Default values of 650/1620/950 (core/shader/memory)
My 3D Mark '06 Score is ranging between 10400 - 10550.
I was expecting better results.
What am I doing wrong?
I tried o/c to: 700/1740/1000 and it didn't do much (went from 10414 to 10545).
I am running 2 monitors (17" Acer Flat Screen + 22" Acer Flat Screen)
When I built the system, I heard good things about the 8800gt so I got it. I went and got (what I think) is a fast processor, 8gigs of ram and two really fast sata3gb/s 7200.11 baracuda hdd's. I was aiming for it to be a mid-level gaming pc, but I'm starting to feel like it isn't. It runs crysis and mass effect on high resolutions without a problem and runs pretty smooth.
Anything I can do to improve my performance reliably? Thanks for the input guys.
I cranked up the o/c for the processor to:
E6750 (2.66ghz) to 3.4GHz and the 3dmark06 score jumped to 12686.
I then got greedy and cranked it up to 3.6ghz and got a score of 12843, but I failed the prime95 test so I backed off of it.
I reverted to 3.4ghz and am currently running 721/1805/1000.
I will do more exact tests once I get to where I want, I want to test for tons of stability.
My cpu core temp has been a rock solid 68 while running prime95, is that fine?
Thanks for the help guys.
Oh and I believe I cant go further than 3.4ghz on my processor because of my crappy a-data ram. The processor itself does fine and even runs 3dmark's cpu test, but when I start prime95.. 5 minutes in.. my windows dumps the memory and the blue screen pops up and restarts the pc.
So basic moral of the story is... A-Data is no good for overclocking past 850mhz (ddr2).
I'm pretty happy with my results, considering that my RAM sucks and I am on stock cooling.
I have an Arctic Cooler Pro 7 but it was annoying trying to put it on the mobo because I felt that it took too much force to snap it in.. and I didn't want to break the mobo when I was assembling the pc, so I just went with the Intel fan instead.
If I get better RAM and install the cpu cooler I have, I can probably easily push my E6750 to 3.8GHz and my RAM to 1000MHz.
Anyhow, hope this helps anyone else with a 8800GT.