I decided to make a new thread since the other thread was about the PSU and that was answered. I got a new problem with the new video card I just got. I ran the Windows rating and got a 6.0, when my 9600GT got 6.9, some people said I should ignore that, so I ran the 3DMark06 SM2.0 test, and I got back around 3800-4400 during 3 tests. On the charts here, it shows it should be around 7300. I do see better performance when I play L4D2 compared to my 9600GT but the tests show that its really underperforming. Anyone know why and how can I fix this? Or should I RMA it at newegg.
e6750 @ 3.0GHz
ATI 4890 1GB DDR5
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updated with specs, I just rebooted my comp and took the SM2.0 and SM3.0 and got higher this time, but still not near 7300s. I got 6000(2.0) and 7000(3.0), I think I got the latest drivers but still not sure why I'm getting under rated scores.
I also installed the Gigabyte Drivers from the CD and also from ATI, but didn't uninstall one figuring it will just update the previous version. Should I use Gigabyte drivers or ATI drivers?
there's the problem, uninstall both drivers, boot in safe mode and do a driver clean then install gigabyte's drivers, download the latest ones from their website and install those instead of the ones on the cd, make sure it's Catalyst 9.11, then after all that boot back in normal mode, that should fix it.
if still having the same problems after all that then reformat and do a clean windows install, that'll fix it