Go to the ATI control panel and make sure of these few things:
1) That AGP is enabled at 4x or 8x
2) That AA and AF are not enabled (unless you want them to be)
As a reference here is my machine:
Intel d845pebt2 mb
corsair pc2700 xms @ agressive timings
Radeon 9700pro @ agp 4x
WD 800JB hd
1024x768x32 no AA or AF I got around 14,200 pts
1024x768x32 4x AA no AF I got above 10,000 pts.
"There is no dark or light side, only power and those too weak to seek it."