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Just got my 3850 video card, and am running on a dual-core [email protected]

 

I seem to consistently get really low scores on games, and i dont think im running at potential.

 

3dmark01 : 34k

once i ran it with my x1950pro oc'd and got 44k but it was a one time deal, and every time with it i got under 34k as well..

 

also i got slightly lower on overclocked then i did on stock... lol

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full specs:

ati hd3850 running 745/2100

+3800x2 @ 3.1ghz 2x512kb L2

4x512mb DDR520 2.5,3,3,7

1x250gb Seagate sata2 16mb cache (i think, maybe 8mb cache)

WinXP Pro sp2 32-bit

DFI CFX-3200

Thermaltake ToughPower 750w

 

2x120mm Antec fans, 1 80mm antec, two 120mm radiators, 1 mcw-650 swiftech pump, 1 mcw5002-64t waterblock without the peltier

 

 

I looked and I should be getting around 40k right? superpi times arent so nice either... best i've ever got was 27s 1m. right now i cant get under 28.7 and my timings/speed are good!

 

 

so wth? any tips, suggestions??? anything?! thanks :angel:

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some good, some bad.

 

 

Crysis started out good. then started going to crap towards the end... thought the cd was skipping, restarted it a few times and performance increased and decreased on/off...

 

play wolfenstein et, get some terrible lag sometimes and i should be running really good...

 

 

I know what your point is, screw benchmarks if it tears games up.. :D

i got like 9.5k in 3dm06 so i guess thats about average:tooth:

 

Just feels like im not getting the full potential out of this rig.

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The only two things that come in mind is POWER and HEAT in your case. Is the PSU strong enough for that GPU? How is the temperture when the GPU is @LOAD? How did you overclock it using which third party tools? Did you just go ahead with the overclock and noticed these slow downs or did you have them already when you had the GFX CARD @STOCK SPEEDS? How did you setup or configure the FAN on your ATI card? Thinks to look into unless you have them squared away already?

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for all overclocks except gpu, i use bios.

 

for gpu i use atitool/riva/ccc. fan speeds i eithe set to 75 or have to auto scale.

heat is low, videocard is 39C at idle, cpu cores are ~25C at idle 3ghz.

 

the new 3850 seems to hel pwith the stutter alot, however the x1950pro should've been a powerhouse itself. trhe psu is 750 watts, with 60 amps.

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I just don't know... I just overclocked the cpu to 3.2ghz and it was windows s table, but core temp only reported 1 cores' temperature.... the colder one- at ~38C and the ot her is usually under 10C difference, so it was probably at 50 or less...

 

is one core failing at these speeds? I didnt risk pushing further although i've pulled 3.4ghz... memtest stable, barely bootable (but unstable last time):tooth:

 

 

and it worked before at 3.2ghz... :/ : http://www.geocities.com/rhk_clan/3.2GGG.jpg

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i got like 9.5k in 3dm06 so i guess thats about average
Thats not a bad 3DMark 2006 score for that card.
I seem to consistently get really low scores on games, and i dont think im running at potential.
Please explain low scores? Like low in-game FPS?

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yep. i think it was because of the 1950pro not having the vrms cooled properly, as the symptoms arent as severe.

 

at least afaik. i ran spi 1m and got 33 seconds when running 3.2ghz, ddr440... seems a little slow, i dont think the loss of a little bandwidth equates to 5 seconds though..?

 

 

also i just noticed my harddrive is almost full... approx 18gb left and thats after i deleted some games. maybe i should format and cleanup, or would that not likely be a big problem?

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Which Operating System are you running? Now is that 32BIT or 64BIT? Did you yet to install the lastest ATI CCC 7.12 drivers or still running previous drivers? So you get low scores in the 3DMARK series only? Have you ran 3DMark '06 yet? Which stuttering are we talking about here when you stated that the 3850 is helping?

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crysis is helped out. 3dmark06 is ~9500. it freezes for about 3 seconds when it starts the nature scene and then lurches forward. it should be 7.12... the about says 2007.1016.2138.3685 so im guessing 2007.1016.2138.3685 ? :tooth:

 

os is winXP professional 32-bit w/sp2

 

no artifacts at stock speed.it may just be my comcast internet/dvd-rw/hdd?

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When was the last time you ensured that overclock was stable? 3.0+ GHz on a 939 is impressive, especially when running 4 sticks of memory at pretty tight timings.

 

What I would do is downclock the processor to around 2.8GHz and see what happens there, on both your GPU tests as well as SuperPi. There may be no difference, it may drop noticeably.

 

If you are concerned with your SuperPi score, it will likely never be comparable to similarly clocked processors simply because you are running at 2T - regardless of how tight you manage to get the timings.

 

I would also put a clean copy of Windows on, excess bulk eventually builds up for everyone.:angel:

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If you are concerned with your SuperPi score, it will likely never be comparable to similarly clocked processors simply because you are running at 2T - regardless of how tight you manage to get the timings.

 

I would also put a clean copy of Windows on, excess bulk eventually builds up for everyone.:angel:

 

i don´t think he´s running 2T. the ati chipsets were the first ones to allow 4dimms to run at 1T afaik.

 

27s for 3.1ghz isn´t that bad without an untweaked os. and loosing 60mhz on mem has a big impact on superpi times.

 

ur 3dmark06 score seems right too. in 3dmark01 u won´t really see a difference with a new gfx card, cause it´s a highly cpu bound benchmark.

 

crysis is a killer... at what settings did u play it? did u log the temp monitoring with the oc´ed card when u played it?

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