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Memory and VideoCard Thruput: How to improve?

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May 6, 2003
Hi, I'm looking for advanced tips on raising my 3dmark2003 score above its present 5200 level. Right now I'm at

NF7-S v2.0
10 x 230 54C under full load
1.875v VCore, 1.94v Vchipset, 3.07v Vdimm
DDR433 @ 7-3-2-2.0
R9700pro @ 353/333 Cat3.2 w/9800 option chosen

Sandra reports about 3500mb/s. I noticed that going from 10.5 x 220 6-3-3-2.0 to 10 x 230 7-3-2-2.0 yielded no gains, so I'm wondering if there is a preferred combination of fsb/agp/mem timings to maximize thruput to the videocard and memory.

Would raising Vdimm further likely yield any benefits? Or would reducing fsb and memory timings be a better strategy? Any tips would be great!


The Coolest

Senior Member
Jul 29, 2001
As far as I know 3DMark2k3 was made to benchmark just the video card without *much* impact from the system, so the faster you'll get your video card, the higher will be the scores, also CPU speed is important.


Nov 10, 2002
Maybe set the priority to 1 for the irq your vid card uses can help. or maybe to the irq of your system cmos/real timeclock