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This thread is devoted to the discussion of 3DMark06, it's scores, hints, tips, overclocking, hardware and general discussion. If you have anything to discuss about the scores listed in Alcpone's 3DMark06 Compilation please do it here! If you would like to discuss yours, or someone elses score in Alcpone's 3DMark06 Compilation<--Link, please post a link or a screenshot of the score here. Happy benching!
 
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There, the thread is born.:)
 
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Add me!

Please help the brother out!

It can't be fun filtering thought discussion to find the random score postings...
(Especially since noone wants to follow the format OR the request to label their posts.

Great idea, erocker!
 

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So yeah, I really want to do a run at 4.5ghz. But I really need to flash my bios to 1004 but I'm afraid it will fubar my board. I think I need to see a conselor.
 
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I suggest making it a rule to ONLY make posts in the compilation thread if it's a screenie of the bench you're submitting
no discussion
however here, no pictures, only links to your post in the compilation allowed (if you want to reference a bench score)
 
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got my X3350 :D
 
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erocker,

You have what can only be described as: "Teh MOARS!!" And yes, it may require some counseling...

Just take comfort that your quad will satiate your MHzlust for at least a few months...


@ DOM,

:rockout:
 

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I suggest making it a rule to ONLY make posts in the compilation thread if it's a screenie of the bench you're submitting
no discussion
however here, no pictures, only links to your post in the compilation allowed (if you want to reference a bench score)
A wonderful idea! :toast:
 

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So yeah, I really want to do a run at 4.5ghz. But I really need to flash my bios to 1004 but I'm afraid it will fubar my board. I think I need to see a conselor.
You run the thread that frys hardware and your scared Pfft


Run mem test before you flash;)


I suggest making it a rule to ONLY make posts in the compilation thread if it's a screenie of the bench you're submitting
no discussion
however here, no pictures, only links to your post in the compilation allowed (if you want to reference a bench score)
No pics Pfft.....I don't want to click link after link.....whats the big deal if someone post there pic score here then there?
 
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i could use some tips on this.

i have a GT a GTX and a quad at 3.6GHz, yet seem to be getting owned - is there any tricks software wise to boost the score (valid ones, not lowering quality in Nv control panel etc)


Also, does anyone else think 06 is really boosted by clocks on the CPU alone? we see all those massive scores with CPU's above 4Ghz, but do the SM2.0 and 3.0 scores go up that much, or even normal gameplay? I thought we were all video card limited tehse days...
 

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Truth be known almost all of us lower those settings to basic mode:)


06 runs two CPU test, and those test affect your score quite a lot IMO.


You could try lowering your memory speed to get better timings on your ram:)

3-3-3-10 is always nice, you might be able to do it at 2.4v


Another trick is to close everything in taskmanger, everything that you do not need running. Some will kill off everything.

type msconfig in start run.
 
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Only "trick" I'm aware of is to perform a run on a fresh boot, particularly one after a thorough defrag.

The CPU clock does have a major influence on score but does add to the SM points to a lesser degree.
 

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You run the thread that frys hardware and your scared Pfft


Run mem test before you flash;)




No pics Pfft.....I don't want to click link after link.....whats the big deal if someone post there pic score here then there?
Both screenshots and links are welcome!:toast: Anything goes here, as long as it's related.;)
 

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Truth be known almost all of us lower those settings to basic mode:)


06 runs two CPU test, and those test affect your score quite a lot IMO.


You could try lowering your memory speed to get better timings on your ram:)

3-3-3-10 is always nice, you might be able to do it at 2.4v


Another trick is to close everything in taskmanger, everything that you do not need running. Some will kill off everything.

type msconfig in start run.
i can run at 1000 5-5-5-15 or 800 5-5-5-12. it doesnt help much - has to be 667 to get CL4

Anyways, i guess i'll lower the settings in the Nv panel and see what i can get...
 
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Truth be known almost all of us lower those settings to basic mode:)


06 runs two CPU test, and those test affect your score quite a lot IMO.


You could try lowering your memory speed to get better timings on your ram:)

3-3-3-10 is always nice, you might be able to do it at 2.4v


Another trick is to close everything in taskmanger, everything that you do not need running. Some will kill off everything.

type msconfig in start run.
also w/ nlite you cannot only integrate drivers and make XP install non-involved, you can also scrape the fat off (the extras) that you don't want on your install - like messenger a lot of other languages, and pretty much everything that can be customized - WORD OF CAUTION - getting rid of things you need can lead to trouble - also it is a great way to integrate all of the updates of XP - search Windows Update Downloader!

Cheers :toast:
 

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Whew! I just flashed my Maximus bios to 1004. I hate flashing, the anxiety of a fail kills me! Now to test some OCing for the big score! :rockout:
 

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Odd, I set my machine up. In bios it was reading 4.68

in windows CPU-Z said it was 4.1

I ran 33dmark 06 before I overheated and the machine shutdown LOL

Lets hope it comes back on....
 

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someone WHO KNOWS HOW THE MAXIMUS WORKS tell me how to get my q6700 benchable at 400x10 4ghz.

im running water and damn good ram so that's not the problem... i dont think.
 

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Goat how is it you are able to pull off that incredable 19200+ score with a pair of 9600 gts
whats the secreate I am not saying you did not do it but to land 600 points behind a pair of gtx's running the same speed cpu is nothing short of an act of god. I would be willing to pay large sums of cash to know how.
 

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How does my GT cards scream past triple SLi setups?


The 9600GT is almost the same card as the 8800GT.
 

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How does my 8800GT score higher than triple SLi?


THe 9600GT, and 8800 GT are almost the same card....almost IMO. the 8800 GT has more shaders but look how high his shader clock is.

They are palit cards hehehe







I also found this articlel that seemed to be a good read over GTL Reference Voltage
 

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I'm breathing down your neck "That Guy". This chip doesn't even need the voltage I used @ 4.2ghz with this new bios. Cards are not overclocked. 850/1197. :toast:



* I may need to underclock my Vram a little to Oc my cores a little more. Working on it.