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#27
Damn i dont have any old hardware, if someone has a pentium III celeron i bet that would do the trick.
 
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#28
Can I not run 3dmark03 and try and win the HD6870x2? Hmm...Doesn't look like it....:shadedshu
Some people just can't read :shadedshu

Any valid entry is eligible to receive the 6870x2 (totally random). The 6970x2 is awarded to the lowest score.
What I said was that I want to try and win the 6870x2 and not HAVE TO run 3Dmark03 because I don't have old shitty parts lying around. I have no chance of winning the 6970x2.

You are right some people can't read.
 
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#29
downloading now I got a pretty old computer but
I don't know if its good enough to run 3dmark 03;)

Here is a link to the proper place for discussion



Minimum System Recommendations

x86 compatible processor, 1000MHz
256MB of RAM (512MB recommended)
1.0GB of free hard disk space
Windows® 98/SE/ME/2000/XP
DirectX®9.0c or later
DirectX®9.0 compatible graphics adapter that has 32MB of memory and is fully DirectX®7.0 compliant
Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6
 
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Strange.. I find myself being dissapointed with how good the performance is on my 9800se / s754 rig.
 
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#31
What I said was that I want to try and win the 6870x2 and not HAVE TO run 3Dmark03 because I don't have old shitty parts lying around. I have no chance of winning the 6970x2.

You are right some people can't read.
I love how you left out the other part of your quote, which is what I was mainly referring to. The part that said, "So if you don't have shitty old hardware you can't win."
 
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#32
Ahhhh only cards that support DX9, then I use this one with IGP route Gigabyte GA-8VM800PMC, via the site says it has support for DX9:

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/p4-series/p4m800_pro/

*Full Software support including Microsoft DirectX 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and Open GL support
Correct, with that you should be supported :)



I don't think anyone is excluded anyone who have a desktop can participate, even you can do underclock, I though at first that was forbidden :)
 
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bummer you cant use a netbook. my girlfriends netbook would get a truely awful score lol. especially if i ran like prime95 and some graphic benchmarker in the background lol

oh well ill run it on my current pc to at least have a shot at the 6870x2. I don't have any older hardware ATM.
 
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Just run 3Dmark on a PIII with only 64MB of ram and OCCT running in background. You'll have a abysmal score. !!!
 

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Maybe I'll ruin it for all of those folks with old hardware, but why not put your rig to one core (bios disabled)? That just starts the fun. Underclock it. Underclock your GPU. Simultaniously run multiple benchmarks. Why need an old PC when you can cripple your own? :toast:

No need to thank me. I honestly just can't run 3Dmark on my phone so... well I can't enter the contest right now.
 

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I've got a Geforce 2 GTS! Too old though (DX7).

Plus, GPU-Z won't start on my AMD E-350 laptop (Lenovo S205 + W7U64). I get the splash screen just fine, but it stays there and keeps eating CPU time.
 
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Some people just can't read :shadedshu

Any valid entry is eligible to receive the 6870x2 (totally random). The 6970x2 is awarded to the lowest score.

One question I have though is whether or not down-clocking is permitted?
I can read. The bolded sections in the op say 6870 and 6970. Each one is different.
 
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I can read. The bolded sections in the op say 6870 and 6970. Each one is different.
There are two prizes. One is 6870x2 (winner chosen randomly from all valid entries). One is 6970x2 (given to lowest score).
 
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I'm out.
 

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#46
i can confirm that the system specification are wrong, the program will actually run down much lower, (think 2 or 3 hundred mhz), however the CPU will not affect the score, the CPU's score is not included in the 3d mark score, but as a separate score you can only see in the additional details tab

as such, don't bother reducing the processors clockspeed unless your really sure it could affect the measured speed of the graphics card your using (EG:Act as a bottleneck), but from my experience, even a 10% reduction in graphics card clockspeed will have a bigger affect then a 50% CPU reduction

The benchmark will also take a very long time to load when you lower the CPU

overall, lowering your CPU to values of less then 1ghz is a thing i would only reccomend if you have a very long time to do the benchmark or want to leave the PC on overnight
 
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There are two prizes. One is 6870x2 (winner chosen randomly from all valid entries). One is 6970x2 (given to lowest score).
Oh. Well that's different then. :ohwell:

Nevermind. :laugh:

PS. you were right...I can't read...
 
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Brb, digging up my x1650PRO+AXP rig, downcloking to 100MHz. :D
 
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#49
anyone want to post their scores yet :p
I have a felling that 6k is to high.
 
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#50
Does it matter about driver settings, for example does it matter if we force AA and AF through control panels?

also for those just looking through from TPU the rules and regs site is here:
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/contest5.php

no netbooks or notebooks :(