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November 13, 2010 11:23:17 PM

I'm so confused, I'm not sure if everything is working correctly. In PCmark Vantage, I got a score of 6440. 3DMark 06 gave me 14938, which was lower than "common system." When reading the results, they seem too low to be normal. I'll post screenshots :( 

Here -> http://img337.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=...


Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
MSI Hawk GTX 460 OC to 875/1750/2000
AMD Athlon II x4 640 3ghz
g.skill 4gb DDR3 1333mhz
640gb WD Black
23in monitor 1920x1080 5ms

Now some concerns of mine. Keep in mind that this is my first time ever using benchmarking tools. Well, In PCmark Vantage, my HDD looks broken with the low score it got. When I ran 3Dmark 06, my graphics card was getting low frame rates and the games it was running through didn't even look graphically challenging. (Check my screenshots please) I saw the frame rate dip under 30 more than once...I never changed ANY settings in the Nvidia control panel, so I have no idea what's wrong.

Also during 3Dmark 06, it said my quad core CPU was only putting off 1 fps which doesn't sound normal to me. I think I saw people get better scores than me with 8800 GT's and hardware from many years ago. Please check to see if my computers running like ***. :( 

I'm downloading 3Dmark vantage at the moment to test it out...

The game I've been playing is World of Warcraft, and I heard the 460 can easily run it on Ultra. My friend ran it on ultra no problems with the 4850.

I have everything on ultra, vsync, and triple buffering, but my frame rates just from 27-30-35-40-50-60, all over the place. What I don't get, is why GPU-Z never shows my GPU usage/load going above 30%? And 40% fan speed. Shouldn't my video card be always working at 100% in games to give me best frame rates, wtf? My CPU is around 30% usage also while gaming. And shouldn't my video card be maxing out WoW with 60 FPS especially from all the overclocking I did?

Link to my card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So is my HDD, Processor, or video card messed up? Or any other problem >.<

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November 14, 2010 12:36:56 AM

My frame rate in WoW made me want to cry. I'm not sure if this is good, but I got P17565 in 3Dmark Vantage.

I also got to test my video card at 100% using Furmark! Ran it for 5 minutes and fans went to 70%, temp was 60C, and nothing crashed...So my overclock is all good? 60C isn't too hot right?

Why does WoW only bring my card to 30% load? I don't think my CPU is bottlenecking it because it only gets to 30% also. With Vsync off, there's wayyy too much tearing to play.
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November 14, 2010 1:56:07 AM

Set your 460 back to stock clocks and see if you get similar results. Are you getting artifacts?
It does seem like your HDD is defective, too; I don't know specifically how to diagnose HDD problems, but I'm sure you can find a free program to see what's up with your WD. In the worst case, just pick up a new drive.
Edit: Have you taken a look at the breakdown of your WEI?
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November 14, 2010 2:30:50 AM

I'm getting no artifacts so far. The overclock brought my video card from 7.4, to 7.5 in WEI.

My HDD gets 5.9 in WEI which is normal I think. I hope it's not defective

I'll try running 3D mark vantage with my 460 on stock settings. I should go on the WoW forums and see what kind of frame rate people get with their 460 on ultra.
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November 14, 2010 3:24:42 AM

Alright I am pissed and want to cry. In Stormwind city, trade district, I only get 28-37FPS with everything on ultra +8X multisampling and 1920x1080. With everything set to LOWEST, I only get 70. Shouldn't I be getting in the 100s+ with everything lowest?

Everyone else gets 60+ FPS at ALL times with newer graphics cards. And mines overclocked to 875mhz
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November 14, 2010 3:40:52 AM

Eroge said:
Alright I am pissed and want to cry. In Stormwind city, trade district, I only get 28-37FPS with everything on ultra +8X multisampling and 1920x1080. With everything set to LOWEST, I only get 70. Shouldn't I be getting in the 100s+ with everything lowest?

Everyone else gets 60+ FPS at ALL times with newer graphics cards. And mines overclocked to 875mhz
Are your drivers up to date?
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