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Old June 28, 2007, 10:59 PM
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Default Only 8500 on 3DMark 06 WTF ?? Plz Help!

Hey guys, I've built this killer rig and finaly had time to benchmark it, i'm only getting 8500-9000 on 3DMark 06: Heres the components:
C2D E4300 & C2D E6600 - Both scoring ranges average 8500-9000 regardless of being stock or OC'd ?!?!?
Asus P5W DH Deluxe. 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2-1066 @ 4-4-4-10 2:3 (I get the same score when i use my 2GB Mushkin EM2 DDR2-667 ?!?!)
2 X Seagate 160GB SATAII in RAID0
EVGA 8800 GTS 640MB Stock. Running 158.42
Running Vista 32-bit ultimate (could this cause it?!?)
I've tried RivaTuner to push my vid-card about 20% OC'd and i can reach 9500 in 3DMark06. I know people with the same config hittin' 12K, What Gives?? I've got Water Cooling and a L628B E6600 i'd love to crank this baby up!!
I'm completely open to suggestions, cheers!
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Old June 29, 2007, 02:09 AM
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Those scores seem about right for a stock 8800 GTS ... You need a pretty serious OC on the 8800 GTS to hit 12K ...
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Old June 29, 2007, 07:26 AM
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8500-9000 is a good score for a stock setup. Expecting to hit 12k is a pretty lofty goal, not many people hot 12k with a 8800GTS.

I still haven't hit 11k with my setup, similar to yours. The highest I have hit is 10700. Futuremark - ORB - Project Comparison
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Old June 29, 2007, 09:28 AM
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That seems pretty good to me. The most I have gotten out of my 7950 GX2 is 7300ish.
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Old June 29, 2007, 09:57 AM
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I hit ~8000 pts stock with my PC (01) setup in sig...

I need close to a 675 core speed (~1000mhz RAM speed) to hit 12k in 3Dmark.

Also, drivers mean everything. Newer drivers will add upwards of 1.2k pts compared to the drivers on the disk.
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Old June 29, 2007, 09:58 AM
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that seems about in line. my config gets about 10900 stock vid. remember, you do only have a gts.
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Old June 29, 2007, 10:03 AM
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with my sig rig I hot a 3dmark06 score of 10700 (yes in vista lol). I've been reading up to on more optimal 8800 card overclocks so im gonna see if I cant push it up higher but thats a good score, puts my am2 4200 computer that sleeps in my closet to shame.

With that am2 4200 and a stock 8800gts it only gets 6800 in 3dmark 06 lol.
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Old June 29, 2007, 11:21 PM
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Thanks so much you guys, i needed that feedback. If you guys have any quirks/tweaks that apply to my particular setup they'd be greatly appreciated. I used that RivaTuner to tune my 8800 GTS to about 620/875 stable and had CPU at 3.33ghz RAM @ 1100 CAS5, but Still' cant break 10K. What a kick in the junk.
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Old June 30, 2007, 09:32 AM
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Logikal,
keep in mind that when you OC a 8800GTS and you crank up the Core clock, it automaticaly cranks the shaders clock also. So OCing the core of thaese cards gives a good boost. I say that because you OCed (quite conservatively) to 620. Don't be shy to try up to 650 and see how it goes.
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i get 10088 with my setup and im stock
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