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3dMark05 CPU Test Results

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June 18, 2008 9:39:43 PM

I have a Pentium 4 520 2.8ghz Prescott and I'm working on my first ever overclock. I gathered a few benchmarking programs to track my progress and have been pretty pleased with the increases that I have seen so far as compared to stock.

One of the benchmarking programs that I am using is 3dMark05 and I noticed that on the CPU tests my framerate is often dropping down to 1 or 0 FPS.

While at work today I decided to try and find some extra information about overclocking this particular processor and came across this article: Overclocking the Pentium 4 520 2.8GHz to 3.57GHz


On Page 6: 3DMark05 of the article I found the results of a 3dMark05 test. I was pleased when looking at the GPU results because mine are higher than any listed there, but looking at the first set of CPU results I was sorely disappointed.

In the article the Pentium 520 at stock speeds got a CPU score of 3668, and when the Pentium 520 was overclocked to 3.57 a CPU score of 4494 was attained. In contrast, my score for the 3dMark05 test is a dismal 1669 at stock falling to 1631 when overclocked to 3.0 Ghz (2.996).

Is this particular test really only dependent upon the CPU as the test's name implies, or is there something else with the system that might be having serious issues?

I'm using DDR400 Corsair Value RAM with a 1:1 divider (214 is the current speed) and my Sisoft Memory Bandwidth results are about 1000 points lower than the Pentium 520 at Stock speeds in the article. Could this be the reason why my CPU test is so low?

Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be provided,
Bob
June 18, 2008 10:18:19 PM

Both links aren't working for me. The CPU test is indeed made to test your CPU, and 0-3fps is entirely normal. Naturally an OC should help you increase your score, but apparently it isn't. I'm waiting on the links before assuming anymore.
June 18, 2008 10:21:39 PM

Evilonigiri said:
Both links aren't working for me. The CPU test is indeed made to test your CPU, and 0-3fps is entirely normal. Naturally an OC should help you increase your score, but apparently it isn't. I'm waiting on the links before assuming anymore.



Fixed. Sorry about that.
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