Hi i'm a n00b with a very friggin low 3dmark score :(

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  1. eagle16nam

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    hello , im a noob here well heres my problem , well my system first

    AMD XP-2500 Barton Core
    Ati Radeon 9800 Pro 128 mb
    Gigabyte GA-7VT600 motherboard
    1 GB WinTec PC-3200
    FRESH INSTALL of Win XP
    3D Mark 2001 SE

    the problem: I just cant seem to get any higher than 13K!!!!!! is this normal? i dont think so?? i installed XP fresh with just omega drivers and as clkproject told me to install hyperion chipset drivers so i did that also straight after a fresh install then i installed 3Dmark and i did hit 13k my score was 13,300 :'( what could be wrong? my power supply is questionable its a 420 watt but it seems like a noname brand , could a power supply cause these horrible low scores? thanks.
     
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    thecake90 Ancient Guru

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    Can you tell us which 3dmark are you using (2003/2001/2000)
     
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    sorry 3Dmark2001 SE
     
  4. thecake90

    thecake90 Ancient Guru

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    WOW your score is very low this is what you should be getting
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    Your power supply should be sufficient try downloading the latest drivers for both the graphic card and the motherboard
     

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    i did. i even dled omega drivers i dont know whats up???????
     
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    thecake90 Ancient Guru

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    EDIT sorry didn't see the post above
     
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    could the PSU be effecting the benchmarking that much?? for it being a noname??
     
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    The 9800 Pro does require external power to operate correctly so did you hook it up


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    yea it didnt work without it.
     
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    thecake90 Ancient Guru

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    I give up, I don't know what is wrong with your card, sorry
    Maybe somebody else can help you
     

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    ok. thanks anyway :-/
     
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    killer_939 Ancient Guru

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    my the lookz of everything ur score is actaly normal, i used to have a 6600GT on a P4 2.6GHz and all stock i got about 13,000 the cpu was limiting me you should try overclocking because i would bet it's just ya cheapo cpu mate :p sorri
     
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    UMMMMMMMMMMMM no.............. hey there buddy normal scores for my cpu are at least 16K as shown above. thanks for the INTELIGENT.........reply...... not.
     
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    even though that last post was a little rude of you...... i will still try to help, now the 9800 and the athlon XP processors came out at about the same time..... the 2500+ is a very low end version.....its not a very gaming capable processor, but with that aside it shouldnt be botlenecking your 9800 since that to is not really an extreme proformance hog. i also dont think its your psu, 420w is more then enough for that rig, my rig from like 2 years ago before i got my new one was a 3500+ athlon 64, 2gigs of ddr400 corsair XMS, a gigabyte K8N-ultra-9 mobo, a dvd burner, and 2 SATA 34gig 10k rpm raptors, and a sapphire X800 XT PE. and i had a aerocool 450w psu so your system DEFINATLY isnt using 420w of power....not in a million years. but from personal experience with amd and ati products your score isnt as low as you think it is for your setup. that 17000 score is also shown on tomshardware for 3dmark01 for 9800 pros and it was being run on a much faster system (processor wise) the slowest test setup i could find was a 3000 athlon 64 which isnt even in the same league as a 2500+ athlon.... so its not really fair to campair to a score like that. so i think that your score is what it should be.
     
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    this is the setup that they used to review the card


    Processors: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz (800 MHz FSB)
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    2 x 256MB Kingston HyperX PC3500
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    ATi Radeon 9700 Pro
    Giga Cube 9600 Pro
    Sapphire Atlantis 9600 Pro
    Sapphire Atlantis 9800 Pro
    Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling 475W ATX
    Hard Drive: Maxtor D740X 40GB
    Operating System: Windows XP Pro
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    Intel INF Update v5.00.1012
    ATI Catalyst 3.4 Driver Suite
     

  16. G-Man

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    Agreed ^^
     
  17. eagle16nam

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    oh my god this is not a normal score for a XP-2500/Radeon 9800 Pro in 3dmark2001 SE. just search toms hardware a LITTLE harder normal scores for my rig are at least 16K.... im not debating whether this is a normal score or NOT it obviously is NOT im debating on how to fix it. also I even oced to 2.20 ghz and still was barely able to break 14K
     
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    "ClkProject: yeah, i'm not saying that 13k is acceptable. it should be 14.5-15k."
     
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    Great job quoting what I say on an external communication medium without consent.
     
  20. eagle16nam

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    i'm sorry master.
     
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