!HORRIBLE! scores in 3dmark05

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  1. nitrousoxide52

    nitrousoxide52 Driverheaven.com err .net

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    My test scores in 3dmark05 are 1400-1500......!!!! AHHHH!!!!!!!
    I have amd athlon xp 3000+ and Radeon 9600xt.....
    Is it me or should my score be alot higher?
    Can someone please help me?
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    what drivers are you using? Are you using the latest ATI/omega drivers? What about your chipset drivers? Usually the newest available drivers help out your scores quite a bit. Speaking of chipset, what chipset do you have? Is it the nForce 2 chipset, VIA, or SIS? How much memory do you have in your system?

    Give us more specs on your system.
     
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    nitrousoxide52 Driverheaven.com err .net

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    I'm using the latest omega drivers, I'm not sure about my chipset drivers though, i will check on those, and I think I have a VIA chipset, 512mb DDR333, and im planning on buying 512mb more.

    PS: what program can I use to ID my system thoroughly?
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    sandra, CPU-Z are two programs i use all the time to find the most accurate specs on my system :). If you want, get rid of your DDR333 and get DDR400. Then you'll be able to OC your 3000+ and get some better scores in 3Dmark
     
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    nitrousoxide52 Driverheaven.com err .net

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    Ok it is VIA, and I have found some new drivers, I will download those and test again.
     
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    nitrousoxide52 Driverheaven.com err .net

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    Just tested again, and it's still in the same range of 1400-1500 (1497):sigh:
     
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    nitrousoxide52 Driverheaven.com err .net

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    So I should just get a stick of DDR400 instead of adding another DDR333?
    You can't mix DDR's correct?
     
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    thats about right, i got amd 3000 with a 9600XT ddr400 512 memory and i get about the same scores with omegas... Try 3dmark 03 and u should get around 3750...:rolleyes:
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    true. I meant to say you should get rid of your DDR333 stick, and get two DDR400s. w/the DDR400 in place, you will be able to overclock your CPU, then that way you can start getting higher scores.
     
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    nitrousoxide52 Driverheaven.com err .net

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    Testing.
    I'll post my 3dmark03 score when im done.
     
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    Ok i'll be able to atleast get one stick of that DDR400 this weekend, if not both.
     
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    Well, do this. When you get the stick of memory take out the DDR333 stick, and run just the DDR400 stick in your system. Try overclocking your system a little bit by manually raising the FSB (1Mhz at a time...remember to increase voltages to maintain system stability) and re-benching your system in 3Dmark. OCing your CPU you'll find out will give you just what you need to break 1,500.

    Also try finding some program to OC your video card. Back when i had my 9700pro, i used Rage3D to overclock it. But i'm aware that the XT series of cards have Overdrive. But there are also other programs out there that will allow you to OC your card. Just use what you feel most comfortable with.
     
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    I use radlinker and ATI tray tools to overclock the video card currently, but have come to found that ATI tray tools overclocking tends to cause system instabibility.
     
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    well, like i said, use what you feel most comfortable with.
     
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    On 3dmark03 I got 3824.
     
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    3750-3824...pretty much the same thing.... in 3d mark 05 on the second test of the air balloon thing are the graphics buggy and squarish, terrible in other words. Getting 1fps.?

    cds dont burn this is the memory igot...is it any good...?

    Memory Slot 1/3

    Installed Enabled Size 512 MB Form Factor DIMM Frequency 0.0 Hz Slot DIMM0 [BANK0] Manufacturer Manufacturer0 Type SDRAM Type Details Synchronous Enabled Size 512 MB Total Bit Width 64 b Data Bit Width 64 b
     
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    3Dmark03 is a more gfx card based game more than anything. Of course having a good CPU does affect your score in that test, you will notice that overclocking your CPU will not give you much of an increase in your scores as would overclocking your gfx card will.

    who is the manufacturer of the memory you have? What are the timings you have on the memory when you benchmark? Having the tightest timings possible also affects your score. Are you running your memory syncronous or asyncronous w/your CPU? Also, just because you have DDR400, that doesn't mean you're running your memory at 400Mhz. If your MoBo supports dual channel DDR, then i recommend that you use that feature. It will also improve not just your 3Dmarks score, but also just overall performance of your computer.

    When benchmarking you want to have good memory, CPU, and video card to have the best score possible.
     
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    davidnsibs 9500pro Forever

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    On 3DMark05 with all at stock I get 1708, the 9500pro and 9600xt tend to benchmark about the same across a variety of games. I wouldnt worry too much. 3d05 is silly, even the top of the range systems arnt getting over 30fps in all the game tests, games just arn't gonna hurt your system that bad for a long time, and when they do theyll look a lot better, its not been very well optimised at all imho
     
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    true, but the higher the score in 3Dmark (all), the higher your FPS and quality settings you can use in games. A 9500pro is definately better than the 9600xt. All a 9500pro is, is pretty much a watered down 9700pro.
     
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    I Scored 3006 With The New Ati's Drivers .is That Horrible For Me Too?
     

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