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October 21, 2004 7:50:02 AM

Just recently did some upgrades and the system looks like this:

AMD64 3500+ (939 pin)
4*512 PC3200
MSI KN8 NEO2 Platinun
BFG 6800 Ultra GT
80GB Deskstar SATA
200GB WD IDE
500 Watt PSU
Watercooled running at about 98-100F

Upgraded from a 2800+ and 1gb of ram.

The system seems to actually run slower now (windows boot). I do alot of gaming, so I ran 3DMark before upgrade and got about 3800, and then ran it again after upgrade and am only getting 3960. The tests on the graphics card are coming back extremely well, but the processor tests are still way down (only about 1fps throughout the test).

Anyone with this board or chip had similar problems? Where should I look in the BIOS (all upgrades complete v1.3) for tweaks or obvious things I should change? This seems really odd and is painfully dissapointing for spending so much money and not getting the returns.

Thanks for the help in advance.

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October 21, 2004 8:34:42 AM

and 2 GB RAM maybe too much for some apps. I tested 3DMark 2000 with Single channel 256 MB RAM and Dual Channel 512 MB RAM. Despite nForce2's extra performance from Dual channel, my score dropped little with 512 MB.


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October 21, 2004 8:38:26 AM

You cant use 3D-03 to judge chips. Well you can, sort of. The cpu test will tell how well your chip and ram work.
Actually, a change of 160 on the same graphics card is huge.
October 21, 2004 8:40:01 AM

This was off a completely fresh install. The video tests are running great. When it gets to CPU only tests it runs worse than my old 2800+.
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