ok so i got 8800gt in sli on my computer and i get a 3dmark 06 score of 11400 but this guy with only a single video card here got only 11200 http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/246183-33-8800gt-over... with slight overclock. what should i check to make sure my sli is running right. its activated in ntune.
as for my specs
e8400 at 3.0ghz
4 gb of ddr2 800mhz 4-4-4-12 ram
xfx 780i motherboard
2 xfx 8800gt cards in sli i think (overclocked at 719/1740/950)
ok i updated with my system specs. so how would i go about to make sure the cards are in sli ? the guy in the other thread was running a Athlon64 X2 6400+ Zalman 9500. also for my cpu score on 3dmark 06 i got like 2122. and whenever i run a 3dmark06 test my score is always diffrent by up to 100 up or down overall
well that is really low... I don't actually know how to fix sli, but that is really low
I get 12100 in 3dmark 06 with
core 2 duo e6420
8800 GTS 640
2 GB of 1200 Mhz 5 5 4 11 ram
so since your system is better in every aspect, except ram which doesn't really matter, you should have a much higher score... maybe in the 16000 - 18000 range if you get it all working properly... so I have no idea
ok so i made sure my sli bridge was pushed down all the way and everything then i noticed 2 little plugs right to to where the sli plugs into on bolth video cards would those have to do with anything i dont even know what they are
but the newest 3dmark 06 test was
for a grand total of 11532
should i send it back to newegg for another one ? video cards and processor ? as for benchmarks i using them to show me if the computer is running right but by looking at the benchmarks its not i cant even run crysis on very high for everything i have to keep some of it turned down and even then its kinda slow. also when im watching my sidebar cpu monitor it shows as one at 100% and the other running. i also just booted up crysis and as i was falling from the plane at the start the game locked up and died. or could it just bes the motherboard or how can i even tell whats at fault ?
another update after watching the startup its list my processor but says its clocked at 2.33ghz and when i look at my nvidia monitor it shows 2ghz core clock rate. this is confusing to me since it should be running 3ghz
Firstly, 3dmark06 won't scale well with SLI at default settings. It's about the worst benchie you could stress yourself over worrying about. A single 8800GT system, with higher clocked GPU and CPU can beat sli 8800GT in default 3dmark06, but won't touch it throughout crysis at high details with fsaa.
That said, you should be around 13-14K anyway, with those clocks paired with a stock 3.0GHz e8400. It would seem, either SLI is not enabled, or two, your fsb isn't set right and your e8400 isn't running 3.0GHz.
Download CPU-Z and see what it reports. You could also turn off speedstep while sorting this out.
ok well currently im at college but when i get home il run that cpu-z. as for sli is there something i can run to make sure its running sli ? i reinstalled vista last night just to make sure its not vistas problem. but when i try to run the stock ntune that came on my cd i get a bsod and it restarts :S but when i get home i will post what cpu z found.