Guys irecently got a new pc: Asus p4p800 se
2.8Ghz Prescott 8oofsb
512MB DDR400
Radeon 9600Pro

Could anyone please give me an indication of what is a good score on AquaMark, and please tell me what to do to get a higher score.
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  1. 30-32k stock in A3 with that setup is good.

    Prescott 3.2E 1MB L2 HT
    1GB PC 3200 Dual channel(PAT)
    Asus P4P800 Bios 1016
    PNY Geforce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3
    61,056 Aquamarks
  2. Thanx, but i only get just under 27000 with aquamark.
    What can i do to get is higher?

    By the way my prescott also has 1MB L2 Cahche and HT.

    I appreciete your advise
  3. hmm, install the latest motherboard drivers, video card drivers. Make sure you have dx 9c. In control panel, set AA/AF to application preference. In bios, check if 8x agp and fast writes are enabled. set AGP aperture to 128mb, and lower CAS memory timings to lowest possible settings under chipset options.

    GOod timings are

    all bios are different so be careful.

    also, run msconfig in windows xp, and remove any unecessary start up programs. disable any spyware, sound max, or virus utilities.

    A64 3400+
    1GB PC 4000 Kingston HyperX
    Asus K8V basic Bios 1004
    PNY Geforce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3
    63,524 Aquamarks <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Kanavit on 09/06/04 09:35 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
  4. I will do so.

    Do you mean that i must disable my anti-virus?
    I will install all the drivers that came with the motherboard.

    What else can i do to get better performance?
  5. Stuff like antivirus and Firewall software is always monitoring stuff, so takes resources away from anything else you're doing, so benchmarks will generally improve slightly without them.

    I would simply say that if your system is stable, and you're happy with the <i>actual</i> gaming performance, then why bother tweaking?

    It's easy to get too concerned over benchmark scores, but you didn't build the thing just to run benchies on did you? :lol:

    Apart from have your drivers up-to-date and tweaked properly, and ensuring you're not wasting resources by running background apps that you don't need, the only other way to improve performance would be overclocking, But I wouldn't suggest that to a newbie-esque Prescott owner, unless it's winter and your heating's not working :wink:

    Epox 8RDA+ V1.1 w/ Custom NB HS
    XP1700+ @200x10 (~2Ghz), 1.4 Vcore
    2x256Mb Corsair PC3200LL/1x512Mb Corsair XMS PC4000 2.5-3-3-7
    Sapphire 9800Pro (VGA Silencer Rev3) @418/742
  6. I have noticed what you mean by firewall.
    the other day the firewall wanted to block something from the game i wanted to play and i told it not.
  7. First make sure you don't have anything like AntiVirus running. To achieve just good scores, you can go through your hardware manager and disable everything that is not absolutely necessary. Then end task of everything that is not a system critical process, including explorer.exe. This will help some.

    Next step would be overclocking, this can take a couple of hours to get setup just so. All this stuff will get you a good score, but you can't really use the computer like this all the time.

    Personally my system scored a little over 44k stock. After tweaking and some overclocking I was able to get it just shy of 57k. Overclocking will make the biggest difference in your benchmarking scores.

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