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Old 02-14-06, 12:22 AM   #1
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My graphics card seems to be underperforming compared to tests done by websites. Some claim to get in the 10000's with my gpu but I can barely scrape a 9000 on max overclock in 3DMark2001SE. Same situation with '03. Is it my cpu? Maybe my ram?
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Old 02-14-06, 12:30 AM   #2
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maby its 4 years outdated?
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Old 02-14-06, 02:45 AM   #3
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No no, I mean the same graphics card performs better
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Old 02-14-06, 02:53 AM   #4
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Are the rest of the systems your comparing it to like yours? GPU Clocks, CPU Clocks, RAM Amount?
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Old 02-14-06, 02:57 AM   #5
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As far as I can tell yes, except for my RAM. Its as you can see, very slow. could that be the prob?
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Old 02-14-06, 03:07 AM   #6
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It could be, the difference isn't so dramatic. What drivers are you using?
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Old 02-14-06, 05:38 PM   #7
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I always found the 45.XX drivers to be best with my ti4600. Anything newer slowed it down considerably, but were needed for compatiblity with newer games.
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Old 02-15-06, 12:07 AM   #8
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Im using forceware 81.94. Direct X 9c.
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Old 02-18-06, 05:36 AM   #9
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My graphics card seems to be underperforming compared to tests done by websites. Some claim to get in the 10000's with my gpu but I can barely scrape a 9000 on max overclock in 3DMark2001SE. Same situation with '03. Is it my cpu? Maybe my ram?
I think it's probably a combination of your memory and cpu which is holding back your GF4 Ti4600. Here is my result for the Athlon64 3000, GF4 Ti4600, Asrock 939 Dual Sata2 using drivers v81.98 so you can compare (btw before I upgraded to my current computer I was getting 11461 with Athlon XP 3200 and GF4 Ti4200):-

3DMark 2001 SE Score 12408
Game 1 - Car Chase - Low Detail 182.9 fps
Game 1 - Car Chase - High Detail 75.2 fps
Game 2 - Dragothic - Low Detail 201.6 fps
Game 2 - Dragothic - High Detail 106.2 fps
Game 3 - Lobby - Low Detail 197.9 fps
Game 3 - Lobby - High Detail 97.9 fps
Game 4 - Nature 49.9 fps
Fill Rate (Single-Texturing) 1090.6 MTexels/s
Fill Rate (Multi-Texturing) 2320.3 MTexels/s
High Polygon Count (1 Light) 54.7 MTriangles/s
High Polygon Count (8 Lights) 7.8 MTriangles/s
Environment Bump Mapping 115.3 fps
DOT3 Bump Mapping 148.5 fps
Vertex Shader 91.3 fps
Pixel Shader 118.0 fps
Advanced Pixel Shader 101.4 fps
Point Sprites 30.0 MSprites/s
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Old 02-18-06, 07:50 AM   #10
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Yeah, looking at your system specs, I see a P4 2.2 GHz, I'm assuming perhaps a Northwood? I'm also noticing 512 MB RAM. I'm not sure all your running on your system, but prior to my upgrading to 1 GB of RAM earlier this year, my PC was swapping like crazy, and on my A64 the memory upgrade brought about a substantial increase in performance. No doubt, in my case, all that swapping was holding a fairly high end (ok, not an X2) CPU behind...

Some of them websites might also be using a newer core then Northwood, if that's the core you have? I'm only guessing somewhat based upon the clock on the CPU (at which you perhaps are stating an OC clock, come to think of it), and some other specifics such as the 2 256 MB DIMMs...
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