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Why Are My 3D Mark Scores so Low!!???

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Wildfire

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I've just benchmarked my GeForce 2 MX DH Pro, using 3D Mark 2001, card is @ 200mhz graphics clock and 210mhz memory, and I got 943!!

Why is the score soooooo low?? The system spec is as follows:

TBird [email protected] 1010 (1.2 died yesterday, faulty chip)
Taisol HS & Delta Fan
x2 YS Tech 80mm case fans
A Bit KT7
640 Mb of PC 133 RAM
GeForce 2 MX DH Pro @ 200 &210
System Exhaust blower
Soundblaster Live
 

Pinky

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I thought my first score about 1500 was low... you got me beat there...

This could be several things. First, don't use twinview when benchmarking. It puts too much strain on the card.

Second, use drivers above 12.00
I current use the 12.90 drivers and get about 2,500 with my setup below.

Also, processing power is key. If you have a slower CPU that will great affect your scores. My dual celeron 550 score was maximum 1700, but with the P3 1 GHZ 800 points higher.

Also, memory (interweaving enabled if possible) makes a difference in how well your system performs in 3D. Makes sure that your system is running as efficiently as it can with a prog like Sisoft Sandra.
 

Gary Penn

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Wildfire (Jul 19, 2001 09:03 a.m.):
I've just benchmarked my GeForce 2 MX DH Pro, using 3D Mark 2001, card is @ 200mhz graphics clock and 210mhz memory, and I got 943!!

Why is the score soooooo low?? The system spec is as follows:

TBird [email protected] 1010 (1.2 died yesterday, faulty chip)
Taisol HS & Delta Fan
x2 YS Tech 80mm case fans
A Bit KT7
640 Mb of PC 133 RAM
GeForce 2 MX DH Pro @ 200 &210
System Exhaust blower
Soundblaster Live

man, you think that's a low score? i'm at a lan party, and some guy here got 85!! it was awesome. it made me happy with superlative gaiety. we had a contest to see who had the worst system. he won. i smiled.
 

Starfire_MK2

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Wildfire (Jul 19, 2001 09:03 a.m.):
I've just benchmarked my GeForce 2 MX DH Pro, using 3D Mark 2001, card is @ 200mhz graphics clock and 210mhz memory, and I got 943!!

Why is the score soooooo low?? The system spec is as follows:

TBird [email protected] 1010 (1.2 died yesterday, faulty chip)
Taisol HS & Delta Fan
x2 YS Tech 80mm case fans
A Bit KT7
640 Mb of PC 133 RAM
GeForce 2 MX DH Pro @ 200 &210
System Exhaust blower
Soundblaster Live

What chipset does your m/b use? And are you using anysort of tweaking program (NVMax, GeForce Tweaker). I would definately try a few different versions of the Detonator drivers, like those above me suggested. I'm using the 12.90 as well, and I got a small improvement over the 12.6, which was a small improvement over 12.41 Just play around with differernt drivers, what gives me the best results might actually degrade your performance. Once you've found the best drivers for your system, start tweaking! A good site for drivers and tweaks is www.nvmax.com. Good luck!
 

surrender

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Wow - my system, which is a COMPAQ, of all things (yes, I'm sorry, I'm getting a new mobo and case soon), gets a 3D Mark 2001 of around 2100, at 1024x768x32.

Specs:
900MHz TBird
384MB PC100 RAM
32MB GeForce2 MX (Creative Labs DDR), 230/343
Aureal Vortex2 SQ2500
 

Bender

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Aren't we forgetting something? Since you have a VIA chipset on your motherboard download the latest Via 4in1 drivers unless you have done so already. Not using the drivers will severely degrade performance.
 

Pinky

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Bender (Jul 22, 2001 05:53 p.m.):
Aren't we forgetting something? Since you have a VIA chipset on your motherboard download the latest Via 4in1 drivers unless you have done so already.

:) good answer!
 

Pinky

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Bender (Jul 23, 2001 12:25 p.m.):
Pinky are you thinking what I'm thinking. I think so brain but me and pippy longstocking; what would our children look like.

... yeah, but how do we get the grass skirt on the chimp?

Narf!
 
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Wildfire

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Ok, get this.. Just ran the benchmark in Win 2K, was getting frame rates upto 90FPS until the system locked up, maybe I o/ced a bit too much (210/215), but running the same benchmark in 98SE max 15FPS!!

WHY!!!!????

Going to try in 2K again, hopefully it won't crash.

Also, you guys confuse me sometimes.

Ama using WinFox, will try another programme.
 

Pinky

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Wildfire (Jul 23, 2001 02:11 p.m.):
Also, you guys confuse me sometimes.

Ama using WinFox, will try another programme.

I think I'd be more worried if you could make sense of my rants :).

Have you checked windows 98 and made sure that the VIA 4 in 1 drivers are the most updated? I have found no gain/loss between my benchmarking scores in w2k and 98se, so I basically install the same version of directx(8.0a, 8.1 seems buggy), nvidia (12.90 w/coolbits), and via drivers (4.32 final) on each.
 
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Wildfire

Wildfire

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Cool will try that. Where do I get all that stuff? I think I've got 12.41 installed at the moment, and the latest 4in1 Drivers but not sure.