I recently purchased a new computer with an Athlon 64 FX-53 Processor installed on an Asus SK8V motherboard. I ran 3DMark03 and got great graphics scores, but only scored a 245 on the CPU function as compared to Tom's 799. Is there some setting that I might need to change, should I contact the computer's manufacturer?
I ran the test as Tom did, with the default options and using DirectX9.0a. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Is cool&quiet enabled (do FX's even support that btw?). some synthetic benchmarks can give you weird results if C&Q is enabled, because they use clock frequency to determine the score. When the bench is started, clock frequency could still be low, and if the clock is determined at that moment you will get a nonsensical result. C&Q takes a few ms to speed up the cpu when you are running something cpu intensive. This is nothing to worry about btw.., your real world apps will still run full speed.
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looks like you need to get up to speed on things Trifler, you must be new to athlons. 2400mhz is the correct speed for a fx-53. And the 200fsb is also correct. 800mhz is the hypertransport frequency which the processor uses to connect to the System.
you should do more research or stop reading marketing ads before making incorrect post like that.
And for the user with the processor, check to see that you have all the updated drivers. graphics and chipset drivers!
Thanks for the info. P4Man! Using a document about how to enable C&Q from AMD's website, I checked and mine isn't on, though, so it can't be that. So I'm still not sure what's causing such low scores. However, in thinking about it, should I really be too concerned? If the graphics score is fine and games run smoothly, it's probably just a simple error in reporting something, right?...I hope.