My 3DMark11 Physics Score Seems Incredibly Low

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  1. TwoPlusTwo

    TwoPlusTwo Master Guru

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    OK, it wasn't too long ago I made a thread here about my Graphics Score being low, and that's been sorted...now it's my Physics Score that is the problem. :wanker:

    I recently upgraded my CPU, and here is what I get with an i7 3930k @ 5.0 GHz:

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    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6673426

    That doesn't seem right.

    I tried disabling all C-states and even Intel SpeedStep, this did not help. I also tried running it in 32-bit mode, this didn't help either.

    I use Windows 8, and ran it with Stretched Scaling.

    Firestrike works perfectly for me.

    Thanks in advance if you can help me solve this. :)
     
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  2. cowie

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    Not sure but did you have ab running?try without if you did
    Also MAY be w8 but not sure since i dont run that os

    Also make sure cpu is not down clocking because of heat.
     
  3. Loophole35

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    Bump your RAM speed and that 5.0 may not be 100% stable my 2600k at its 24/7 OC of 4.8 gets the same physics score as a hap hazard 5.0 I benched once.
     
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    Yeah thats right higher rams will score well but it seems to be off alittle more then that.
     
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    Tried it without Precision running, that didn't help. The highest temp on my hottest core I've seen while running it is 69 C and my Tjmax is allegedly 91 C.
     
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    It's stable enough to make an amazing score on the Firestrike Physics test.

    I tried bumping up the volts (quite a bit) and re-running it and that did not help either.

    When I run it with my 24/7 OC of 4.7 I do get a lower score (which still seems way too low for my CPU).
     
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  9. TwoPlusTwo

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    OK, I tried that and it did indeed improve my score:

    [​IMG]

    However, that score still seems too low for a 3930k @ 5.0 GHz.

    And I tried running Firestrike Physics again (which has always worked) and it improved as well, but seemed correct unlike 3DMark11...
     
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    set your ram to 1t
     

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    That helped a little more, yeah:

    [​IMG]

    But for a 3930k @ 5.0 GHz that score still isn't anywhere close to correct. If you compare it to scores of similar systems (for example here in our forum in the 3DM11) thread there is something wrong.

    My Firestrike Physics scores are exceptional and all of this RAM overclocking just makes them better as well.

    So far as the faster RAM goes, though...you don't have to tell me twice. I just ordered myself 16 GB of 2133 MHz RAM. :nerd:

    Still want to fix this 3DM11 problem though! :bang:

    Thanks for all your help, guys. :)
     
  12. Loophole35

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    Why are you running Dual channel you should be running quad.
     
  13. TwoPlusTwo

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    Should I?

    I currently use 2 sticks 2x8=16 GB of RAM (Corsair Vengeance Blue).

    It should be set to quad?

    Thanks for your help, btw. :)
     
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    Yeah that's a low score. Try a clean install of windows on a spare drive. My 2700k can do 13k on physics, you should have 15-18k at 5ghz
     
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    Well you can't you need 4 sticks of ram to run quad did you order 4x4GB of the new ram or 2x8GB if you did the latter cancel and order 4x4GB.
     

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    Oh man, I'm so confused right now. :(

    According to the Sandy-E overclocking guide I read, less sticks of RAM were better for my CPU OC. Since I only had 2 sticks (2x8=16) of DDR3 1600 it seemed fine to me, and indeed, it worked out well since I got 4.7 GHz / 1.35V 24/7 stable on the new CPU. And 5.0 GHz / 1.4V for benching.

    And then my Firestrike Physics score skyrocketed so it all seemed fantastic, until these 3DMark11 problems.

    Well you guys were definitely right, OC'ing my RAM helped. So I ordered 2 sticks (2x8=16) of DDR3 2133.

    I just cancelled that order. :frown:

    Do I need 2x8=16 or 4x4=16 of 2133 RAM, if that's what I want?

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
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    Yeah...something is definitely wrong here with my 3DMark11 Physics score.

    And my 3DMark Firestrike Physics score is great....
     
  19. Loophole35

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    3DMark11 likes memory. I'm not to sure about the new 3DMark as I have not played around with it don't feel like shelling out $24 for a benchmark. I would go for the 4x4GB as that is the big difference with SB-e the Quad channel RAM otherwise it's just a 2600k with 4 more threads and no IGP (yes I know there are more differences).


    ^He has quad channel RAM
     
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  20. TwoPlusTwo

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    OK, well I'll try that then. Went with 16 GB of Quad-channel DDR3 2133. :)

    Before anyone says "16 GB RAM is too much," I'm a Math Professor for a living and a program I need sometimes uses quite a bit of memory...

    I still think there is something wrong with my 3DMark11 Physics score, however. :bang:
     
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