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Running 8800GTS in SLI on an expert, with a Opty 170.

 

@ stock getting 85K in Aquamark03. I know I should be getting MUCH HIGHER.............fresh install of XP and all drivers. Nothing running other then just the bare nessecities.

 

Anyone have advice, suggestions?

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Driver problem. This is being reported all over the net. Not much that can be done about it until nVidia addresses the problem.

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still only getting 85000 in Aquamark.

 

with one card, only getting 73000

 

With drivers from Nvidias site, went back and checked all the settings........I am stumped.

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If the Opty is running at stock, then it's KILLING the cards performance. With my 170 at 3.0GHz (and 1 8800gtx), I'm getting 120-130k in Aquamark, but if I drop the Opty to stock, I only get aroung 80-85k. Stock, or low clocked AMD chips are no good with these new cards.

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yup, your CPU is severly bottlenecking that card i'm afraid. There have been a few threads on this on other forums but afair, for the 8800GTX anyway, they needed to run a C2D at 3.8Ghz or more to stop it from bottlenecking the gfx cards in 3dmark06 tests

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Yep, throwing high power new tech at old tech legacy is sometimes not a good idea. Can be a real waste of money.

 

RGone...:confused:

 

yup, your CPU is severly bottlenecking that card i'm afraid. There have been a few threads on this on other forums but afair, for the 8800GTX anyway, they needed to run a C2D at 3.8Ghz or more to stop it from bottlenecking the gfx cards in 3dmark06 tests

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Can be a real waste of money.

A better choice would have been a single GTS or GTX assuming a decent overclock on the 170. Less money and better performance.

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Well I will OC and I am aware of the bottleneck issues but I can't afford to move to C2d but I have been thinking about it. I know I could get a decent over 3GHz OC and my scores would go through the roof as well if I can mount my G5 on a intel board and a C2d then it would be water cooled as well as the GTss'

 

Alas the kink in all our wants is the almighty $$$$$

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What monitor are you running? If you don’t have at least 24“ than I would sell one of these cards and don’t bother! Get 3Gig out of the cpu and you will get 125K on the Auquamark.

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