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why is my 3dmark '06 score soooo low!?!?!

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quasar923

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Ok i just built this new comp listed in my specs. i built it last friday, had an OS installed this past sunday. I am using XP 64 bit. anyways my 3dmark '06 score was only 11,714 marks, my cpu score was 3,618 OCed at 3.87ghz. then today i ran 3dmark at cpu stock speeds of 3ghz and i got 1,000 points lower on the cpu score and total score all together which makes sense, just trying to give more info. i have CCC 8.8 beta installed. My friend whose comp i helped build (fafa2121 here on tpu) gets 12,300 and hes only has a e6750 which was OCed to about 3.6ghz, powercolor HD3870, Asus x38 mobo, 2 gigs of crucial balistix pc 8000 (1000mhz), and a 700 watt psu. What is holding me back? are the drivers for the 4850 not efficient yet?
 
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What drivers are you using?

My E8400 @ 3.6Ghz, HD4870 at stock with 4Gbs of 1000Mhz DDR2 got 14k.
 
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Driver Packaging Version 8.52.2-080722a-066078E-ATI
Provider ATI Technologies Inc.
2D Driver Version 6.14.10.6844
2D Driver File Path System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Video/{D3A56B67-0910-4BBE-A3EB-077A2E8E395C}/0000
Direct3D Version 6.14.10.0603
OpenGL Version 6.14.10.7869
Catalyst® Control Center Version 2008.0722.2157.37438
 

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8.7's are the proper drivers but the 8.8 beta's should work almost as good. What are your temps(idle and load)? What are your sm2 and sm3/hdr scores in 3dmark06?
 
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afaik 3dmark isn't very kind when it comes to the HD4800 series. I could be wrong. But still, that wouldn't explain the 1000 point drop.
 
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8.7's are the proper drivers but the 8.8 beta's should work almost as good. What are your temps(idle and load)? What are your sm2 and sm3/hdr scores in 3dmark06?
my gpu idle temps are around 55C and load about 68C

cpu is 40C idle when OCed to 3.87, and i havnt taken load temps on cpu because i dont have any games installed yet. but ill guess its mid 50s C*
 
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8.7's are the proper drivers but the 8.8 beta's should work almost as good. What are your temps(idle and load)? What are your sm2 and sm3/hdr scores in 3dmark06?
8.7 uses older display drivers than the 8.7 and 8.8 betas. 8.7 uses 8.152, and 8.7 and 8.8 betas use 8.52
 
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so then why is my score soo low compaired to my friends comp which is obviously infearior to mine hardware wise.
 
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I think the chipset is to blame...p45 vs. x38. I personally don't know what the benches between them are, but that is my guess.
 
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Only in crossfire (p45 is two 8x, while x38 is two 16x). But I doubt there is any difference in single card.
oh well he only has one 3870 so why would he get a higher score with a worse gpu, ram, and cpu?
 
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Its either poor drivers, or a bottleneck somewhere...perhaps gcard and chipset.
 
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how is a 4850 holding back my cpu? and whats wrong with the p45 chipset? and also whats the diff between ich9R and 10R?
 

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afaik 3dmark isn't very kind when it comes to the HD4800 series. I could be wrong. But still, that wouldn't explain the 1000 point drop.
This series does just fine in 3DMark06. I'm getting ~18,000 with rig in specs.

quasar923, I think you should attempt to rule out a driver problem.

Uninstall ATI drivers and CCC. Reboot.
Delete C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\ATI
Delete C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Local Settings\Application Data\ATI
Delete C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ATI
Delete C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies
Install and Run Driver Cleaner Reboot
Install 8.7 drivers, don't mess with the beta drivers until you clear this up. Reboot
Test and Report

Also, I don't have time to look. What does ORB suggest you should be getting?
 
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by any chance, is your friend using one of the 3870 with 1 gig of memory on it. That could explain why he scores higher
 

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1 gig of ram on the card doesn't make it faster... just more buffer room for high resolution 1600 x 1200 +
 
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1 gig of ram on the card doesn't make it faster... just more buffer room for high resolution 1600 x 1200 +
it may not nessarily make it faster, but it would improve it's benchmark score.
 

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This series does just fine in 3DMark06. I'm getting ~18,000 with rig in specs.

quasar923, I think you should attempt to rule out a driver problem.

Uninstall ATI drivers and CCC. Reboot.
Delete C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\ATI
Delete C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Local Settings\Application Data\ATI
Delete C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ATI
Delete C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies
Install and Run Driver Cleaner Reboot
Install 8.7 drivers, don't mess with the beta drivers until you clear this up. Reboot
Test and Report

Also, I don't have time to look. What does ORB suggest you should be getting?

Follow this advice!^^^

Use Orthos to test your CPU temps under load.
 

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it may not nessarily make it faster, but it would improve it's benchmark score.
no sir. especially since the 1gb version is GDDR3 vs the 512mb version running GDDR4. I have tested all of these cards. :cool:
 
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no sir. especially since the 1gb version is GDDR3 vs the 512mb version running GDDR4. I have tested all of these cards. :cool:
I stand corrected. I missed the ddr3 and ddr4 difference between the two cards.