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Low 3dmark06 score, please help

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March 5, 2008 1:58:05 AM

Any Ideas?
Current system

AMD x2 6400
4 gigs of ddr 800
10,000 rpm raptor
bfg 8800gt
GA-M57SLI-S4 ATX motherboard (lastest bios avil)
Antec Truepower Trio 650-watt ATX power supply

I check all drivers and there all upto date!

Tried on both 64bit and 32bit also on a nforce motherboard and the new amd chipset motherboard close to the same results on both.

Current 3dmark06
Score - 6133
SM2.0 - 2426
HDR/SM3.0 - 2475
CPU Score - 2468








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March 5, 2008 2:54:15 AM

Definitely a bit low, I mean my specs are:

Processor : X2 5600 on 3015Mhz
Video Card : Radeon 3850 on 735/1000
RAM : 2x 1024MB 667Mhz DDR2

3DMarks: 9319 3DMarks

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=5307453

..... The only thing I can ask is, are you using Windows Vista? And whats your Forceware driver version installed?
March 5, 2008 3:00:15 AM

Nope running Windows xp pro 64bit, i also tried 32bit with close to the same results.

Drivers 169.21

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March 5, 2008 3:03:53 AM

You need to check your driver settings for the app and make sure everything is off or set to high performance. This makes a big difference. Run again and see what you get.
March 5, 2008 3:34:47 AM

This is low, try using only 2GB of RAM. How much RAM is Windows XP showing? 625MHz is also low. My old Pentium 4 3GHz with 1GB RAM and 7800GTX got 4700 in 3DMark06.
March 5, 2008 3:38:06 AM

Maybe it is low because that is what an 8800GT will get you on a graphics-intensive benchmark, with a average/sub-par processor? Just a thought.
March 5, 2008 3:51:06 AM

6133 is about half of what u should be getting. Check drivers make sure they the latest. If you could I would try to barrow a friends video card...to see if urs is a dud. Make sure u are running 3dmark06 at 1280x1024. Have fun ;) 
March 5, 2008 1:48:59 PM

Ok, i took out one memory stick and same results.

Put my old videocard back in and got a higher score of 6455.

The card was a 7950gt

I also have tried 2 O/S 32bit/64bit with both videocards and close to the same result. I also tried swiching motherboard at first i had one of those new chipsets from amd and got low 3dmark06 scores and then i tried the nforce motherboard with close to the same results.

Thanks for your help sofar
March 5, 2008 2:10:52 PM

Besure to uninstall your forcewares when you take the old one out and reinstall when you put the new card in.
March 5, 2008 7:55:41 PM

If you didn't use Driver Cleaner Pro yet then you should and before everytime you install new Nvidia drivers. All you have to do is uninstall Nvidia drivers, emty recycle bin, reboot in "Safe Mode" launch DCP, click Nvidia then clean. Ignore Windows installer, click cancel. Driver Cleaner Pro

March 5, 2008 8:23:27 PM

i think when u switched ur vid cards and found that the 7950 gave u a higher score...the problem was solved. Check the 3d mark score here:

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html?modelx...

This shows that everything else on ur pc is working, except ur new vid card...sorry man that sucks. Return that POS and get another one.
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March 6, 2008 1:09:53 AM

ryanthesav said:
i think when u switched ur vid cards and found that the 7950 gave u a higher score...the problem was solved. Check the 3d mark score here:

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html?modelx...

This shows that everything else on ur pc is working, except ur new vid card...sorry man that sucks. Return that POS and get another one.


Wow. Yups his card is not doing what it should be. The charts are great but thing that sucks is they dont show every card available anymore. For instance, they don't have the HD2900XT 1GB w/GDDR4. It seems that THG is kinda lacking in testing recently as they didn't even try to get one of the HD2900Pros to test.

Either way OP. Send it back and get a new one. Maybe something newer and better?
March 7, 2008 8:29:05 PM

I replaced my videocard with another 8800gt and got 11,234 score

Thanks for the Help all!
March 8, 2008 12:04:09 AM

Well thats great, wonder how this passed or don't the cards go through some sort of testing.
March 8, 2008 10:03:03 AM

They do, it was most likely damaged during shipping.
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