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Old 11-24-2006, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello ladies. I'm running the 'Video card stability test, 3 minute benchmark' - the one with the spinning globe, and i consistently get about 2700 with the cpu/card configuration im using. I just ran it and get 2730, then restarted the computer and got 2400. Why? It's doing this more and more often, and i cant seem to suss it out! I'm letting all the programs load etc so its not initial windows startup strain thats doing it. Any ideas?

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Old 11-25-2006, 03:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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be sure all internet windows etc are closed. i did a test once and found out that so much as a few icons on your desktop will make difference than a desktop FULL of icons. internet windows completely butcher your score there. make sure its in the EXACT same testing conditions each time. mbm5's dashboard kills the score a lot as well.

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