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Old 03-04-2005, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Upgrade looks down grade?!?

Ok I upgraded my system 2 days ago and the out come appears to be opposit then expected...

I will list the stats of my old system and my 3dmark05 v1.2.0 stats ten my new also on top of any of your suggestions I am also consulting with asus to see what they think...

Old System:

MoBo: Asus a7n8x-x (low end of the a7n8x series)

CPU: AMD 2800+ Barton OC'd to 2.31gh 200mhz/11.5x cooled with thermaltake volcano 12

RAM: CorsairXMS CMX512 3200c2Pro x2

GPU: XFX 6600 GT (AGP)

OS: XP Pro

3dmark05 v1.2.0 Score: 3374 "test x3"

New System:

MoBo: K8n-E Deluxe (High end of the K8n series)

CPU: AMD 64 3700+ 2.41ghz (Cooled with Thermaltake Volcano 12 for AMD 64)

RAM: CorsairXMS CMX512 3200c2PRO x2

GPU: XFX 6600 GT (AGP)

OS: XP pro and XP pro x64

3dmark05 v1.2.0 Score: XP pro 2943 "test x3" XP Pro x64 2950 "test x3"

Side note, I made sure page file was correct perform all test the exact same directly after a reboot with all start up programs off.

As for new hardware set up I went into the bios and set all correct settings in place of the default "auto" and set AGP aptature to 512, all had up-to-date drivers.

Now I am either over looking something or the MoBo is not functioning properly thus I am also talking to ASUS as stated above.

Thanks in advance to any input and/or usefull information you all have.

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Old 03-04-2005, 01:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't suppose you had your 6600GT OC'd before the new mobo and now it's not?

Also AGP aperture would probably be fine at 256mb, maybe even better off there.

What drivers are you using?

Try 71.81 or 71.50 drivers. I've heard good things about those, but haven't gotten a chance to try them yet as my 6600GT will be arriving tomorrow

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Good thinking come to think of it I did load coolbits so it may have been oc'd and I don't remember I will OC it now and see the result!
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well heres the deal I oc'd gpu to 560/1.12ghz seemed stable right after running 3dmark05 I checked the temp and it was only at 60c and i oc'd my processor from AMD 64 3700+ 2.41ghz to 2.52ghz my score got to 3267 which is still less then the slower non 64 cpu...

I mean thats a decent score for a 6600 GT but I have seen much better with the over clocking I did, I have seen scores in the 3600 to 4000
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Old 03-04-2005, 03:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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not all setups are created equal. some just have good compliment hardware that work together better than others. i might be totally wrong on this.

what are your memory speed settings by the way?
[root@root root]$ su
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