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Okay so well I have a question.. i ran 3dmark05 while being overclocked and running while the cpu was at its regular speed... there was not a noticable gain except like 100 pts.... what does this mean?

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[quote name='coolahaNx' date='Oct 27 2005, 03:45 PM']Okay so well I have a question.. i ran 3dmark05 while being overclocked and running while the cpu was at its regular speed... there was not a noticable gain except like 100 pts.... what does this mean?
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Well, how much of an overclock do you have? If it's a significant increase in speed, then you should see it in a benchmark. If it's a relatively small overclock, then you may not.

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with your video card you aren't going to see much gain in 3dmark05 by OCing your cpu. You will however see gains from OCing your video card. If you want to see gains from your cpu OC then bench with 3dmark01, aquamark3, and sandra.

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[quote name='coolahaNx' date='Oct 27 2005, 04:17 PM']it runs at like 2400mhz from the original 2000mhz thats a decent oc
i forgot to say that my video card was OC'd in the first place in BOTH test... as u see in my sig.. what do you think.. oc'n it is pointless?
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You should use a different benchmark, like Nerm said. 05 is pretty video card intensive, and that's where you're bottlenecked, so you're not going to see much improvement there. Try Aquamark3 (which is free). I bet you'll see a pretty big improvement there. Probably in 3DMark03 too.

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[quote name='coolahaNx' date='Oct 27 2005, 07:45 PM']Okay so well I have a question.. i ran 3dmark05 while being overclocked and running while the cpu was at its regular speed... there was not a noticable gain except like 100 pts.... what does this mean?[/quote]

As has been mentioned, it means 3dmark 2005 is a really poor CPU benchmark.

Gotta pick a test that has something to do with what you're tweaking.

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