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rustyslixXx

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about what 3dmark06 score should i get with this set up

cpu athlon 64 X2 6000 am2
8800 ultra xXx sli
2G ocz ddr2 800

im still downloading stuff and not had a chance to run any bench marks yet
 

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Last fall my 3dmark06 score was 3719
with a GIGABYTE GV-NX76T256D-RH Geforce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Silent Pipe II video card.

same hardware except replaced patriot memory with crucial memory.
Then I got a evga 8800gtx for xmas last year and my 3dmark06 score jumped to over 10,000. 3dmark06 10750 score here
 

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Nah, i dont often benchmark unless I get new hardware....or Overclock a little further. I think it's important to see where your new clocks are getting you. If you had my magic system you might do it too.
 

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I don't know about that, cause i overclocked my 3500+ by 10% and you could SEE that 3dmark was running better but i got no score increase. You could count 3fps but it only showed it as 1. Which is BS but hey. Still stuck at an 05 of 2500... I love being on the bleeding edge with this 9600. The 2900 is INFINITELY better.
 

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3DMark06: 13257

not even gonna bother with 3dmark05, get with the times people :) especially when i see reviewers using 3dmark05 ><

specs for my system are:

q6600 @ 3.29
8800gtx @ 640/1022
ga-p35-dq6
2gb (bottleneck!!!) ddr2-800

will be sweet to play games on a viewsonic 27.5" widescreen lcd at 1900x1200 resolution when i finally get it.
 
Check my sig, I do have the X1950pro overclocked a little as well, 594 core, 722 memory. I can go higher on the core, but it starts running a little warm. It plays everything I run just great...Bioshock, Oblivian, NFS Carbon.
Whoops, that is my 05 benchmark, HA! Well anyway, I guess I had better get with the program and run 06. However, still it does great with games I play.
 

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I score 12000 (usually 11980~) on my system:

Q6600 2.7Ghz (9X300)
2gb patriot ram DDR2-800
8800GTS 320mb (636mhz core, 939mhz memory)
Gigabyte mb P35 (Forgot model but it supports DDR3)
 

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I think 10-11k is EXCELLENT.

What I am new to, which I was really trying to get some info about, was overclocking the GPU. I use nTune, and I went up about 500 3dmarks fiddling with it.

But, I don't know... I am into Oblivion now, and don't really know if OC my card is causing me troubles in that game, so I stick to stock.

But when Crysis is out, I am going to OC the snot out of my GPU again. Just kinda sucks Oblivion seems unstable.

For my card, I can get 674/1100 for my core/ram speeds, but I have trouble with nTune storing my settings, I always have to go in and manually adjust it when I first boot up, then it is set till shutdown. And I get the increase in marks when I run 3Dmark06, so I know it works.

I have one main question, if you overclock your videocard, and temps are ok, can you still damage the card? Would kinda suck if my temps are under 74C and my card gets broken playing around with it.

I am new to it, so please let me know any cautions...
 

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Hmmm I feel odd then. I was only able to get just under 5k in 06 w/ a Opteron 180 w/ 2gigs and a 7900GS, guess that ain't too bad runnin' stock. Before I think I was running in the 1.2k area w/ my old 3000+ and 6600GT.
 

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Uninstall Ntune and give Rivatuner a go.
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=163
 

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I don't get it. I got a 6325 with my system with 3DMark06.

Case: Antec P180B
Motherboard: Gigabyte P35 DS3R
Processor: Intel e6750 Duo Core @ 3.2GHz
Video Card: Sapphire x1950xt 256MB
Ram: Crucial Ballistix PC6400 (2GB)
HD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB
DVD Burner: Samsung 18X DVD±R DVD Burner

It looks like I scored really low for some reason with mine when comparing to others.
 

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the primary component to look at is your gpu, which it seems to score about in line with, not sure if the 256mb gpu memory buffer is going to hinder scoring at all, compared to larger gpu buffers... but, your score seems more or less whats expected, especially without extravagant cooling or OCs. the last time i tested on 06, i only got between 4-5k (closer to 4k, but still) with an X2 3800+ @ 2.6, 7800gt 256 470/1100 (stock oc), 2GB pc3200. the cpu on the other hand, only plays a more minor role in scoring, except when benching the cpu in particular. but dispite the lower score, a 7800gt still plays games decently.

so if you were to upgrade your gpu to an 8800 gtx or so, it looks like your score might very well get close to doubling. but upgrading just for the sake of scoring higher 3dmarks is kindof a lame reason, imo.
 

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Ive got an Amd Athlon X2 6000+, 8800GTX and 2Gb of Ram and my heighest 3dm06 score is 6934.
I really dont get it why i am getting these low scores :(
 

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That's a terrible score. You should be scoring at least 10000. Maybe your ram sucks like crazy.
 

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4 Days ago i only had a score of 5430 with my amd Athlon X2 4400+.
So i tought it was my cpu holding the 8800 back,after i ran 3dmark again i only get 6934 :(
 

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Something in your system is maybe defective. The motherboard maybe, or graphics card. Can you tell me specifically what you're getting in each category? You know like cpu score, sm 2.0 score, sm3.0 score. Your cpu should be around 2000-3000. And your graphic scores should total around 8000. So your total score really should be 10000. list me your pc specs.
 

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omerome, maybe the 1950xt is holding you back by quite a bit.

Wait a sec, maybe having antivirus on would suck up resources?? I always turn Avast! Autoscan off before benchmarking anything, maybe it is something simple like that?
 
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