Inno 3D GTX 260 OC
Intel E8500 Core 2 Duo 3.16 Ghz (Standard and not overclocked)------Yet!
Asrock Penryn 1600-110Db Motherboard
2 Gig Ram DDR2 667Mhz
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Before windows 7 i had Vista 64 bit... don't ak me why! my 3dmark score was around 12200... i installed windows 7 and it runs at 13800 (a 1600 increase between only changing OS)
but yet i scan the internet and come across people reaching in there low 20 000 with their scores, with the exact specs as what i have.
many say that syncing the cpu with clock speeds so that it doesn't hold back your gpu, some say the ram i have is not sufficient enough, but then others say that the 3dmark test is not such a ram intensive procedure!
what lacks that could increase my score? is overclocking my cpu my only choice?
First of all, you fail to write down which version of 3D Mark. Different versions rely on different parts of your computer. 06 version, for example, relies more heavily on the CPU than other versions, etc...
As for your scores, your CPU is definitely holding you back. I have an E7200 CPU OC'ed to 3.8GHz and my 3D Mark (Vantage) Scores are on Par with 9 series quad core CPU's or i5.
its definitely 3D mark '06, and my cpu is running standard, no overclocking yet, but i have put my notions together and am getting a betther power supply and a good quality cpu cooler, so that i can overclock just a bit!
thank you for your feedback and let me know if there is anything else that is recommended!