Originally Posted by macatak
That's great , thanks. As you can see there is a 6 to 7 fps difference between Quality and High Performance settings.
ps, so judging by your score the 64 4000+ verses the 64 3500+ is around a 5 fps increase,
4000+ = 75.75 fps (gfx@440/1150)
3500+ = 70.84 fps (gfx@440/1150)
It's possible. Other extended system settings could come into play as well, such as background services etc. I have 14 processes up or less, including my firewall. I keep my rig lean, defragged and tight as possible. No loads of temp folders/files, etc etc. I have had my agp aperture set to 512 as well for a time. I have no wallpaper up on my desktop and have my interface to classic adjusted for performance. I wish I could remember where the article was that I read that indicated a host of good things to defeat for games in winxp. For example windows loves to check for newly installed hardware at an alarming rate that is not needed. My BFG core has a pure copper evga heatsink on it with article silver 5. Keeps the temps tame at load. The 4000 at 2-2-2 1T is quite nice, and I am not sure I would attribute the entire difference to that alone.