3d mark score of 10,000 with a ti 4400 sounds kinda low

acidvoodoo

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hows my score? sounds low to me. i know it it kinda irrelivant but i want to make sure i have no bottle necks in my new system

specs:
Athlon XP 2100
512mb samsung pc2700 ddr 333
MSI geforce 4 ti 4400
western digital SE 80gig
gigabyte 7vrxp (the newer one)

3d mark 2100 se: 10180

all hardware is currently at default

i have the lastest offical nvidia drivers, not the ones that tweak your 3dmark score
didn't upgrade 4in 1s as i was under the impression that windows xp came with them built it



so as i have a beasty antec case, i'll prob try someover clocking which should improve things abit
 

Xtasy

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That isn't low, it is about right. If you overclock it to ti4600 levels, you should get about 10500 - 11000. The ti4400 is still a lil underclocked for my tastes, yours should easily hit 300/650. Two systems I have built last summer were with xp1800+ 64mb gf4ti4200 256mb ddr266 which gets about 9500 (10000 - 10300 when set to 300/600). Another one with xp1700+ 128mb gf4 ti4200 512mb ddr333 gets about 10000 (10500 - 11000 when set to 300/600).
 

CubicZirconia

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I'd say that your score is about right. With my xp 1800+ and gf4ti4400 not oc'd I score 9500. You'll definately be able to increase your score by ocing the video card. With my 4400 oc'd to 310/690 I score around 11500-12000.
 

shurato

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Sounds about average to me...don't try to compare yourself to other users in the minority with rediculous scores with similar setups...they probably tweaked everything heavily. I noticed when I tweaked my memory timings in my bios I got a very noticeable 3dmark boost but it wasnt 100% stable.
 

Savatage

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Running a GF4 Ti4400 here on a 1800+ ( @ 140FSB 1.61 GHz ) / KT333 board and get 11021 score with the card O/C'd @ 295/610 but I also use the "GeForce Tweak Utility" from Guru3d.com's site. So I'd say your score is normal.
 

acidvoodoo

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so for overclocking what is most the suitable utility to use. i have coolbits, but if there is something better i'll get it. and for overlcoking should i just go up in 10mhz, testin each time? what is good way to test. 3dmark yes, then maybe a ut game of 999 frags all day or what?
 

shurato

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Which antec case do you have? Ideally you should have front fans for air intake to match the flow of your rear outake fans.
You power supply also acts as an exhaust. I have an antec 1080amg case with 2 rear fans + ps and 2 front fans + a side panel fan. My case temps are 28-30c.
 

kylebisme

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understand that you can get much higher scores buy droping the mimpmaping detail in your drivers to absurdly low levels, you can even hack 3dmark to remove the textures all togheter. those realy high scores you see are often the result of that.
 

acidvoodoo

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Originally posted by: shurato
Which antec case do you have? Ideally you should have front fans for air intake to match the flow of your rear outake fans.
You power supply also acts as an exhaust. I have an antec 1080amg case with 2 rear fans + ps and 2 front fans + a side panel fan. My case temps are 28-30c.
got the sx1040 with the 2 fans that come with it, may get 2 more for the front, but not sure if i want my system to be any louder :eek:
 

DarknRahl

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i saw a mention of fans in a post above and had to reply with my own case setup, which is:

triple 30mm intake fans on hard drive, 80mm intake fan at front of case botom, 80mm intake fan on left side of case blowing onto video card, 80mm outake fan on top of case, 80mm fan sucking out of rear of case, 2x FOP 38 7000RPM fans on CPU + fan on vid card/northbridge. By crap it is a noisy computer though, those fop38 fans are reallly noisy, they are attached to the heatsink with wire and rubber bands 8) i run a T-bird 1.2 at 1.3 and the temperature is around 40 degrees - 45 depending on the weather. I oclocked my gf2mx memory by around 15% reliably.
 

DeviousTrap

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Everything is about right but you should upgrade your 4-in-1s to the latest. That should boost youre score a little. Also since i saw fans mentioned, move one of your rea fans to the front so that you have an air current moving from front-bottom to rear-top.
 

shurato

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Originally posted by: acidvoodoo
Originally posted by: shurato
Which antec case do you have? Ideally you should have front fans for air intake to match the flow of your rear outake fans.
You power supply also acts as an exhaust. I have an antec 1080amg case with 2 rear fans + ps and 2 front fans + a side panel fan. My case temps are 28-30c.
got the sx1040 with the 2 fans that come with it, may get 2 more for the front, but not sure if i want my system to be any louder :eek:
the loudest part of my system is my cpu fan...get some panaflo case fans, they are pretty damn quiet...i have 3 original antec 80mm case fans, 1 quiet sunon and 1 quiet panaflo. the antec fans are noticeable louder than my sunon and panaflo. also my truepower power supply is pretty damn quiet. i also tied up my ide cables with twisty ties to get the maximum airflow inside the case.
 

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