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Old December 5, 2011, 06:42 PM
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That's one of the scores I've looked at and wondered what my problem is.
Not sure really, but I suppose it could be my RAM.
His is in dual-channel @ 700Mhz, 6-6-6-16.
Mine is in tri-channel @ 600Mhz, 9-9-9-22 (was for the score I posted).
Would the RAM speed make that much of a difference when my gpu clocks are higher than his?
I don't have any experience with Heaven DX9 so I don't know if there are any tweaks that work. Your around 2-2.5K away from the highest score with similar clocks, which is alot, and I have some doubts that your ram is bottle necking the system that much. Maybe there is a tweak out there that gives a hefty boost. I don't know. Also triple channel doesn't perform better than dual channel in 3D benchmarks.
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Old December 5, 2011, 06:45 PM
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Yeah I'm stuck here.
I didn't see any scores 2-2.5k above mine with similar clocks though.
If that's true then I feel a lot worse.
I was looking at the 1900-2000 range thinking that's where I should be.
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Old December 5, 2011, 06:55 PM
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Yeah I'm stuck here.
I didn't see any scores 2-2.5k above mine with similar clocks though.
If that's true then I feel a lot worse.
I was looking at the 1900-2000 range thinking that's where I should be.

Woops, I meant to type 1-1.5K not 2-2.5K.

Anyway that stage will go to who has better cooling. Unfortunately gpu's on air or even water won't get a country in the top 5.
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Old December 5, 2011, 07:51 PM
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Anyway that stage will go to who has better cooling. Unfortunately gpu's on air or even water won't get a country in the top 5.
I know my score isn't going to win us anything... want to get the best I can anyway though.
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Old December 5, 2011, 09:06 PM
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It's still a good score for a 275.

Out of curiosity... are you benching on an x64 OS or x86 OS?

One thing I've noticed is that higher scores tend to be run on XP and they tend to have PhysX disabled. If you decide to try a run on XP, execute the registry script that Eldonko linked earlier in this thread to slim it down some. Also, try these drivers: XTreme-G 197.45 XP 32bit.exe. They are the Tweakforce 197.45 drivers. In my tests at least, the best drivers for pre-Fermi benchmarking on XP.
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Old December 6, 2011, 09:57 AM
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It's not a bad score, but I think it should be a bit higher.

I'm running 64bit windows 7 ultimate.
Could you give a guess as to how much more I may get using XP?
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Old December 6, 2011, 10:02 AM
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It's not a bad score, but I think it should be a bit higher.

I'm running 64bit windows 7 ultimate.
Could you give a guess as to how much more I may get using XP?
To be honest, I think you could gain a *little* by moving from W7 to XP, but I think you could gain a *lot* by moving from x64 to x86. I'd say it's worth a try.
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Old December 6, 2011, 10:44 AM
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I could install the x86 version and give it a shot if you think it'd be worth it.
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Old December 6, 2011, 01:45 PM
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Okay, so we've got that A8 score... but when the guy was benching it he was running into weird memory errors like "3DMark requires at least 128MB of memory to be installed" even though CPU-Z correctly showed the 8GB he had installed. Anyway, something was amiss, and his score reflects that at 25,382. Unfortunately he had to return the machine to his customer this morning and did not have much time to play with it.

He's going to post it up anyway, but just wanted to give the team a heads-up in case anybody knows a guy who knows a guy with an A8 and wants to take another shot at it.
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Still pretty good compared to any other IGP and it knocks off the lowest score anyway. Definitely worth posting.
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