Mark 3d Score Help

syankey

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I recently ran Mark 3D 2003 on my new computer build and got a score of 4130. That seems pretty bad based on what I've seen looking on the net at other peoples scores. Heres what I got:

GIGABYTE 800MHZ FSB BOARD
PIV 2.8 @ 800MHZ
512 KINGSTON RAM 400 MHZ
ATI 9800 ALL IN ON WONDER (DIRECT X 9.0)
SB LIVE AUDIO CARD

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to up my score? I've left all my graphics cards settings at their default. Thanks in advance.
 
Fiddle and learn. Change things from default and see what happens.

If all your looking for is higher 3Dmk scores then overclock everything until it melts.

In all likleyhood your low scores are your fault.


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cleeve

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Hmmmm. That does seem a little low.

Make sure you don't have any programs running in the background. Especially resource hogs i.e. filesharing programs (Kazaa or Edonkey).

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Radeon 9500 (hardmodded to PRO, o/c to 322/322)
AMD AthlonXP 2400+ (O/C to 2600+ with 143 fsb)
3dMark03: 4055
 

speeduk

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I ran 3dmark 03 and got a score of only 5,750. Whats wrong? I have a 9700pro.

Mwahahahhaha

<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=7000747" target="_new"> 3D-2001 </A>
<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=1284380" target="_new"> 3D-03 </A>
<font color=red> 120% overclocker </font color=red> (cheapskate)
 

syankey

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This exercise isn't to only get a good mark score, but I'm guessing the better mark score the better my graphics will be during gameplay. I want to try to get the most out of my components without overclocking. I was hoping if someone knew of a few good video card tweaks they could pass that info on so I wouldn't have to spend 3 hours screwing around tweaking things that doesn't make any difference.
 

speeduk

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Use Cat 3.7 or omega 3.7's.
Make sure AA + AF are set application preference
Make sure you have the latest motherboard agp drivers installed.
Make sure 3dmark setects 4x or 8x agp enabled!

Thats about all I can think of right now....


<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=7000747" target="_new"> 3D-2001 </A>
<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=1284380" target="_new"> 3D-03 </A>
<font color=red> 120% overclocker </font color=red> (cheapskate)
 
Check to see if Vsync is still enabled.

That's always missed, and sometimes cases issues even in benchmarking.

Personally, I always marvel that people don't explore for themselves. Seriously, tweak and figure out what make the score go up and down. There's a lot of sliders to play with, and they don't NEED to be at default.

I still think the answer to this question is always;

It's your all your fault, take it personally. :wink:


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i got 6200 with
athlon 2700+
radeon 9800pro 400/350
512mb ram ddr400
hmmmmm your score seam very low turn off aa and ani and set everything to performance
 

speeduk

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If I use the cat 3.4's (not the omega ones that I use) I could get 6,000 easily. But the omega drivers are much better for win98 systems.

<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=7000747" target="_new"> 3D-2001 </A>
<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=1284380" target="_new"> 3D-03 </A>
<font color=red> 120% overclocker </font color=red> (cheapskate)