Problem: My 3dMark06 SM2.0 and SM3.0/HDR scores have dropped WAY down since I last ran them a month ago. The following are the changes in any hardware or software I was using, compared with what I am using now.
THEN: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
NOW: Windows 8 Pro x64
THEN: Biostar TA970XE MOBO
NOW: ASUS m5a97 R2.0 MOBO
THEN: AMD Phenom II X4 965 CPU @ 4.0GHZ
NOW: AMD FX 6300 CPU @ 4.5GHZ
Note: My CPU score with the 6300 absolutely obliterates the 965. It's just those two specific scores that are causing my OVERALL score to be even lower than it was with my previous setup.
GPU DRIVER VERSIONS: same then as now. I tried updating to the beta to see if that would help, but it's not FM approved.
ANY thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to get this figured out if at all possible. Thanks TH community!