I recently benchmarked my new build using 3dmark 2001 SE build 330, and I was suprised to see my processor register as an AMD Duron @ 2.07 ghz. (its actually an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Barton @ 2.08 ghz) This leads me to believe that I have something set up wrong, or something wrong in bios. This is only my first build, so I would appreciate some help in identifying whats wrong. Thanks!
BTW, the FSB is set to 133 like it should be.. thats not the problem. Under Windows System Properties, it says: AMD Athlon XP 2800+ @ 2.08 ghz, which I believe is right.
The bartons are all listed as Durons, since they haven't updated their CPU database yet. Same goes with mine. Frankly, i think it sucks. At 1024x768x32, I'm getting a score of at most 5800. WTF is going on with my setup? I mean, my GF3 Ti500 is no lightweight, I run GTA3 at about 30 fps at 1024x768x32 with the draw distance maxed, and not a stutter to be seen. Lots of people can't even manage this with 4600's. So, what the hell is up with that?!? You can see what I'm running below, and it's a pretty good setup. Any ideas?
Umm...I don't really have any ideas other than to say that you definitely should be at least 2500 points higher with your setup. I have the same graphics card as you (a geForce 3 Ti500,) with a 2000+ on DDR266, and I manage 7500 without trying. I can hit over 8000 if I overclock the card and turn the all the quality settings way down.
This may be a dumb question, but are you sure FSAA and all that crap is off?
I wonder if 3DMark2001SE is failing to account for something because it considers the processor to be a Duron?
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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Twitch on 04/05/03 09:08 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
hi Ameba, this might be your problem..... you said your FSb is set at 133 like it should be, but it is actaully supposed to be 166. I have the barton 2500 with a radeon 9700 pro and my system acheives 16500 in 3d mark 2001 se. That application is quite dependand on cpu power... im sure that is limiting you.
<b>The pentium 2 I once adored is dead! Long live my barton savagely ripping 1561 fps in soldier of fortune!!! </b>
I was thinking it was the graphics settings I was running the test at, because at 1024x768x32, I got 5800, and at 800x600x32, I got 8800, and I would assume at 640x480x16, if these trends continue, I would get 15,000. This all seems kind of bunk, and as a result I will never ever trust the results of benchmarking software ever.
I did that, and now I got 10300 (or so, at work now not at home). That certainly did it. Any more tweaks I could do to get a few more points? I want to see if I can get 11,000, before I upgrade to a 9700 Pro (hoping for 18,000 or more with that one, 20k would be awesome!)