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3dMark 2005 Score sound right with my new rig?? Input needed.

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dominick32

Senior Solid State Aficionado
Joined
Dec 19, 2005
Location
New York
Well, some of you are aware of my new purchase:
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (1009 Bios) Mobo
2 Gig Corsair XMS PC3200
Aspire 550 Watt Power Supply <---- Suprisingly Rocks!!
Athlon X2 4800+ clocked in at 2.5 Ghz each core
Serial ATA II WD Caviar 250 MB <------Dead on Arrival
-------Currently using WD Caviar Ultra DMA133 - 120 MB
eVGA Geforce 7800GTX w/256mb <-- Stock core/mem freq.


Except for the SATA-2 hard drive DOA, everything went extremely smooth. Normally when I open a pc and put it together one piece at a time I always run into at least one glitch or install ignorance error.. However, last night was a breeze. Basically a plug and play install on all of the hardware. I did various research on all of the install issues with this motherboard before configuring and my setup went as follows:
1. Powered up PC into Bios and configured.
2. Boot from the cd rom and install win xp pro.
3. Install Service Pack 2 - Network Executable
4. Install Direct X 9.0c
5. Install December Version Nvidia Chipset Drivers for the Mobo
6. Install December Version Forceware Drivers for the 7800GTX
7. Run Sisoft Sandra and pull these numbers:

Drystone ALU - 22683 MIPS
Whetstone iSSE3 - 10351 MFLOPS

Multimedia:
Integer X4 - 47252 it/s
Floating Point - 51968 it/s

Memory Benchmarking:
Just a hair under 5 MB/s

8. Run 3d Mark 2005 and post up this result range:
Out of four benchmarks I posted between 8400 and 8500 3dmarks.

The question to you guys, the OC experts:
Does my rig look the way it should? Should I change my configuration around? Should I overclock the GPU or keep it stock? How does my 3d mark score compare for my combo?

Thanks in advance.

Dominick
 

azu

Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2005
Sounds normal. Your 3dmark05 score.
I got around 8000 with a SLI GT until 81.98 drivers came out..
then it jumped to 10k as it was supposed to be [because of dual core]
Get drivers 81.98. They perform better with dual cores. [i assume they multithreaded it]

Anyhow, SLI no doubtedly gets a boost. And i think the scores are fairly in range and reasonable.

only 3dmark05 since those are the ones i know loll.
 
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dominick32

dominick32

Senior Solid State Aficionado
Joined
Dec 19, 2005
Location
New York
Thanks for the input bro.
I wonder what SLI would be like on my combo? lol :santa: