System finally together, disapointed.
See sig. Finally got it up and running, despite a few annoying pitfalls with this board, but now it runs like a dream. Windows boots in 8 to 10 seconds, its amazing. However, im a little dissapointed at my 3D performance. The only game I found around here was Hitman 2: contracts so I loaded her up to see what this new rig could do. 1024x 768 max settings, it looked to be averaging 24 to 30fps. 800 x 600 max settings it flew (70 - 100 fps). Could have something to do with the fact that this game came bundled with an ATI card, but who knows.
I wont have futuremark scores for a while, still waiting on broadband internet, but my question is: Could a weak powersupply affect 3D performance? Still waiting on my fortron blue storm....
BTW, everything is stock. 200 HTT, 100mhx PCIe, the card itself is at 533mhz, 1.06ghz mem speed, and I double checked to make sure it was in PCIe 1
Is there a secret to getting better performance? Sorry for the long winded rant.
EDIT: On a side note, I just wanted to comment on how absolutley AMAZING the 64 bit proccessors are! Mine idles at 25*C with stock HSF and stock thermal pad, temps rise to only 33 - 35*C under load!!
-DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D
-AMD 64 3000 Winnie
-eVga 6600GT (PCIe)
-Mushkin Dual Pack PC3200 (512 X2)
-80gb WD SATA HDD
-Creative Live! Series 5.1 surround sound w/subwoofer