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Broke 6K 3DMark-03 pts with standard 9700PRO...:)

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RichieRuss2000

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It's amazing what you can get by working mainly at the GPU overclock settings...:) If you go to far on the memory you lose loads of points... I was down 2K at one point!
 
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Cheers buddy, Was looking at your scores very nice! Though you may be able to push the GPU slightly further... That's give you the bonus points your looking for...:)

Do you think my extra 512MB of RAM is holding me back both in terms of total FSB overclock I guess this is why you score higher on CPU score even though I have a very slightly slower clock. I also don't use a Win swap file though that shouldn't make a difference? Perhaps I get better fill rates with duel DDR?

You seem to gain some points on the audio which is strange considering the similarity of the systems - What drivers are you using?

Cheers RichieR
 
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You won't be dissapointed...:) I left Nvidia for now perhaps I'll go back again if they move to 256Bit Mem bus and stop cheating...:)

What are you changing from?
 

Slaught

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How do u get the ram up to those speeds?

Is it standard 2.8ns ram?

I thought that the limit for 2.8ns is 350mhz (sdr)?
I can push mine to about 345 - 348, but after that i get severe screen corruption, although i have no heatsinks or anything on them at the moment...
 

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My 9700 pro tops out at around 400/355. That is with my AMD heatsink mod. This overclock is with my pci/agp bus out of spec. I run a 185fsb, and I find that I get artifacts sooner at a higher bus speed when overclocking my 9700pro.

I need locked PCI/AGP.

Anyway I score 5550. Anything past 360 on the memory and I start to get artifacts.
 
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I have a standard Hercules Prophet 9700PRO card that comes with front and rear copper heatsinks on the Memory and GPU.

The only additional cooling is a PCI vent that sits directly below the GPU venting air out the PCI slot... The card will clock much higher however you introduce errors that take points away from 3DMark-03 and it is rock stable at these settings...

I did take a picture of the a card and will post ASAP...

Cheers RichieR
 
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Pic of Hercules 9700PRo

I have a picture of the front of the card however the rear has similar copper heatsinks all over it...:) Guess this allows the extra overclocking...

How do I post the picture?

Cheers RichieR