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Von Ryan
11-14-05, 03:12 PM
Hello all great fourms here been having fun reading all this gtx 512 reads have a ? for you all about my new system:



Here what I had:

IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 Processor Northwood 3.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, Socket 478 //Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2PT 1GB DDR400 XMS3200 Dual-Channel Memory w/Platinum Heat Spreader // Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB Serial ATA 10,000RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer and Serial ATA Cable Bundle //ATI All-In-Wonder X800 (what to say x800 pro) // this is what i can remember for memory and pulling off oders from zipzoom // sb aud 2 sound card my sister whated a computer so i sold her this set up for 1.5k with a few more details ie montior etc etc and I built this with my friend who is a computer god:angel:

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard,Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card ,Logitech G5 Laser 931376-0403 2-Tone 6 Buttons 1x Wheel USB Laser Mouse , 2 Leadtek WinFast PX7800GTX Geforce 7800GTX 256,AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 1GHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor,PLEXTOR 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 4X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner,PC Power & Cooling 510 SLI-PFC ATX12V 510W Power Supply 90 - 264V UL/ ULC/ TUV/ CE ,Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005,Samsung 915N-BLACK SyncMaster 19in Analog LCD,Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB Serial ATA 10,000RPM Hard Drive


The whole point of this thread is I am not seeing my money's worth yet ( I know It's early) and I would some input to help me see this baby fly or work and earn some of THE money I spent.

here is what I play In games now:
DOD,CS SOURCE,ET-RTCWS,BF2 (LOST KEY CODE) was a big time EQ2 & EQ player there is whereit just might show

any options are welcome thanks in advance hope to some day learn more about oc and high proformace end :D

OWA
11-14-05, 03:27 PM
Is your LCD 1280x1024 like most 19" LCDs? You need to run higher resolutions to really see the benefits of SLI. If you have to run at lower resolutions like 1280x1024, try using 8xS AA in the games. It looks really good but causes a pretty big hit. Since you're probably running at 1280x1024, you might be able to get by with that though. Also, for the D3D games, be sure to enable TAA:SS and Gamma AA. They can improve the quality a lot (especially TAA:SS) and you shoudl have performance to spare.

Also (I'll mention this since a few have been confused by this lately), if you're using vsync, you're never going to get framerates above your refresh rate.

Von Ryan
11-14-05, 03:55 PM
ok I made some changes and things look a lot better::jumping:
here is for valve dod and source

resolution: was 1024 x 768 now 1280 x 1024 (lcd) max out
filtering mode : was 2x now anisotropic 6x ( can be 8x) recommended 6x
antialiasing mode: was2x now 4x max out

any help what all these changes mean in english(newb)

here is a link to my monitor spec from zipzoomfly any help setting it up for the max https://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=232385

Von Ryan
11-14-05, 04:49 PM
any one have any links to bench test please

Von Ryan
11-14-05, 06:23 PM
Your 3DMark Score is 12028 3DMarks!:angel: this is stock

General Information
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP

DirectX Version 9.0c

Mobo Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.

Mobo Model A8N-SLI Premium

AGP Rates (Current/Available) N/A / N/A

CPU AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 2413 MHz

FSB 200 MHz

Memory 2048 MB



Display Information
Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX

Driver Name NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX

Driver Version 8.1.8.7

Driver Status Non WHQL - Not FM Approved

Video Memory 256 MB

Core Clock 491 MHz

Memory Clock 1255 MHz



Benchmark Settings
Program Version 3DMark05 Revision 2 Build 0

Resolution 1024x768@32 bit

Anti-Aliasing None

Texture Filtering Optimal

Vertex Shader Profile 3_0

Pixel Shader Profile 3_0

Force Full Precision Off

Disable DST Off

Disable Post-processing Off

Force Software Vertex Shaders Off

Color Mipmaps Off

Repeat Count Off



Main Test Results
3DMark Score 12028 3DMarks

CPU Score 6293 CPUMarks