Hi I am having a lot of difficulty with 3dmark06 and getting any kind of respectable marks! It is extremely frustrating and I need some help and advice on how to correct these issues. I am receiving a 11654 overall score, SM 2.0 score of 5682, SM 3.0 of 6203, and a processor score of a measly 2099!!
Corei7 965 extreme (overclocked to 3.8)
Asus Rampage II extreme
6gb RAM Corsair Dominator GT
EVGA 8800 Ultra (yeah i know, i'm upgrading soon enough!)
The graphics scores are understandably low, but why the processor scores? Any help would be much appreciated!
I am not really sure what the problem is. Maybe the CPU is overheating and is reducing its frequency in order to compensate.
Your GPU scores are OK I think.
My system (8800GT 512MB, Core2Duo E4500 at 2.7GHz) gets a score somewhere over 10000. (I can't remember exactly, because it's a long time since I ran it.) CPU score was about 2500 points, if I remember corectly, so yours should be higher.
I went back to factory setting and re-ran 3dmark06 but to no avail. It seems even at 3.2ghz I'm still only registering 11342!! It's pretty frustrating. I think I may have picked up a CPU dud, because even on SiSandra I'm scoring exceedingly lower scores than that of the Qx series.
When i went into the BIOS i saw that all cores were already active. But what i did find, for those who are curious, was to fix the problem i ran MSCONFIG and selected the BOOT tab and clicked on the ADVANCED OPTIONS button. Then, I made sure the number of processors button was not checked. Now i am off to retry 3dmark and i will get back as soon as the test are complete. Thanks so far everyone!