3dm 06 is very dependant on the CPU so that is where i would be looking for extra performance if it was me. Having said that you really should concentrate on what your gaming experiance is like, if you are happy gaming with that set up then 3dm scores can go hang really.
I m fairly newbie, just got a MSI ATI 4890, O/C at core clock = 930 Mhz and memory clock at 1132 Mhz,
I m running a :
MB Radeon ASUS P5LD2 (no SLI)
Intel core 2 duo q6600 2.4ghz (OC by bios at 20%)
RAM = 2 x 2 gigs corsair xms
Power Supply = Corsair 750W - 60A
Running Vista 64
Using a 22'' Samsung screen
Just did a run with 3D Mark06, 1204 x 1024, no AA, optimal texture filtering,
I scored the following: 9089 (SM2 Score = 3872, HDR = 5472 and CPU = 1611,
Would this score be fairly low?? How could I improve it?
Hey I think some of your settings are wrong somewhere because I had an FX-60 with two 7950GT's in SLI and they had 8000 something and that is really behind your hardware specifications. I say you check your driver settings or something and make sure your hardware is running how it should. I would also suggest that you return everything to stock settings and then test it again. I would also recommend you do the overclock yourself if you mean the BIOS is overclocking automatically.
Why exactly is it so important to you to have a higher benchmark score? If your gaming performance is fine then who cares about some arbitrary score?
Benchmarking to some people is like a sport now days. Getting the best score and saying "HA" at someone with a similar set up. I know people with $2900 rigs and they only game . They just love overclocking and benching. Same reason people spend hundards of dollars on a half hour of liquid nitrogen to do one overclock (and yes normal people do this in their free time not just for tournaments.)
Personally never really did get it myself but it is fun seeing out little adjustments and overclocks raise or lower your score.