h3r13

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Hey,

I just found the 3DMark2001 exe on my computer and thought i should give it a run, since i recently upgraded many parts in my computer. I ran the tests and was shocked at the results. Rather than getting around 9000 with all of my old parts, i was getting 4800 with my new parts. I just dont understand why they are so low. I have a GeForce 4 TI 4800, an Athlon XP 2500+, 512MB of Corsair PC3200 DDR RAM, all running on a shuttle nforce2 motherboard. Any ideas?

-h3r|3

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by h3r13 on 09/18/03 07:58 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

h3r13

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Yeah i am running it all on default settings i always did. I just ran 2003 and i got a 563! I dont understand why!
 

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wow! That does sound low. I wish I could help you out. I have hyad noe experience witht he 3Dmark benchmarking software as of yet.

My OS features preemptive multitasking, a fully interactive command line, & support for 640K of RAM!
 

h3r13

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I tweaked a few things in the bios, but it helped only by a few points. Another thing i noticed was that the program says that my processor is part of the duron family, but then for the name of the processor, it says Athlon XP 2500+. I dont know, something just seems really fishy!
 

ufo_warviper

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Indeed that does sound fishy. The Athlon XP is NOT part of the Duron family. Maybe your CPU has faulty Cache memory on it? I reallyd on't know. Someone else whould surely know.

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lhgpoobaa

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Heh.
My bet is that you have the FSB set to 100, instead of 166 for a Barton CPU.
Thus its being detected as a Duron.

Go into the bios and change the FSB speed.

<b>I am not a AMD fanboy.
I am not a Via fanboy.
I am not a ATI fanboy.
I AM a performance fanboy.
And a low price fanboy. :smile:
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h3r13

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My FSB is set to 166 and my RAM is at 400MHz. I didnt get an OEM CPU, i got the retail, could there be a manufacturing error?
 

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OEM, retail, dosn't matter. What drivers are you using for your card? Right click and go into the nVidia control panel, make sure AA (antialiasing) and AF (anisotropic filtering) are OFF, and turn vsync off too. You should get like 14000 or so in 3dmark 2001, and like 1750 in 3dmark 2003 (since your card is not a DX9 card).

Also put your ram at 333mhz, not 400. Running it synchronously with the FSB is better than running it at a higher speed (i.e. 400mhz).

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h3r13

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yeah i am an idiot... I thought that if you disabled AA and Antisotropic in the program, it would change your regular nvidia settings. Guess not... IM still shy of 14000 though im like at 11000.
 

cleeve

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Who told you that you should be getting 14000?

Is it a Ti4800SE or a Ti4800?

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Radeon 9500 (modded to PRO w/8 pixel pipelines)
AMD AthlonXP 2000+
3dMark03: 3529