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August 3, 2008 7:10:26 AM

Okay im running gtx280's in sli on my striker 2 formula.1200w psu, intel q9450 "2.66",8 gigs ddr2 dominator corsair ram. vista ult. 32bit everything is up to date on all drivers including phys.i checked all 3.3, 5, and 12 volts from the 24pin all read good numbers nothing below. on 3d mark vantage im geting a scores in the 14000's. last score for the gpu was 14833 note this is just the score for the gpu.one thing i did notice is that its saying i have 3 gig of vid memory so its pulling one dedicated off the mother board witch is not needed. could this be the reason for my lower gpu benchmarks???? should i be running ddr2 sli ram witch is only available in 1 gig sticks? i looked all through the bios didnt see anything where i could configure the extra ram from the board.

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August 3, 2008 7:33:01 AM

Well first off, 8 gigs of memory is not needed on a 32 bit operating system, you only need 4 gigs unless you are running a 64 bit os.
August 3, 2008 7:34:49 AM

Try using only 4 gigs of your memory and see what happens.
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August 3, 2008 7:37:09 AM

its running as we speak!!! on 4 gigs ill post bench mark in a min so far on 3dmar vantage i got 14888
13449
14409
btw 3benchmark vantage is still saying 3 gigs of vid mem even after i pulled 4 gig off the board. i figured since it had all the extra it was just giving up a gig but aparently it thinks it needs it.
nothing is oc as well!
August 3, 2008 7:45:59 AM

ran it with 4 gig and got gpu cpu
14472 34880
August 3, 2008 7:49:55 AM

you should consider oc'ing your proc with those gtx280's...TRUST me, itll pay off, if you dont kno how to, read the sticky's on the overclocking forum and learn... you have good parts, put them to use

32bit OS can't read even 4 gigs of memory, its more around 3.2 fyi... get a 64bit vista or xp for more, you shouldn't need more than 4 gigs though
August 3, 2008 8:59:16 AM

hey guys i been told buy evga the reason for my performance loss and low scores is do to multi rail psu. my psu is the coolmax 1200 multi rail 4 i was told i need a psu with a single multi rail so that its not dividing up the power basicly!

http://jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3990


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/189573-28-single-dual...


any truth to this guys or should it not be an issue? is anyone else running multi card with multi rail systems that are not single with any problems????
August 3, 2008 9:04:50 AM

It possibly makes some sense to me.Yeah that may definetly be your problem, but double check or get more replies on that one.
August 3, 2008 12:08:12 PM

I have a Thermaltake 1000W 4 rails running three 8800GTX's with no problem.
August 3, 2008 3:29:03 PM

baddad said:
I have a Thermaltake 1000W 4 rails running three 8800GTX's with no problem.


although u are running a nice system but those cards do not require a 6pin and a 8pin at the same time like the gtx280 im curious if anyone else has or had the same problem with the same cards im running. i believe there was also the same problem with running the 9800gx2 as well. if anyone has a multi rail would they consider trying a single rail and see if it boost performance! i would try it myself but being that my other psu is only a 500 and i dont think my pc would be happy if i started it with that psu!
August 3, 2008 4:53:53 PM

just ran another 3dmark vantage and got a gpu score of 16702 cpu score of 35815 for a total of p19273.
August 3, 2008 5:40:50 PM

The benchmark started at 8/3/2008 1:32:37 PM
oc crysis benchmarking tool first time i tried it i got 17avg fps
System Information
Operating system: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
System memory: 2.0 GB
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz
CPU speed: 2666 MHz
Sound system: Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
VGA Information
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
Memory: 2291 MB
Driver version: 7.15.0011.7779 (English)
VGA benchmark information
Demo: Crytek Built-in
Quality: Very High (with tweaks)
Renderer mode: DirectX 10
Antialising mode: Off
Filtering mode: None
MultiGPU support: Enabled
Boost renderer: Disabled
Use Custom Config File: No
Random .exe: Enabled



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Resolution: 1680 × 1050 (Custom)
Result(1): Minimum= 12 FPS Average= 19 FPS Max= 27 FPS

August 4, 2008 1:46:15 AM

check this out just did a another crysis bench mark but this time with one card!


v1.3.0.0


The benchmark started at 8/3/2008 8:27:22 PM

System Information
Operating system: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
System memory: 2.0 GB
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz
CPU speed: 2666 MHz
Sound system: Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
VGA Information
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
Memory: 2291 MB
Driver version: 7.15.0011.7779 (English)
VGA benchmark information
Demo: Crytek Built-in
Quality: Very High (with tweaks)
Renderer mode: DirectX 10
Antialising mode: Off
Filtering mode: None
MultiGPU support: Enabled
Boost renderer: Disabled
Use Custom Config File: No
Random .exe: Enabled



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Resolution: 1680 × 1050 (Custom)
Result(1): Minimum= 12 FPS Average= 19 FPS Max= 26 FPS


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wtf same score with sli no aa hmmmmm???? also did another bench but this time the single card got a min fps-16 avg-24 max fps-47 wtf is going on here guys i cannont figure this out. then i ran it again and it did the usual 12 / 19 /26 i cannont figure this out. please any info or ideas would be great!
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