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difference 1st-2nd run of 3Dmark05 -
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i've noticed that when turning on the PC and running 3Dmark05 for the first time i get a bit weaker 3D and a lot weaker CPU score. for instance:
1. run 5047 3D - 4231 CPU FSB201
2. run 5081 3D - 4539 CPU FSB201
1. run 5084 3D - 4803 CPU FSB220
2. run 5107 3D - 5248 CPU FSB220
the same happened to me before i've changed my RAMs as they were faulty so i thought it was because of them, but now with brand new RAMs the same happens again.
i used to run FSB240 and the CPU score varied from 46xx-47xx for the 1st run to 53xx-54xx for 2nd run
All though I dont know for certain. Some people will run it mutiple times so all avaible resources get "gathered" better. The very small increases may be what your seeing here.
The program may not get as much "attention" from the rig untill its been run.
its called caching.
basicall, when running parts of the program get cached.
if you rerun it stright away, thoes bits are still cached, meaning it dont need to reaccess them from the hd, as its allready in the ram, so it apears as a small increase.