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Old March 25, 2010, 04:40 PM
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What should be done/configured prior to running proggies like 3DMark06, Vantage and the like? I figured tweaking Windows, defragging but what else would the guru's here recommend?
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Old March 25, 2010, 04:43 PM
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Old March 25, 2010, 04:43 PM
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make sure there nothing running in the back round no pro it's just what i do before i benchmark.jmo
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Old March 25, 2010, 04:46 PM
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Set fan speeds to 100%
Making sure a fire extinguisher isn't far behind as well eh?
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^LOL good one not to forget ah
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Good point from ZZLEE, fans on high for sure.
You can try running something like Game Booster, though I haven't found a whole pile, if any, difference.
If you run 3dMark06, you should be in the neighbourhood of 24K, with the setup you listed, OC on the cpu, gpu at it's stock OC.
A bunch less and something is screwing it up, and if it goes well over that, you're laughing.
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