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Why so slow?

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  1. tangerine.jon New Member

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    Hey guys I'm a new member here :)

    I just have some questions regarding me computer if anyone can help. I've recently upgraded my computer to a x800xtpe (overclocked to 562/562 from 520/560) and added 1 gig to my 512. I tested my new video card to see how great it would be but was sadly disappointed to a score of 48157 in AquaMark3. I looked online at other posted performances and saw many others with the same video card had scores in the 50,000s and even 60,000! Can anyone please give me advice to why my hardware is so slow? Thanks in advance.

    Specs:
    Abit NF7-S
    Athlon XP 2600+
    Windows SP2
    1.5 gig PC2700
    x800xtpe
    Maxtor 140G 7200rpm
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    I'd say its you cpu slowing you down. Its very hard to compair your system to others, because most other poeple are probably running far newer cpu's and faster ram like PC3200, or overclocked ram. Some might have better ram with tigher timings and that will make a difference.

    -Dan
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    Yeah, i suspected my cpu was the problem. Guess i gots to cough up a few more bucks. thanks
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    Yup, nothing to be sad about though. ;)

    -Dan
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    hey im clocked @ 3,3,3,6...what would be better lower or higher #'s...like 2,3,3,6?
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    The lower the better. The best you can get is 2-2-2-5, and some boards will let you go lower than that, but its not very common. You need a good memory and/or high voltage to run such timings with high speeds. Most PC3200 with 2-2-2-5 timings are around 2.8V, which is higher than normal value ram. But when you get into running it at PC4000 at low timings your taking like 3-3.4v.

    -Dan

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