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Low stock 3d mark score with decent system and 9800 pro... Help?!

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Jan 7, 2002
Gatineau, Quebec
Hello guys!

The title is pretty self explanatory, I am scoring 17184 3d marks in 2001se with the following configuration:

2.6c@3258 5:4 250/200 mem timing 2-2-2-5 (auto-auto-auto-dis-dis)
Abit IC7-MAX3 Bios: 1.3 from Abit
Video Card: 9800 pro Stock speed (figured I might as well make sure my stock speed is up to par before oc'ing)
Drivers: Catalyst 3.9
OS: Windows 2000 pro SP4

I am seeing a lot of people going into the 19k range at stock speed, needless to say this score is disapointing and I want to improve it!

Thanks for looking :) !

Those same folks scoring high in 3Dmark are tweaking the video settings to improve performance (which sacrifices quality).
Yeah, my 9800np in my rig below (see sig; P4 3.2ghz + 512mb ram) can pull about 19k -- but that's with the clockspeeds you see as well (425/385). At stock speeds, it pulls something like what you're seeing: mid/high 17k's.

If you are still concerned, I can go home tonight and rerun the tests and give you the exact numbers.