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Old December 3, 2011, 06:55 PM
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No news yet. I did my best to write up a quick little how-to guide to make it easier for the guy to submit a score. Let's hope it works!
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Old December 3, 2011, 08:33 PM
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I've got a Gigabyte MA785GMT-UD2H with an HD 4200 (in my gf's system right next to me).
I may be able to mess around with it if it'll help any.
CPU is only an Athlon II X4 620, and I haven't tried to OC it or the IGP yet.
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Old December 3, 2011, 08:58 PM
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Yeah if your gf don't mind you messing with her system then by all means go for it, a half decent HD4200 score would definitely help us out.
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Old December 3, 2011, 09:29 PM
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I'll see what she thinks... should be fine.
She said I could when I built it, but I never bothered.

I'm trying to get a couple sticks of faster RAM on loan from a friend.
Should know tomorrow if he'll be heading down my way in time.
If I get that it should up my Unigine dx9 score a bit.
If that doesn't work out then I'm stuck seeing how far I can push what I have.
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Old December 3, 2011, 09:57 PM
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Wouldn't it be possible to have a 4200, and a 4290 score?

Either way, go for gpu, and cpu clock speed with the 42X0 series, rather than memory. Especially when using stock cooling, considering it can't really cool both a memory and a gpu overclock.

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Old December 3, 2011, 11:32 PM
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Well she said she's cool with it so I'll see what I can do.
Really not sure what I'll end up with, but I'll give it a shot.

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Either way, go for gpu, and cpu clock speed with the 42X0 series, rather than memory. Especially when using stock cooling, considering it can't really cool both a memory and a gpu overclock.
Thanks!
I don't know much about AMD OCing so it may take a bit of time to get anything decent from the cpu.
I've seen these chips get some nice clocks with good cooling, but we've only got stock cooling.
Been meaning to get a better cooler for it... wish I had now.

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Old December 4, 2011, 12:48 AM
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Well she said she's cool with it so I'll see what I can do.
Really not sure what I'll end up with, but I'll give it a shot.



Thanks!
I don't know much about AMD OCing so it may take a bit of time to get anything decent from the cpu.
I've seen these chips get some nice clocks with good cooling, but we've only got stock cooling.
Been meaning to get a better cooler for it... wish I had now.
Just to clear it up, I was referring to the GPU memory clock doesn't need to be too high. That guy got 25K, with a single core (not unexpected, seeing as 01 is single threaded) and DDR2.

Unless I was reading something wrong, or there was something else making his score so high.
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Old December 4, 2011, 06:27 AM
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Sounds good Slaughter. Definitely give XP a try before calling it quits, vista/win 7 have never been good for 3Dmark01.
Wow. ~5000 points more by running xp vs. 7.

I'm still not getting the numbers I want unfortunately. I'm going to give it a final go tonight and then I'll submit the best results.

Those Llano scores are crazy!

I also picked up a 580 so I'll be giving the 3dmark11 another run.
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Old December 4, 2011, 01:32 PM
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Yeah you really need XP for 01, big diff. Use W7 for wprime next week.
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Wow. ~5000 points more by running xp vs. 7.

I'm still not getting the numbers I want unfortunately. I'm going to give it a final go tonight and then I'll submit the best results.

Those Llano scores are crazy!

I also picked up a 580 so I'll be giving the 3dmark11 another run.
Glad you gave XP a try, the difference was bigger than I expected lol.

Which 580 did you buy?
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