Hey I got a problem with my 6800 gt. It's a PNY which i realize is a shitty brand but i ran 3dmark03 with it and my score was considerably lower than everyone's else when i compared my score with other people's.So tehn i got really exact when comparin scores and people with the exact same specs did a lot better than i did. Like i got 7,000 and they got 10,000+. I want to know if there's anyway to solve this problem of mine or anything i could do like overclocking or any good tweaks you know of.
yes pny is bad man. friend of mine's dad has owned his own business for 15 years and i've bought from him several times, he tells me tehy suck so i beleive him.But back on topic nah i didin't have a previous ati card on this computer previous video card was a 5700 256 mgb card.
PNY isn't that bad, it's right there in the middle, it's not the best, but it's definently not the worst. Doesn't the 6600GT score 10,000 on 3dMark03? You should be scoring a lot more than 10,000. You should definently reformat and reinstall your OS and all the new drivers if you haven't already.
I really have to disagree with rx8 on this one. I had a similar problem with my 6800U and everyone told me to do a fresh install; the problem was with my memory timings in the BIOS. A "fresh install" is recommended wayy to quickly for problems like this.
An old install isn't going to be responsible for a 3000 deficit in 3dMark03.
You're running 3dMark with AA and AF turned off in the drivers, right?
During the benchmark are you getting hiccups, or is it running smoothly?
I really do think a new os install and a complete reformat would help i gotta [-peep-] on my computer.Yes everything in the drivers is turned off AA,AF,image quality all of it is off or high performance.And there's no hiccups at all.
Hey man that helps alot but i need to know how to reformat computer.I have so much [-peep-] on my computer, so many folders it would be really hard to find teh folders for teh drivers. Can you please help me with my problem, i'm not sure how to reformat. I have teh disc for windows xp jsut not sure how to get to the reformat part,thanks.
Ahh oh... this is going to be painful... anyways here it goes
-First go into your bios(by pressing del button when computer boots) And set first boot device to CDRom.
-Once you get into the windows installation screen, follow the steps, until you get the part where you get to choose drive, choose your main drive which likely is C, enter and it'll ask you if you want to format or not, do a quick format, and let windows copy files.
-It will reset once it's done copying files, and it will begin installation, just follow the step by step instructions, and you'll have windows up and running in about an hour.
-If you have any particians previously, you can now format them simply from my computers, or Windows Explorer.
-Do Windows updates, disable messenger service if you have SP1, turn off windows firewall if you have SP2.
Heh...or...if you don't want to completely wipe and reload your system...just go to control panel Add/Remove Programs and uninstall any Video/Display drivers for ATI and NVIDIA. There are also programs out there that are designed to uninstall drivers. I have used one once...and i can't remember the name of the program i used, but it's one that is recommended here (Toms) often. Ask around and someone that knows will pipe in.