Very low 3DMark score with 8800GT :(

Having a hard time figuring out why my 3DMark score is so low. Seems like I should be above 10k with my setup:


Computer: Dell Inc. Inspiron 530
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (Kentsfield, G0)
2400 MHz (9.00x266.7) @ 2394 MHz (9.00x266.0)
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0FM586
Chipset: Intel G33 (Bearlake-G) + ICH9R
Memory: 3072 MBytes, ?-???
- 1024 MB PC6400 DDR2-SDRAM - Elpida EBE10UE8ACFA-8G-E
- 512 MB PC6400 DDR2-SDRAM - Hynix (Hyundai) HYMP564U64CP8-S6
- 1024 MB PC6400 DDR2-SDRAM - Elpida EBE10UE8ACFA-8G-E
- 512 MB PC6400 DDR2-SDRAM - Hynix (Hyundai) HYMP564U64CP8-S6
Graphics: MSI NX8800GT-E (MS-V117)
nVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (G92GT/D8P), 512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM
Drive: WDC WD5000AAKS-75YGA0, 488.4 GB, Serial ATA 3Gb/s
Drive: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H73N, DVD+R DL
Sound: Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio [A2]
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Build 6001


3DMark Score: http://service.futuremark.com/home.action?resultId=502012&resultType=19


Any ideas why I'm getting such a low score and what I can do to fix it?


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And for the record I just updated my NVidia driver today so that shouldn't be the problem...

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Also I do still have the default Inspiron 530 PSU, which I believe is rated at either 300 or 350w. I read from multiple places that that was enough to power an 8800GT as the Dell psu's are underrated. I haven't had any overheating/crashing issues, but maybe I'm not getting the full power?
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  1. Your score is actually right about where it should be in 3D Mark Vantage. I have a GTX 260 and get about 8000 in 3D Mark Vantage. You are probably thinking of 3D Mark 06 which you would be about 11-12k with an 8800 GT.
  2. cool
  3. gigosaga said:
    Your score is actually right about where it should be in 3D Mark Vantage. I have a GTX 260 and get about 8000 in 3D Mark Vantage. You are probably thinking of 3D Mark 06 which you would be about 11-12k with an 8800 GT.


    Okay if that's all it is, great. But it still looks my system is low compared to similar systems? That is, unless I'm reading the results incorrectly.


    Thanks
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