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April 15, 2010 6:13:26 PM

Hi all,
I have just built my first pc, and have little to no prior knowledge. My rig consists of:
AMD phenom II X4 965 BE (not yet oc'ed)
xfx ati 5770 1gb (maxed out memory and gpu in ati overdrive)
4GB Patriot DDR3 1600Mhz memory(2x2048mb)
Cooler master v8 heatsink
windows home pro 64bit
24" phillips 1080p monitor (x1)

my 3dmark vantage score is
11132 on the cpu
10934 on the graphics

is this about right or to low?

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a b K Overclocking
April 15, 2010 6:21:26 PM

It depends. You can compare it on the Futuremark Orb site to see how other PCs configured like yours have scored.

Also, whenever you bench mark, there are a few things you should do:

  • Reboot
  • Run processideltasks. Go to the DOS command prompt (you might have to launch it as Admin depending on how you have UAC configured if you're using Vista or Windows 7) and type the following command:

    Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll ProcessIdleTasks

    This will make windows perform all tasks that it normally does when the system is idle.

  • Turn off any screen saver
  • Turn off power saving mode and set the PC to Maximum Performance
  • Disconnect from the internet unless it's needed to benchmark
  • Disable antivirus/internet suites
  • Disable system restore
  • Turn off auto-update
  • Defrag your hard drive

    Then, rerun your benchmark at LEAST three to five times and take the average of what you see. That will give you the best possible benchmark.


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    April 15, 2010 7:20:37 PM

    Furthermore, i am having issues with screen res, ati and windows are both set to 1920x1080 but the image does not fill the screen, and when I try over scanning it makes text kind of pixelated..?
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