3d mark2000 is directx 7 bench .. the ati gets better scores in 3dmark2001se because it is a direct x 8.1 card and so is that benchmark .. your 2001 se scores are reasonable for a non overclocked setup such as you have.. try the 6043 drivers you will possibly eke a few more points out of the direct x bench and greatly improve opengl scores ( serious sam and similar games \ benchmarks)
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your score seems ok...but why are you using the 6014 drivers?...if i remember correctly...that driver is for win 2k...not xp...
and like what AMD_Man said...get the 6043 drivers...they significantly increase performance of your R8500.
Thx for all of you help first.
I have tried the 6043 driver and it really helps me but I have another question in overclocking?? How can I futher push up my mark for 2001SE?? by steppin gup the voltage supply for the diaplay card??