Low 3D Mark score?

guys im just wonderin' why I'm getting a not-so-good score with my new BFG GTX 260 OC Maxcore 55, I only have a score 11000.written below are my specs. could you guys kind of diagnose and hopefully figure out whats wrong? and im running my computer on stock settings. everything on stock so im also thinking that could be the reason. . . TIA

Core i7 920 (stock)
Asus P6T Non-deluxe version
OCZ Platinum 3x2Gb DDR3 1600mhz triple channel
BFG Geforce GTX 260 OC Maxcore 55 (stock)
WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Quad S75QB
MS Vista Home Premium 64-Bit OEM
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  1. You have a considerably better rig than me, and I got 13000, so it's quite unusual that you got lower than me. I also have all my stuff on stock, and I have stock-cooling also.


    Specs:
    Asus M-73 Nvidia 750a Sli
    Phenom X4 9950 2.6 Ghz
    4 Gb Corsair 5-5-5-15 800 Mhz
    8800 Gts 512 Mb (Special edition, But I don't know the difference from the original, lol, it got the same clock speed)
    Corsair 650 TX Power Supply
    Windows XP
  2. Ok im guessing a bit here but i do know that the i7 will do some pretty differant stuff with the cores. Like drop to one and overclock itself slightly in some instances depending on whats being asked of it.
    My guess is that the Phenom X4 isnt doing this and so is getting better scores, also you are running Vista 64 and not XP
    With your Rig you should really be running Vantage and comparing your score against others with a similar rig.

    Mactronix
  3. hey thanks for the reply guys. . . yeah i already figured it out. . . 11K score was Vantage, I tried using 3dMark 06 and I got a 14700 score. all are in the normal ranges. but some told me my 06 score is still on the low side, but thats ok with me at least it is on the normal range and considering my components are all stock. thanks again :D
  4. Ahh. 11k in Vantage is not low :D
    You got a very good rig though. Wasnt it expensive?
  5. yeah it is expensive especially if your paying it in canadian $. . . coz theres like 30-40% difference in US price. . . it totaled at 2200 CA$

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/260631-31-upgrade-advice

    here's my rig with pics.
  6. That is quite a lot of money. Mine isn't even half of that.
    My rig is about 900 CA$ :o
  7. i know, but its all worth it for me. . . this has been a major upgrade because I came from a P4 socket 478 system which I used for 5 years. the difference in performance is nothing short of amazing. so far I've been very happy with it.
  8. I know ^^
    You cant make it better than that, so that's quite awesome.
    It might be because im a poor student its a lot of money to me xD
  9. me too, I just saved some of my money from my last work before I went to college. and I also got the help of my dad by convincing him that "Its about time"
  10. Nice one ;d My parents wouldnt pay any of my ***. Except for food lol. But thats alright really.
  11. yeah im just lucky he shares my hobby. . . still takes a lot of convincing though. haha
  12. Wouldn't surprise me! Haha
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