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Why is my 3dmak score so low (8800gts (g92)

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February 9, 2008 3:26:45 AM



This is the best score i have gotten WHY

Vista- 64 bit


Asus- A8N32-SLI-Deluxe

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400

Asus - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512 (G92)

2- W/D SATA 2 Hard Drives Raid o

Corsairs 3200- 4 sticks of ram(1 gig each)

Auzen X-FI™ Prelude 7.1 sound card


Antec True (TB) 480 watt -


CoolerMaster's Real Power M850 Modular is ordered
All Games are ruining Fine even Crysis

Main test results
3DMark Score 7904 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 3600 Marks
SM 3.0 Score 4286 Marks
CPU Score 1489 Marks
February 9, 2008 4:20:38 AM

The GTS 512 is bottlenecked by the CPU. My e6320 @1.86 got 1,700 cpu and 8,500 marks graphics (8800GT @ stock speed). @3.15 (450x7) it gave 2,700 cpu and 11,700 graphics.
Running 3dmark06 in vista x64 is also a performance hit, since that's done in emulation (x86 to x64).
For games, Vista x86+3.25gigs (32bit OS limitation) is faster than Vistax64 +4gigs.
February 9, 2008 4:21:17 AM

**** cpu... overclock that shiz
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February 9, 2008 4:21:24 AM

your sm2 and sm3 scores are very low may be your cpu bottlenecking your card. have you tried overclocking your cpu? my 4800 at 3 ghz bottlenecks my card but my score is around 11500
February 9, 2008 5:14:58 AM

I will give it a go now in the bios never done O/C before
Thanks Guys
February 9, 2008 8:09:47 AM



New after O/C Processor clock 2367 mhz
was 2200 mhz can not get it up any higher
but it has drop the Multiplier down to x9
it was x11 can not change it back unless i
put the clock back to 2200mhz i can not win

Main test results
3DMark Score 7758
SM 2.0 Score 3393
SM 3.0 Score 4241
CPU Score 1507 Marks
February 9, 2008 8:30:48 AM

Did you use any fancy "auto-overclock" or speed boosting whatever crap? If you did, dump it. Those fancy overclocking things generally cause more harm than good.
February 9, 2008 9:16:54 AM


No did all in the Bios
Looks like it is time to upgrade again it is all i seem to do
February 9, 2008 9:46:10 AM

Try over clocking one more time.go to your ram settings, drop the settings so the ram runs at 333 instead of 400. then try over clocking in implements of 5. I have a very similar setup as you with the same cpu, 4 gig of pny value ram vista home premium, 2 wd raptors., and an HD2900XT. i have my proc OC'd to 2508 and can get it to just over 2600 no problem. one note also make sure you change your cpu voltage also. gotta feed its need for power when you OC. i keep my voltage at 1.425 *1.5 if i go to a OC of 2600* . with the system running at 2.5 ghz i consistently get 9200 in 3dmark06 and if i take it to 2.6ghz and OC my vid card to 820 core and 925 ram i can get over 10K in 3dmark06. the system runs stable at these higher settings but i don't want to shorten the life of my cpu TOO much.lol One thing to remember also, don't fret over your ram being at a lower speed when you change it. with AMD's onboard memory controller the speed of it is raised as you raise the clock on your cpu. Hope this helps.
February 9, 2008 9:49:30 AM

one other thing,make sure you keep the multiplier at x11
a b Î Nvidia
February 9, 2008 10:41:19 AM

Get the 850W PSU and see what happens. That is one of your issues. That CPU can be clocked WAY higher. Look into OCing it, get a good cooler and fine a guide to OCing your model.
a b Î Nvidia
February 9, 2008 2:22:38 PM

It is overkill but he is better off with that than a 480W
a c 168 Î Nvidia
February 9, 2008 7:04:55 PM

jay2tall said:
It is overkill but he is better off with that than a 480W


:non:  No, there really is no need for 850 watts, I'm running two Alpha Dog GT's on a 620watt.
February 9, 2008 7:30:21 PM

Yeah 850W is overkill. I'd say 550W from a good quality brand such as Corsair or a 600W+ from a lesser known brand.
a b Î Nvidia
February 9, 2008 8:10:37 PM

I Agree That 850W is overkill but the OP already said it was on order. I wouldn't have suggested 850W, it's just a waste. I would have suggested a good 600W, but since he already ordered the thing, i just said he would be getter off then the 480W. George Burns monkey guy, I'm not stupid. haha
February 9, 2008 8:13:25 PM

Upgrade to a q6600 or a e8400 if your hell bent on seeing high 3damrk06 scores.
February 9, 2008 8:17:33 PM

jay2tall said:
I Agree That 850W is overkill but the OP already said it was on order. I wouldn't have suggested 850W, it's just a waste. I would have suggested a good 600W, but since he already ordered the thing, i just said he would be getter off then the 480W. George Burns monkey guy, I'm not stupid. haha

I was talking to the OP, while agreeing with mousemonkey. Sorry if there was any misunderstanding.
a c 168 Î Nvidia
February 9, 2008 8:51:25 PM

jay2tall said:
I Agree That 850W is overkill but the OP already said it was on order. I wouldn't have suggested 850W, it's just a waste. I would have suggested a good 600W, but since he already ordered the thing, i just said he would be getter off then the 480W. George Burns monkey guy, I'm not stupid. haha

I was not intending to imply that at all mate, but as a (I hope ) happy 8800GTS user you might be serving the OP better if you were to reinforce how much power not is needed, orders can be cancelled/changed. I never noticed before [:mousemonkey:2] , but I can see the similarity, now where did I put that cigar?
February 9, 2008 9:17:25 PM

i know the 850 is a bit much but at least i will not have to upgrade that for a few years
you guys have been a big help thanks
February 9, 2008 11:48:23 PM

Thinking of a upgrade now
Motherboard - Asus striker 2
CPU - intel Quad q6600
Ram - OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC 4x1GB

i am a sucker for all things fast LOL
a b Î Nvidia
February 10, 2008 12:37:33 AM

Ok Ok... Dear Mr OP, I recommend that you get a more reasonable PSU for your system. A good 600W PSU would work just fine since the GTS is not a power hungry gorilla like the 90nm cards. The PSU you currently have is a little under powered, but the 850w you ordered is very much overkill unless you are looking at SLI and maybe a more powerful CPU to OC. Mr George Burns Monkey told me to be more informative.
February 10, 2008 12:42:51 AM

you should be getting a higher cpu score than that. I have my 3800+ x2 at stock settings and I get 1500+. I keep it overclocked to 2.5 (from 2.0) and get ~1900. try overclocking again... you might get some more life out of your setup.

1. lower your HTT to x4 instead of x5 so you will be running at 800 instead of 1000

2. lower your memory speed to 333. Make sure your timings are set to the ddr 400 timings.

3. if your system crashes, raise your voltage to the cpu a little. I wouldn't recommend going above 1.45V unless you have really good cooling. I keep mine at 1.4 (I think) for an easy overclock of 2.5 Ghz.

4. Monitor your temps from time to time. if temps get to 65 deg C, you need to lower your cpu voltage (which may mean lowering your clock speed)

good luck

oh, and 1 other thing. have you downloaded the athlon64 x2 drivers? also, the athlon64 x2 optimizers.
February 10, 2008 7:16:52 AM

personally, I'd be more worried about how your games played then benchmarks. I mean...that is why you bought the card isn't it...Also, I just bought COD 4 and it is the shizit with the 8800gt in my system
February 10, 2008 8:05:46 AM

Chances are that unless there is a driver bug, if he is getting low scores here it means he won't be getting good framerates in games either, at least not what he could (or should) be getting.
February 10, 2008 8:28:24 AM

Drivers are all to date i was just playing Crysis and it was getting a bit
choppy
a c 168 Î Nvidia
February 10, 2008 9:04:08 AM

jay2tall said:
Ok Ok... Dear Mr OP, I recommend that you get a more reasonable PSU for your system. A good 600W PSU would work just fine since the GTS is not a power hungry gorilla like the 90nm cards. The PSU you currently have is a little under powered, but the 850w you ordered is very much overkill unless you are looking at SLI and maybe a more powerful CPU to OC. Mr George Burns Monkey told me to be more informative.

:lol:  [:mousemonkey:5] Superb, sharp and concise. Now if you could just jazz it up a little, some dancing girls and fireworks for starters, with maybe an air display or some such. :lol: 
a b Î Nvidia
February 10, 2008 11:33:16 AM



Burns Monkey: There how's that? My bouncing anime girlfriend image? (haha it's a joke between me and the GF)

OP: The boucing booby girl says you should get a sweet 600 or 650W PSU. Maybe one of these:

Corsaid 620W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139002
OCZ 600w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341001
Thermaltake 600w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153049
PC Power&cooling 610w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005

My choice would be the PC P&C Psu, they are just an awsome PSU. And the company is great to work with, it it blows and takes out equipment they replace it.
a c 168 Î Nvidia
February 10, 2008 12:18:05 PM

10/10. Good job! [:mousemonkey:3]
February 11, 2008 8:44:28 AM

going to do a full upgrade now might as well go the whole hog

Asus Striker II Formula Motherboard $440

Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 $350

OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC 4x1GB $440

Australia prices
February 12, 2008 2:16:52 PM

...Flux...Capacitor adjustment???
a b Î Nvidia
February 12, 2008 4:32:43 PM

garry1172 said:
going to do a full upgrade now might as well go the whole hog

Asus Striker II Formula Motherboard $440

Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 $350

OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC 4x1GB $440

Australia prices


Honestly I would hold onto your x2 4400 and OC the dang thing. From what I gather they should OC a good bit and get some great performance increases. the Q6600 has been out a while and I would wait to get something newer and better down the road. Hold onto your current setup and OC it. There is alot more life out of that setup than you think.
February 12, 2008 4:53:33 PM

garry1172 said:
This is the best score i have gotten WHY

Vista- 64 bit

Main test results
3DMark Score 7904 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 3600 Marks
SM 3.0 Score 4286 Marks
CPU Score 1489 Marks


Your processor is the issue…

I get 11900 with the Sig below, Vista64.
-The Q6600 scores about 3500 - 3600.


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