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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by joinmeindeath417, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. joinmeindeath417

    joinmeindeath417 New Member

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    so im trying to find a program i can compare my CPU with or see what level its working at..i heard of a program called sandra or something? if anyone knows what program it is..and or a link to the dl i'd much appriciate it :) thanks
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    i went off sandra as a cpu comparison when it started giving a dual core exactly double the score of a single core at the same clock speed..

    its just meaningless nonsense in my oppinion.. handy for some things just useless for real life performance comparisons..

    trog
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    I agree m8, I find Sandra inaccurate (and biased towards AMD)
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    what about everest ultimate?.i use this,is it any good or innaccurate like sandra?

    i just wondered.thanks
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    i dont think any synthetic benchmark can give a dual core cpu real life perfromance figure..

    simply doubling the figures compared to a single core at the same speed is quite clearly rubbish..

    dual cores have kinda muddied the water somewhat..

    trog
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    yeah i used it and noticed all it did was double it thanks everyone ;-\ thats basically what i dont get...benchmarks make you kinda feel like crap when you see the results if there not that good...
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    benchmarks massively exagerate real life gains.. they always have..

    but i know what u mean about them making your system seem crap.. he he he

    trog
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    yeah its after you invest so much hopeing to see the program give you a better performance gain ...and all the sudden its either like 100 points higher or ..the same if not less ha...i hate benchmarks

    for example

    My system

    Amd Athlon XP 3800+ AM2 Dualcore (o/ced to 2.40ghz)
    1.5gigs of PQI Turbo Ram (ddr2 800)
    200gig SATA2 Maxtor drive
    40 gig WD standard IDE Drive
    Powercolor x800gto 256mb gddr 3
    Gigabyte mobo with nvidia nforce4 chipset

    and in 3dmark05 i get 4642 marks...
    that seems pretty low...:\
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    its about right for your grfx card.. and with frame rates where u are its represenative of real life gameing.. one benchmark that with your system is telling a reasonably true story..

    your system is well and truely gpu bound.. the only way to improve your gaming is with a new grfx card.. there have been some big price drops recently.. a card with twice the grunt wont cost a fortune any more.. twice the grunt will take your score up to 7 or 8 thousand-sh and do the same for your gaming frame rates..

    256 of memory is enough u just need something like an 1800xt or slighly better..

    trog

    ps.. spending money on anything else will be wasted.. in your case u need a better grfx card..

    ps.. 2.. do not buy a lesser card thinking that cos it has 512 memory onboard it will help.. 512 wont help in the slightest its gpu and memory speed u need..
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    thank you!!

    yeah i know the memory isnt all its worth...i got the x800gto on sale (at the time) for 89 dollars..so i wasnt complaining ...hm looks like i'll give this one to my girlfriend have her put money towards a new one for me ;) thanks a bunch

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