700 points less in 3DMark01SE than at the beginnin


Mar 25, 2003
I ran 3Dmark01SE once again after a long time because I wanted to see the difference betwenn Tras 6 and Tras 7 (for the reason of this test see here: http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=89681#89681 I didnt notice any difference.

My problem: I now have about 700 points less than in my original test: I now have 13066 points, in the original test I had 13753. I used the aggressive settings for the driver and lowering the mipmap-quality to the minmum also only made a difference of 100 points.
700 points less in 3DMark01SE than at the beginning

I also tried to use the Detonator versions 41.80 (original CD) and 45.32, but the score was the best w/ 43.45. w/ 45.32 it was only 11896-12021, but I read, that this version is buggie on the GF4 Ti cards.

The changes I made in comparison to the first test: I reinstalled Win98 a few times w/o formatting, I installer and uninstalled a lot of programs, I upgraded the Detonator driver to 45.32 and downgraded them to 43.45 again (I used Detonator Destroyer before I downgraded). I also upgraded DirectX from 8.1 or 9.0 (I dont remember) to 9.0b.

What do you think is the reason for my low score?

My system:

AMD Athlon XP 2700+
Epox 8RDA+
512 MB DDR-333
Thermaltake Volcano 7+
Creative GeForce 4 Ti 4600 mit 8xAGP, 128MB
80GB/8MB Western Digital HDD
16x48 Liton DVD-ROM
Acer 20x10x40 Burner (doesnt work)

Detonator 43.45
nForce2-Driver: 2.41
DirectX 9.0b

AMD Athlon XP 2700+
Epox 8rda+
Thermaltake Volcano 7+
2x256 MB PC2700
Creative GeForce 4 Ti 4800 (4600 Chip)
Chieftech Case
16x48 DVD-ROM
20x10x32 Burner


Jan 25, 2003
don't bother, 13700 isn't a big difference compare to 13000
I could reached 9100 in 3DMark before, now I could only reach 8600, I forgot how did I make it, but whatever, my system still performs perfectly good for gaming and everything, so what?