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    Lightbulb Almost to 10,000 Marks, Need Help

    OK I upgraded my sys. I now have a P4 2.4 ghz 533 , Soyo P4X400 Board, 256 megs of Mushkin pc-3200. With no O/C ing I get 9421 Marks http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=4826881 And after I O/C ed the Video Card 300/300 or (300/600) not sure witch one is correct, I got 9830 http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=4827419

    What can I do to break 10K, Any ideas?

    Oh yeah it locks up as soon i as i get into windows.
    Last edited by Cerial_Killer; 10-21-02 at 10:47 PM.

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    Overclock your processor... that should give you 10k easy.
    CPU: E6600 @ 3.2GHz (356x9 - 4:5 1425MHz FSB - 1.4v)
    Mobo: Asus P5W DH Deluxe
    Mem: G.Skill 2x1GB PC2-6400 HZ (4-4-4-12-20 - 2.2v)
    Vid: eVGA 8800GTS 640MB @ 630/1040
    PSU: Corsair 620HX
    HDD: 2x 150GB Raptors (RAID 0) | 320GB Seagate 7200.10
    LCD: Dell 2007WFP

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    Yeah P4's run cool and OC easy...so ive heard

    - Gaming Rig CM690


    . ASUS P8P67 Deluxe .
    . 2500k @ 4.7ghz .
    . Crucial C300 128gb .
    . Xonar Essence STX .
    . 8gb Patriot DDR3 .
    . MSI PE GTX 680 2gb .
    . XFX 850W BE psu .

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    Re: Almost to 10,000 Marks, Need Help

    Originally posted by Cerial_Killer
    OK I upgraded my sys. I now have a P4 2.4 ghz 533 , Soyo P4X400 Board, 256 megs of Mushkin pc-3200. With no O/C ing I get 9421 Marks http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=4826881 And after I O/C ed the Video Card 300/300 or (300/600) not sure witch one is correct, I got 9830 http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=4827419

    What can I do to break 10K, Any ideas?

    you should be over 10K stock check my sig, I plan to hit 10,400 soon as I install an unlocked 1600

    try some different drivers and oclock your cpu

    cisco kid

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    try putting ur settings for d3d on performance. at default I think they're on quality, which might be holding you back the last couple points needed to achieve your goal. Close everything you don't need when you're running it too, it might help. If it doesn't, it wouldn't hurt. Good luck!

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    You have several options to do in order to break 10k points.

    I had one ATI built retail Radeon 8500 275/275 about 4 months ago.

    I have the experience with this card. It doesn't help much after OC it to 300/300, only about 300 points gain.

    but

    check this out first
    http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=3808986

    10064 points on 3dmark2001SE

    See the tricks now?

    First those pp above are right about OC your processor. Mine was a 1.8A northwood, it was running at 2.547GHZ, so if you can overclock your processor(your 2.4B should be able to reach 2.8 to 3.0GHZ), then you surely will get 10k+, probably 10.5K+.
    (for determine my point of how important CPU power is, see this http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=3487990
    It's the same card I had, but on a different system.)

    Second thing for you to do is------upgrade to WinXP. I've noticed the WinXp driver for 8500 is way better than Win98.(i see you have Win98) I gained about 400 points by doing that alone.

    Another thing for you to do is-----what's your CPU:RAM ratio? Better set to 3 : 4, and for Ram timing, try as fast as possible. I used 2-5-3-3.(i had to use that 3-3 instead of 2-2 because the RAM cannot handle it after that extreme OC to FSB, i had Corsair PC3200)


    So try all 3 things I suggested, you may be able to get 11K+

    good luck

    (here is my currect highest score after i replaced 8500 with Ti4200
    http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=4344647 )
    Last edited by oops; 10-21-02 at 11:55 AM.

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    WEll I would like to O/C the cpu but i cant even get this thing to go to 136 FSB with this mobo. I have my ram settings to Turbo with cas 2 and stuff. So i dont know what im gonna do now.

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    Have you tried lowering your RAM settings to see if you can raise your FSB a little more? (and/or increased your vcore?) Finally, definitely try some newer drivers.
    Last edited by JoshuaB; 10-21-02 at 11:51 PM.

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    Originally posted by Cerial_Killer
    WEll I would like to O/C the cpu but i cant even get this thing to go to 136 FSB with this mobo. I have my ram settings to Turbo with cas 2 and stuff. So i dont know what im gonna do now.

    so your mobo sucks?

    Switch a mobo if you can. Abit BD7II is only $96 free shipping at newegg if i am right.

    Mine mobo is BD7II-raid, it's very good for OC.

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    set youre memory timmings faster that gave me a 400 point boost

    set the ram command timming to 1t

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    b4 you benchmarking, defag your hdd, and make sure that your monitor is 1024 x 768, 32bit and refresh rate 60.

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    Originally posted by oops



    so your mobo sucks?

    Switch a mobo if you can. Abit BD7II is only $96 free shipping at newegg if i am right.

    Mine mobo is BD7II-raid, it's very good for OC.

    is spending $96 bucks on a mobo really worth it just to break 10K which he can prolly do without, second games and apps prolly run fine as his system is. I would not spend money on a new board if the one he has works

    cisco kid

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