XFX GTX295 Very low score on Vantage

Hi All

Just managed to save up for XFX GTX 295N card, but it scored x10000 on 3d Mark Vantage 1.0.1. :cry:
My PC:

GA-965p-DS4 MB(GIGA BYTE)
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (2400 MHz)
6 GB Ram Dual Line
4 x Raid O Seagate 250GB SATA II 32MB

The other reviews shows without any overclocking it scored minimum of x23000

Is there something I am not doing or is it my pc that is too small? Phyx is enabled and dual gpu

Thank you~
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  1. I have q6600 3.7GHz , GIGABYTE p35(PCI-E 1.1v) , GTX295OC (Drivers 182.50/vista64)
    and in Vantage i get 22208 (GPU 19245, CPU 41271)
  2. Thanks guys

    But when I get it past 3ghz memory frq to high it runs at 800mhz anything higher and pc gets unstable.
  3. adjust the memory to fsb ratio to get the memory as close to 800 mhz as possible or loosen up the memory timings or ad voltage (not too much...!). I would try bumping voltage to 2.2 first then lower the frequency untill it is stable, it should be stable higher than 800 if it is quality memory.
  4. or take out the two 1gig sticks and see if that helps... ive had bad luck with all four bays populated and/or odd memory combos (such as two 2gig sticks and two 1gig sticks). 4 gigs shouldnt hold you back that much at all in most apps.
  5. Thanks Ewood~ I will give that a try, will a zalman keep the cpu cool enough?
  6. haha yeah ive got a phenom II 940 BE X4 running at 3.6GHz, but my 4850 is really pulling it back lol
  7. Hi ewood

    I tried to overclock but keeps resetting even with just the 2 x 2gig ddrII 800 ram.

    Bios Overclock: vF11
    CPU Clk: x9
    Frq: 333
    Multiplier :2.5
    Volttage: 1.275
    (Multiplier does not have 2.4) so I used FRQ 320 to get Memory Frq to 800
    PC works first time and on rebooot goes back to default. I even removed and replaced ram still the same.

    Bios Overclock: vF11 (2nd attempt)
    CPU Clk: x 8
    Frq: 400
    Multiplier: 2
    Voltage:1.41875V

    Just keeps rebooting and defaults again.

    I really slipped up and dont have money to get another board and cpu and ram. Any help is much appreciated!
    Thank you
  8. X10000? Are you sure that's underperforming? My pair of 4870x2s only pulls x14k-x15k. Keep in mind that this is the extreme preset.
  9. hey my 295 GTX (Gainwood) got this score

  10. That's not a comparable score though. Try the extreme preset.
  11. dont forget that the i7 is running tri channel ddr3, and 6gb. that prolly blows your ram out of the water (assuimng its 800mhz, dual) windows will automatically use ram to make up for any graphicsa ram you dont have.
  12. milianoart said:
    Hi ewood

    I tried to overclock but keeps resetting even with just the 2 x 2gig ddrII 800 ram.

    Bios Overclock: vF11
    CPU Clk: x9
    Frq: 333
    Multiplier :2.5
    Volttage: 1.275
    (Multiplier does not have 2.4) so I used FRQ 320 to get Memory Frq to 800
    PC works first time and on rebooot goes back to default. I even removed and replaced ram still the same.

    Bios Overclock: vF11 (2nd attempt)
    CPU Clk: x 8
    Frq: 400
    Multiplier: 2
    Voltage:1.41875V

    Just keeps rebooting and defaults again.

    I really slipped up and dont have money to get another board and cpu and ram. Any help is much appreciated!
    Thank you


    That voltage is way too high, the max safe voltage for a Q6600 is 1.37V.
  13. djcoolmasterx said:
    That voltage is way too high, the max safe voltage for a Q6600 is 1.37V.


    Thank you~ I have lowered it to 1.3V straight and got it to 2997GHZ but bench no different!
  14. djcoolmasterx said:
    That voltage is way too high, the max safe voltage for a Q6600 is 1.37V.

    Nope. That's for the 45nm CPUs. The Q6600 is 65nm, and has a max safe voltage of 1.5V.

    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=29765

    Oh, and milianoart: try running the Performance preset. That should give you a score comparable to those above.
  15. Thanks cjl

    Checked the link and verified! Goin to run the performance preset and check out the score will post it once done!

    Thank you, atleast the card was not a total waste of money~
  16. Just as a point of comparison - I just ran the Extreme preset on my system and got a score of 14926 (that's an i7 at 4.2GHz and a pair of 4870x2s). 10k for your setup isn't bad.
  17. Hi CJL
    Well you are spot one! I just ran the performance test and clocled x20644, I guess those guys who got the same pc as me also ran the perfomance one. Thank you, I am really appeciating my xfx knowing that I am not that far off from the rest. At least I got my money's worth. Maybe next year I will bye a I7 :-)

    This Site is the best!!! Lord knows other site just muck with your Head

    Thanks Guys

    Cheers!!!
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