I need help improving my 3DMark!

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by Goatman, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. Goatman

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    Does anyone have any suggestion on how to improve my 3dmark scores, I don't have any cash, so I can't buy any hardware right now. so what are you suggestions? My score is 4280
     
  2. Sazar

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    a little more memory might help.. make sure all the bios settings allow you to maximise your performance... without compromising stability

    :)

    dunno... dl some newer drivers... but other than hardware your score might not improve much...
     
  3. Goatman

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    Holy Crap!! I trully believe in tweaking the BIOS. I went into my BIOS, changed Latency on RAM, made sure it was running at 333, and just set a bunch of settings, came back into Windows, ran 3DMark 2001 SE and got a score of 5120!!!!
     
  4. [CpK]Bastid

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    overclock your vid card and cpu
     
  5. Taurus

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    5120 on a gf2mx?? never heard of such a thing. makes my gts sad. }:<

    that's incredible for that card. i think you're sitting as pretty as you're gonna get, unless you haven't overclocked your mx... in which case, me and my gts don't wanna see the next results. }:<
     
  6. Goatman

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    lol, I don't wanna overclocl the CPU cuz it's locked and I don't wanna unlock it at the moment (it's not even a week old). I haven't over clocked the GeForce 2 yet either.
     
  7. pappcam

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    Are you running 3DMark 2001SE on default settings? Something doesn't seem right.
     
  8. Goatman

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    yes, of course, it wouldn't be much of a bench if didn't run it on default.
     
  9. Sazar

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    scores fine for the card and setup you have mate.. go with the flow :)

    next step save money for a good card and unlock your cpu's potential...

    :)
     
  10. Goatman

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    Indeed!! I want to go Canadian, so I think I'm gonna get a Radeon 8500 next
     
  11. Sazar

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    if you do... make sure you get the right one.. different core speeds they are..

    le is clocked @ 250

    retail (non le) is clocked at 275 and there are some that are said to be clocked (no oc') @ 300

    mine cost 130 when I got it..

    look around and get the best solution for yourself :)