Breaking the 20K mark...

Discussion in 'Overclocking, Benching & Modding' started by Negative Design, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. Negative Design

    Negative Design New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Grrrrrr!! Im frustrated Just got 9800 pr0 from 9500-9700 , went from 17K to 18,778 and thats WITH my cpu at 2.5 GHZ AND my card at 445/375!! AND with 9800se omega drivers!! without those i get 17K!

    My 9500-9700 was Oc'd to 315/360 [​IMG]
    I saw someone with a 9700pro 512mb ram and had 19k!!...maybe its my ram [​IMG]
    I have geil ultra dual channel [email protected].

    2x256 ram(getting BH-5 soon)
    2500 Barton XP-M @2.52GHZ
    NF7-S TT MantaRayXT BIOS
    Sapphire 9800 pro VGA silencer etc etc..



    Any advice would be appreciated [​IMG]

    Thanks,
    J.
     
  2. Furious1

    Furious1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Probably going to be Drivers before it is something like RAM. 3Dmarks is far to GPU reliant for it really to be anything else. When I run my RAM in Dual Channel or Single Channel, I pretty much get the Same scores. Same with the RAM timings.
     
  3. Negative Design

    Negative Design New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I use omega drivers...what drivers do you suggest? what are your 3d01 scores.
     
  4. Vampyromaniac

    Vampyromaniac confutatis maledictis

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    5,974
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Possibly your CPU holding you back a bit. tastyweat had a bit of a hard time breaking 20k with his overclocked AMD and 9800Pro.

    my 9700 gets over 20,400
     
  5. Negative Design

    Negative Design New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    how is my cpu holding me back? Im at 2.5GHza huge increase from what I previously had lol.
     
  6. Lowfat

    Lowfat Xtreme

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Messages:
    4,246
    Likes Received:
    72
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I get just shy of 18K on my 9700 pro and a 2600 barton.
     
  7. Vampyromaniac

    Vampyromaniac confutatis maledictis

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    5,974
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I only said "possibly", I don't know for sure. You can certainly try pushing your 9800 higher, maybe upgrade the cooling to help with that.

    I do know when comparing my score to a 2426MHz AthlonXP with a 9800Pro at 470/380, it's:
    AthlonXP/9800 - 20089
    vs
    Athlon64/9700 - 20461
    my A64 was at 2210 MHz and 9700 at 390/350

    I wonder though, did you do a fresh install of Windows when you upgraded your card?
     
  8. Negative Design

    Negative Design New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    nope no fresh install, I hate those lol.
    I wanna mention I got 1,000Pts after defragging my HD that why im at 19K now.

    Upgrade cooling to what? any reccomendations.

    I think you got 20K because your core was 470 mine is 445.I think I'm gonna volt mod it and my mobo soon.
     
  9. Vampyromaniac

    Vampyromaniac confutatis maledictis

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    5,974
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    No, mine was the 9700 at 390/350

    A fresh install can do wonders, and is highly recommended for graphics card upgrades.

    A lot of people use and like the ATI Silencer: What is a good gpu cooler?
     
  10. CrapolaJola

    CrapolaJola The Great DaK

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2004
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    install win2k /w dx8.1 - easy points :)
     
  11. Negative Design

    Negative Design New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    like it said on my 1st post I use VGA silencer :) im may watercool my system when I get some extra $$
     
  12. Vampyromaniac

    Vampyromaniac confutatis maledictis

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    5,974
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Oops, I didn't remember that part, sorry.
    But definitely look into doing a fresh install of Windows.
     
  13. Nicky-chan

    Nicky-chan formally Elclair

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    360
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The highest i can get is 19K on my 9800 pro. I guess i could try reinstalling windows, would it really help alot?
     
  14. Negative Design

    Negative Design New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I may be getting a DFI mobo ...so Im gonna have to reinstall windows and turn off APIC while im at it :) hopefully teh DFI can put me at 20K and above.
     
  15. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2004
    Messages:
    14,526
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i havent run 2k1 in forever.....haha

    but if i recall i never got over 20k myself :(

    but yes...a fresh isntall of windows will help you out a lot, and be sure to get directX 9.0c and the latest catalysts/Omega's

    that should put you voer the hill
     
  16. Negative Design

    Negative Design New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    im using 2.57 driver now..the 2.5 have HORRIBLE gamma :(

    Btw off topic but is that marylyn manson in ur sig?
     
  17. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2004
    Messages:
    14,526
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    0
    yep...a heavily photochopped manson at that ;)
     
  18. refraction

    refraction New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Radeon 9800 SE boards are truely crap, they run about the same as a 9500 board, which is really slow, they are about half the performance of the 9800 Pro boards, so its likely the 9700 is faster.

    i got an athon 64 3400+ and a Radeon 9800XT and i get about 20200 marks.
     
  19. Vampyromaniac

    Vampyromaniac confutatis maledictis

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    5,974
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    try overclocking that XT, should boost your score quite a bit :)
     
  20. refraction

    refraction New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    yeh i will have a play some time, only thing is these do get very hot, and as a downfall it doesnt clock so well!!

    infact i can get my 9800 Pro to run at higher clock speeds than this. mind you the pro has got watercooling on it :D
     

Share This Page

visited