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Very Low 3Dmark06 score with 8800GT

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September 12, 2008 3:52:15 PM

Ok so i recently built this system:

AMD 5000+ (not oc)
PNY 8800 GT
XFX 8200 Motherboard

and i'm getting a score of 5933 on 3Dmark06

is this even close to normal, i think it should be much higher?? or no?
September 12, 2008 4:17:46 PM

3dmark06 is extremely cpu bound, but that being said, that is a low score for that setup. What is your cpu score? Run Prime95 torture test and bringup task manager to make sure both cores are running at 100% I'd say with that setup, you should receive a score of somewhere around 9000 - 9500 for your 3dmark score, and around 2000 for your cpu score (there is a cpu chart here at toms, but I'm too lazy to look it up)

AMD cool N quiet shouldn't come into play, but I'd turn it off if I were you just to remove any question as to this being the problem.
September 12, 2008 4:18:35 PM

whats your score for each test?SM2/SM3/CPU list them
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September 12, 2008 4:18:55 PM

i suspect its the crappy AMD 5000
September 12, 2008 7:44:48 PM

iluvgillgill said:
i suspect its the crappy AMD 5000


I disagree with AMD being "crappy". Sure it's not as fast as a core 2, but come on... AMD makes GREAT processors and they are perfect for a budget build. Just a couple of years ago AMD was praised with how great their processors were; just because intel came out with something better doesn't make AMD crap.

it's like someone (AMD) saying $1000000 is a lot of money

then someone else (INTEL) saying $1200000 is a lot of money

then someone (you) saying oh crap, you're right... $1000000 is crappy amount of money.

September 12, 2008 8:08:54 PM

I say you should be getting around 10k+
a b K Overclocking
September 12, 2008 8:11:11 PM

Hmmm... try updating your drivers. Could be something with your BIOS settings. Disable cool'n quiet then run CPU-Z before you run 3Dmark to make sure everything is running at the proper speed.
September 12, 2008 10:01:12 PM

sepayne21 said:
I disagree with AMD being "crappy". Sure it's not as fast as a core 2, but come on... AMD makes GREAT processors and they are perfect for a budget build. Just a couple of years ago AMD was praised with how great their processors were; just because intel came out with something better doesn't make AMD crap.

it's like someone (AMD) saying $1000000 is a lot of money

then someone else (INTEL) saying $1200000 is a lot of money

then someone (you) saying oh crap, you're right... $1000000 is crappy amount of money.


thats why i ask him to list all his score in 3dmark06.i want to know what he get for each graphics card score and CPU score.
September 12, 2008 10:01:56 PM

and when you consider he is not OCing his CPU so its being crappy-in stock form.
September 12, 2008 10:25:03 PM

I'd guess only one core on your cpu is running. 9-10k is where it should be.

If both cores are running then your PSU is probably not supplying enough power.

September 12, 2008 10:27:23 PM

5000+ gets 10K with 8800GT if it's overclocked to 3GHz. I can't see it barely getting 6K at stock. That's like losing 4K marks for 400MHz deficit. I suspect the CPU is not the only problem.
September 12, 2008 10:38:06 PM

the 5000+ at 2.6Ghz should get less then 2k so if the graphics card dont have the rest 8K then maybe its driver for the graphics card and mobo aka chipset driver.
September 12, 2008 10:52:10 PM

Even with that cpu, the 5933 score is still way too low. There's something else at work.
September 12, 2008 11:17:27 PM

I average 11700 without overclock.

6400+
8800GTS

I could see you around 9500
September 12, 2008 11:21:35 PM

zloginet said:
I average 11700 without overclock.

6400+
8800GTS

I could see you around 9500


16k with 8800gts. :p 
September 13, 2008 12:53:51 AM

^spam!!!!!lol

triple of OP's score!lol
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a b K Overclocking
September 13, 2008 1:01:29 AM

yeah i get about 18000 marks in 3dmark now :D  as well I have a 4870 though

but i imagine its either a core is disabled in bios, or its software problems

try booting up w/o as many processes, you can turn off most of the processes in msconfig (type msconfig in the run command on the start menu), but make sure when your done that you remember to turn everything back on... I forgot once and couldn't figure out why i couldn't print my HW :D 
September 13, 2008 2:52:13 AM

sepayne21 said:
I disagree with AMD being "crappy". Sure it's not as fast as a core 2, but come on... AMD makes GREAT processors and they are perfect for a budget build. Just a couple of years ago AMD was praised with how great their processors were; just because intel came out with something better doesn't make AMD crap.

it's like someone (AMD) saying $1000000 is a lot of money

then someone else (INTEL) saying $1200000 is a lot of money

then someone (you) saying oh crap, you're right... $1000000 is crappy amount of money.

fanboy alert! :love: 
a b K Overclocking
September 13, 2008 7:00:36 AM

i bet it has nothing to do with power to your cores or your psu, check that your gfx card is running at pci-x speed 16 and not 1 as that will bottleneck your gfx card. as for solutions you can either move the card into another pcix slot if you have one, try changeing the pci frequency to 101 instead of 100 in bios. if all else fails rma the mobo.
a b K Overclocking
September 13, 2008 7:04:10 AM

sorry use gpu-z to test pci-e speed it should say pci-e x16 @ x16,
if it says pci-e x16 @ x1 then you have a problem
September 13, 2008 12:19:04 PM

How long does 3dmark06 take to download it says like 7 hours on my download, is this really how long it takes to download or am i downloading from the wrong website or something?
a c 86 K Overclocking
September 13, 2008 12:44:27 PM

Depends on your DL speed. You have a slow DSL or god forbid a modem, it's a big DL.

All depends on your true pipe to the internet, what site your DL from, and what you pay a month.

I pay for 10M DL speed, $50 a month, and I live in a BIG city, so the connection is good.
September 13, 2008 12:57:13 PM

I am using comcast cable and always download things fairly quick and i am using a motorola modem. I think it is the website i am downloading from because this seems out of the ordinary, something like this just takes usually 30 seconds ,This is taking hours.
a b K Overclocking
September 13, 2008 1:06:12 PM

Your setup should get around 9500.
Make sure you are running at your monitors default res.
Make sure vertical sync is turned off.
Make sure you completely unistalled any old video drivers.
You do have a PSU that can run the 8800GT, right?
September 15, 2008 12:21:45 AM

does the OP still care about this?
February 26, 2009 7:06:08 PM

Im getting 21244 on the 3Dmark06 score.
May 10, 2009 6:51:18 AM

Quote:
yeah i get about 18000 marks in 3dmark now :D  as well I have a 4870 though

but i imagine its either a core is disabled in bios, or its software problems

try booting up w/o as many processes, you can turn off most of the processes in msconfig (type msconfig in the run command on the start menu), but make sure when your done that you remember to turn everything back on... I forgot once and couldn't figure out why i couldn't print my HW :D 


Thats great thogrom but unfortunately this isnt about, who has the highest 3dmark 06 score cause i get 20,839 on an oced q6600, burn , just kidding i could really care less about 3dmark 06 now (not kidding on the score tho) And i highly doubt that his score is below average cause on a oced e4600 at 3ish ghz and a 9600gt i can get anywhere from just over 10,000 to low 11,000 with a higher oc, now considering how old the 5000+ is and that it only has 512kb cache per core id say this 8800gt is severely bottlenecked and his proc i just to old to get good results in 3dmark
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