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Should i score higher in 3Dmark06? please help!

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February 24, 2008 6:35:16 PM

I scored 6905 in the test
my spec is
9600 phenom black 2.6ghz
3gb DDR2
8800gts 512
should i have gotten a better score?
please help!

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February 24, 2008 6:59:00 PM

It's hard to say, you have four cores, which 3Dmark recognizes, but you have a single core GPU. I scored 9438 with an Athlon X2 4600+ and a 3780x2:

February 24, 2008 6:59:06 PM

Yes,

Im running a Q6600 2gb DDR2 8800gt and scored 11,500.
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February 24, 2008 7:01:19 PM

Is my system like super duper??

I've been seeing a lot of scores and have noticed that my PC runs very well

With an E2180 @ 2.8 and an 8800GT i get a score of just under 11000 with Vista!!!!!
Is it just me or is that very good for my system
February 24, 2008 7:02:12 PM

The Phenom's 14% weaker than the Q6600, so that might account for your differences, but I'd like to know his CPU score. I'd get 0 to 1 fps with the X2. Two GPU's made all the difference. One of these days, I'll get a 45nm quad core, but not till the Phenom's fixed or the Intel comes down in price.

Your score looks good Siverion77, is your CPU overclocked? I'm not really up on the model numbers for all the Intel CPU's.
February 24, 2008 7:04:06 PM

In the cpu test, the gpu makes no difference (or slight). It's all cpu rendered graphics so his score should not be affected by the gpu
February 24, 2008 7:39:58 PM

You definitely should be getting a better score than that.
February 24, 2008 7:41:54 PM

and considering that 3dmark06 just loves four core processors, there's something wrong going on.
February 24, 2008 7:44:38 PM

@OP: What you should do is run the test again. Take down what the scores are for cpu, SM2, SM3 and post them. That way we can figure out if its the cpu or the vid. card
February 24, 2008 8:02:25 PM

Definitely low. I run around 10k with a 2.8ghz C2D and an 8800 gts 320 (slight overclock on the gpu).
February 24, 2008 8:13:31 PM

Seems a little low, considering I got about 5100 points (I forgot to write down the exact number) with my x2 4000+ OC'd to 2435 Mhz and an 8600 GT OC'd to 700 core and 850(1700) ram.

I was wondering if mine was low? Is everyone posting scores from the default settings or are they altering them? Mine is at default, and 1280x1024 resolution.
February 24, 2008 8:15:10 PM

I'd agree with everyone, it's definitely low. I have a Core 2 Duo @3.4Ghz with a 3850 512mb OC'd and I score almost 11k. You should post your scores for each individual thing so we can see what the problem is.
February 24, 2008 8:31:36 PM

A system I built about three weeks ago has a 6000+/2X1GB DDR2-800/8800GTS 512 (G92) and is getting just under 12K running all the tests (registered version).

3dMark06 is mostly a GPU benchmark and I doubt 2-4-100 CPU cores will effect it much.

The G92 8800GTS can be clocked to 800/2000 on the stock cooler and volts according to guru3d.com...grab nTune and give it a shot.
February 24, 2008 8:53:05 PM

Thats definitely low. I score 12.5k with a e4300 and 8800gts 320mb thats with it all overclocked. You should be score atleast 10,000 at stock speeds. Make sure you have all the right drivers for the 8800gts. Check for viruses that might be using all cpu power. What psu do you have? You could be running low on power.
February 24, 2008 9:05:08 PM

youguys make me feel like i need a new CPU..... i get 9041 with a 8800GTX and a 939 socket 4400 X2 overclocked to 2.4Ghz
February 24, 2008 9:23:12 PM

basketcase said:


I was wondering if mine was low? Is everyone posting scores from the default settings or are they altering them? Mine is at default, and 1280x1024 resolution.


Mine's at the default 1024 x 768. Try it at that resolution.

IndigoMoss said:
I'd agree with everyone, it's definitely low. I have a Core 2 Duo @3.4Ghz with a 3850 512mb OC'd and I score almost 11k. You should post your scores for each individual thing so we can see what the problem is.


It must be your CPU @ 3.4 making all the difference. You have one GPU with the 3850 and I have two 3870 GPU's, plus I have the factory overclocked MSI (850/1300). I'll admit your Intel is much better at stock than mine because it does more per clock.

That Wolfie 3.0 at Newegg and a Crossfire board looks good to me now. With CrossfireX, I could get a 4850 when they arrive in June and have 3 GPU's clocked about the same. Nordic Hardware reports the 4850 will be clocked at 850 core, so the two CPU's should work well together, whereas the 4870 and 4870x2 would slow down to 850 when running alongside my 3870x2.

Flakes said:
youguys make me feel like i need a new CPU..... i get 9041 with a 8800GTX and a 939 socket 4400 X2 overclocked to 2.4Ghz


My 4600+ is stock at 2.4, and the 3870x2 barely beats the 8800gtx in some games and barely loses in other games. So, your 9041 is quite close to my score. If we had newer mainstream Intel CPU's then we'd get really great scores.

February 24, 2008 10:31:09 PM

i score 3365 on my cpu with stock speed
2437 on the first graphic test
and 2570 on the second test
the setting rae at
1280x1024
no AA
filter at optimal
can anybody show me how to post pichure? so every one can see what going on with my pc
February 24, 2008 10:56:20 PM

hjen said:

can anybody show me how to post pichure? so every one can see what going on with my pc


To post a picture, you have to save an image of your online score to your PC, then upload it to an online photo site. Then, you copy the IMG code to your post.

The way I do it is this:

I press print screen when I have the online results (but not the log in stuff on the side, move the bar over). Then, I start Image Forge and create a new file 2000 x 2000. I do a Ctrl-v to copy the print screen image into Image Forge. Then, I save it to the desktop as a JPG, not a BMP. I upload it to Photobucket and then post it using the IMG code here.

Photobucket is blocked at work by Websense, because some people use it for porn, but my wife uses the ad free paid version for her modding images. I just signed up for the free version, but I hate the ads and might pay for it too. Another site is Ringo.

Image Forge is a shareware and it's very good. So is Irfanview.


February 24, 2008 11:10:52 PM

OC'd to the best of my ability with what I have. I can get just under 12K. For whatever reason I did get over 12K one time, but I haven't been able to repeat it yet.
February 24, 2008 11:14:23 PM

hjen said:
i score 3365 on my cpu with stock speed
2437 on the first graphic test
and 2570 on the second test
the setting rae at
1280x1024
no AA
filter at optimal
can anybody show me how to post pichure? so every one can see what going on with my pc

CPU score is normal. The video card score is not. What power supply are you running? What motherboard are you using? Are you sure the PSU is powerful enough? Do you have your motherboard chipset drivers installed correctly? And, are you sure your video card drivers are installed correctly?
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February 25, 2008 12:27:46 AM

@OP: What OS, drivers, other system hogging stuff are you running?
February 25, 2008 1:54:43 AM

Heh my 6800GT isnt far off those scores @ just under 4000 :p 

Most likely it's a driver issue... hardware like that should be getting 11,000 as a minimum, my highest score was just shy of 16,000 using 2 x 8800GT's in SLi... and 13,000 in single mode using an O.C Q6600. As I said, 11k or more should be the number you're hitting. Check the drivers...

Also... 3GB Ram? Is all the Ram matched? Try using 2GB, with both modules in the same colour slots. That might be effecting things too. I've always found 1GB is better than 1.5GB & 2GB is better than 3GB when it comes to actual performance... Always keep RAM matched in the same colour slots. For instance you could have:
2 X identical 1GB Modules
2 X identical 512MB Modules.
Imagine your RAM slots are RED YELLOW RED YELLOW
Fit your Ram as 1GB modules in Red slots, 512MB modules in Yellow slots.
This way the problem for me when trying to get a decent Vista experience score, as my RAM wasnt fitted correctly and held back both the CPU and the RAM until I'd fitted it into the right channels
February 25, 2008 2:22:24 AM

you should be getting a better score... mine was 7615 with a Gecube HD3870 @ 810/1125 and an intel E2140 at stock, with the rest of the setup mentioned in my sig...
February 25, 2008 3:43:22 AM

I get almost 10k with my system (in sig) and you have another gig of ram and 2 more cores than me. Check drivers and make sure your card is getting enough power. It looks like your PSU puts out enough amps, but Rosewill is known to be kinda iffy. Do you have another PSU you could put in to try out? Or a friend cool enough to let you borrow his for a few hours?
February 25, 2008 4:10:25 AM

Also check what you have running in the background. I scored 11500, thats with an 8800GT, online in the background and task mgr running also, lol. SO, with 2 gigs of RAM and AMD 6400+ by others results here I should have scored higher as well and when I asked on BV's site thats the answer i got. You want to shut everything down you can to get the best results... Also any AV programs you have running can effect your score.
February 25, 2008 5:29:16 AM

an extra gib of ram and overclocking only increase 105 point


WTF? i dont get it
February 25, 2008 5:38:22 AM

Man dude, that's a pretty lower score all around. Your CPU score is fine, because my Core 2 Duo E6300 @3.4 Ghz only scores 2831, but my SM2 and SM3 score 4800+, much higher than your scores with just a 3850 512mb. You are actually scoring the same as my 7900GS did.

I actually had the same sort of problem you did. When I first installed my 3850 512mb, it'd keep reading it as a 2900Pro. I cleaned the drivers and reinstalled the latest ones over and over again, it didn't help. My 3dmark score was only at 6k too. So I reinstalled my OS and now I'm hitting almost 11k.
February 25, 2008 5:52:51 AM

Looks like an underpower of your GPU. What PSU do you have? What are its specs?

February 25, 2008 6:40:31 AM

i went from vista 32 to xp 64
exactly no different
and Paul_gren
my PSU is a 850 rosswell
February 25, 2008 8:13:26 AM

lets start from the begining i see the people really trying to help being ignored...

1) check that all PSU connectors(that need to be) are connected to your graphics card
2) update drivers to the latest version www.nvidia.com
3) i couldnt find any information on your power supply(thats bad news)
4) have you tried the card in another machine and run the same test see if it scores higher?
February 25, 2008 9:23:05 AM

OwinC said:
When I had my 8600gt oc I scored an 6046. e6600 2.4 oc to 3.537 with the card oc'd as well. Now with the same oc on the processor with the 9600gt oc I score 11604. And I am not over working it to hard. http://service.futuremark.com/results/showAllResults.ac...


That is pretty close to what I got with my 8600 GT (OC'd) and my x2 4000+ (OC'd).

6281 Overall
2568 SM 2.0
2813 HDR/sm 3.0
1827 CPU

Not to derail the OPs problem, but does that sound normal for an AMD x2 4000+, 8600 GT 256, and 2 gig of ddr2800 ram?

To the OP, when was the last time you reinstalled your O/S? Do you run Spyware/virus scans? Do you have a registry cleaner you could run (like CCleaner)?
February 26, 2008 3:07:45 PM

I try every things
no help
reinstall OS
updates to the lates drivers
i even reinstall the card itself
and i dont thinks is my PSU becase in unplug all the optional fans and storage harddrives only leaving the vital component power up but some how no changes can anybody please recomend me with some new beta driver for my motherboard
here is what I have

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16813131593
February 26, 2008 3:32:31 PM

Do you have the latest chipset drivers?
Have you made sure your pcie slot is running at 16X? (wouldnt make much difference anyways)
how is your memory configured? 3gb is kinda strange, is it in dual channel?
February 26, 2008 3:40:42 PM

Ouch... The only real thing different is your CPU to mine...

I have a score of 12162

PC Specs are below
February 26, 2008 3:47:38 PM

Guys, I get a little over 10200 with my CPU OC'd to 2925mhz (225mhz HT) and a 2900XT! WTF is wrong with your computers? My CPU score is slightly under 2200 too.
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