Got a problem with my 4650 512 gddr3! In all rewievs it scores around 7.200 in 3dmark06. Mine got 4.500 only! Stock clock mem is 600/700. I OC the card to 790 / 855, expecting a huge improvement! BUT i got 4.540!! 40 score more! What is wrong here?
The card seems to work stable and perfect but something limits it from working as it should. Is the pci-express voltage to low or psu to small?
Whats basically happening is that your slow P4 can't feed the 4650 data fast enough to let it work as fast as it should. Getting a faster CPU will fix this. You'll be able to play these games, but they to might run a bit slower then they should.
Even check newegg man. If you've got the socket 775 platform and are low on cash, I think they have a dual core celeron on there for like 50 bucks. May not be great, but some overclocking and it'd probably kill your P4.
I have a phenom 9600 BE @ stock with a 4650 512mb @ stock running windows vista ultimate 64 and 3dmark06 pro 1.1.0 with hotfix and getting an overall score of 4500 as well! Im not sure what to do either.