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Old 02-01-07, 07:17 AM   #25
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24931 at default settings. This time the only app I had running in the background was IE7 w/ only 1 tab open (nVnews).

18837 w/ everything maxed (1920x1440, 16xAA, 16xAF, TAA & GCAA enabled, etc).

Seems a bit low to me. Hmm...
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Old 02-01-07, 08:45 AM   #26
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Hmmmm....

A bit low is an understatement. Those are the type of scores I'm getting, low to mid 20s. This card should easily be nearly double.

Redeemed: how does it perform for you in the games you mentioned? (I'm assuming you have the 8800GTS, right? What are your system specs? Please share.)

This is troubling because I cannot move on to useful workloads until I know it is running correctly.
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Old 02-02-07, 04:18 AM   #27
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Hmmmm....

A bit low is an understatement. Those are the type of scores I'm getting, low to mid 20s. This card should easily be nearly double.

Redeemed: how does it perform for you in the games you mentioned? (I'm assuming you have the 8800GTS, right? What are your system specs? Please share.)

This is troubling because I cannot move on to useful workloads until I know it is running correctly.
Well, my system is poorly configured to be honest.

I'm running a s754 3400 on the EPoX 8NPA-Sli mobo, with 2GB DDR500 ram (@ DDR500).

I know my CPU is a huge bottleneck for theset two cards (yes, I'm running dual 8800GTSs). But in '01 I doubt my CPU would be that huge of an issue. So I'm not sure what the culprit is. Latest drivers, latest BIOS update, etc. I'm going to be upgrading in a few weeks to a better setup (ASUS A8N32 SLi mobo+ Opty 185) and I'll re-test then to see if that changes anything. I'm wanting to run Vista x64 (Ultimate) on that setup so I'll try it under XP and Vista to see what's up.
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Old 02-07-07, 07:22 PM   #28
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I scored a 30105 with max settings, vsync off, but it was with the basic free version of 3dmark2001se.
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Old 02-07-07, 08:43 PM   #29
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I scored a 30105 with max settings, vsync off, but it was with the basic free version of 3dmark2001se.
See, you have one GTS, I have two. You'd think my score would be in the 50's or so- wouldn't you?

Anyhow, I don't fare very well in any of the 3DMark tests. In '03 I get about 30k actually, but that's the only one where my score is kinda' high.

Who knows why my scores are so low. My game performance is definitely a lot better than my 3DMark scores would indicate though, so I'm happy.
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Old 02-07-07, 09:47 PM   #30
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See, you have one GTS, I have two. You'd think my score would be in the 50's or so- wouldn't you?

Anyhow, I don't fare very well in any of the 3DMark tests. In '03 I get about 30k actually, but that's the only one where my score is kinda' high.

Who knows why my scores are so low. My game performance is definitely a lot better than my 3DMark scores would indicate though, so I'm happy.
I know what you mean. I used to live by these things, but I don't pay much attention to them anymore, so yeah, as long as my games run great and look great, I'm happy.
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See, you have one GTS, I have two. You'd think my score would be in the 50's or so- wouldn't you?

Anyhow, I don't fare very well in any of the 3DMark tests. In '03 I get about 30k actually, but that's the only one where my score is kinda' high.

Who knows why my scores are so low. My game performance is definitely a lot better than my 3DMark scores would indicate though, so I'm happy.
Nope, GPU performance has little to do with the 3dmark01 score nowadays. Try overclocking your cpu even a little and I bet you'll see a pretty huge jump.
3dmark01 should only be used to test the performance of your cpu, while 3dmark06 is better suited for testing gpu performance. I bet that even a 9800pro could get the same score as you on the same cpu.
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Quick followup in case any one else runs into similar issues..

Two problems were discovered.

First my motherboard was "broken". It did not have the correct chipset/configuration that should have been part of its PCB revision.

Second, agreed the 2001se score is more CPU limited than GPU, but in this case the FSB was running only 1/2 speed due to this Dempsey model.

This was not tied to power consumption, or insufficient current.
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Nope, GPU performance has little to do with the 3dmark01 score nowadays. Try overclocking your cpu even a little and I bet you'll see a pretty huge jump.
3dmark01 should only be used to test the performance of your cpu, while 3dmark06 is better suited for testing gpu performance. I bet that even a 9800pro could get the same score as you on the same cpu.
Hey, I hadn't even thought of that!

My bad. But that makes perfect sense. This CPU won't oc any more (running it at 2.5 from 2.4) so- oh well. Got the Opty185 already- just waiting on the new mobo.

Thanks again man!
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