I just upgraded my machine. I just ran 3D Mark on it after the upgrade, and I'm seeing no increase in performance! Can someone please explain?
I had a:
P4 1.8GHz@400MHz FSB
Intel D850MV mobo
512MB of PC800 RAMBUS
Asylum/Nvidia Ti 4600
I upgraded to:
P4 2.66GHz@533MHz FSB
Intel D875PBZ mobo
1536MB of PC3200 Dual Channel @ 333Mhz (I know its alot, but I got some of it dirt cheap!)
Asylum/Nvidia Ti 4600
Now, how come I actually lost points in 3d mark with my new setup? I was at 9103, not I'm scoring 9032. I expected a jump into at least the 10,000 range.
Can anyone explain?? thanks for any advice
I had the same issue. i had an old compaq and I pulled the nvidia 32 MB geforce 256 and the comp did better in 3Dmark and then I installed a new ATI 64MB DDR and the it did really bad in 3Dmark. But I could notice the difference myself when playing games but it never did any better in 3D mark
i got few question why a P4 533 fsb on a I875.Ok if you got DDR 400 1.5 GB are you sure that all equal size module there a good chance the dual channel is not working if that DDR 400 it should work at 400 mghz.Also never buy a intel boards
Well, I found out some interesting things over the weekend. I started with the original setup, and was getting 9149 in 3Dmark.
I then upgraded the hardware as mentioned in the original post, and I went to 9032 in 3Dmark.
So then I wiped the drive completely and installed a clean XP Xro....and things got NO BETTER. 9104 in 3Dmark.
So now I'm pissed, and just playing around with things. I finally figured out what was going on. Intel includes some INF files on the cd that came with the motherboard. I'm not sure exactly what they do, but I believe they are chipset drivers. Well, after I installed those...Bingo!!! 13276 in 3Dmark. So it's my fault for not installing the INF files from the getgo, but I guess I learned my lesson.
In response to your posts:
Prof133 - I am running in Dual Channel mode: 2x512 in DIMMs 1 and 3 in channel 0, and 2x256 in DIMMs 2 and 4 in channel 1. The memory has to match on each channel, not across channels. I looked in the manual for the board, that's what it says.
rubberband and juin - As you can see, a clean OS did not help my score at all. I also thought that a clean OS is faster, but this weekend proved that wrong.
juin - there is nothing wrong with Intel boards. I've been using them for years with no issues what so ever. And I'm aware that my memory is not running at full speed. Later when I upgrade to the 800Mhz processor, the memory will start running at 400Mhz.
1. Install the rig.
2. Install OS
3. Install security (firewall, anti-virus)
4. Update ALL THE DRIVERS!!! (Don't even forget mouse/joystick)
5. Install 3dMark and run it!
7. Bench with 3dMark
8. repeat step 6 and 7 until you find the limit of the hardware.
9. Install games/soft
10. Downclock a little if some games crash!
This guarantee the 3 "S" : Speed, Stability and Security.
What would you take between Asus P4C800 or Intel boards.everyone take Asus.No question ask.Overclocking and faster more feature.Personaly if intel boards were to offer real overclocking feature i will switch to a full intel setup but there is no overclocking feature also i just sold my old Willi and i am on a Old K6/400 tha work like a charm on a FIC mobo.Few exception relate to the video card.That better that most T-bird i have saw most were dead cpu do!
To cartman i have say software issue i dont have say format you computer a driver issue is a software issue.