3dMark2001SE Bld 330 - 4490 with an 8500LE 128?!?!?

Entropism

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Doesn't this seem sort of low? I reformatted last week, when I installed my card, so it can't be a bogged winXP install. Granted, it was in AGP2x, but that shouldn't kill my scores much, if at all. Diagnostics tell me that sidebanding is on, but there's no way to shut them off in my BIOS (no mention of it at all). Anybody have any ideas?


Latest catalysts
WinXP pro
AMD XP1800
Dragon Plus
retail 8500LE 128 (250/250)
512 Mb pc2100
 

RamIt

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Somethings wrong. My 1.6A@2.4 pulls just over 11000 with the old 6071 drivers when clocked to 297-310. The XP should not be far behind.
 

jiffylube1024

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Originally posted by: Entropism
Doesn't this seem sort of low? I reformatted last week, when I installed my card, so it can't be a bogged winXP install. Granted, it was in AGP2x, but that shouldn't kill my scores much, if at all. Diagnostics tell me that sidebanding is on, but there's no way to shut them off in my BIOS (no mention of it at all). Anybody have any ideas?


Latest catalysts
WinXP pro
AMD XP1800
Dragon Plus
retail 8500LE 128 (250/250)
512 Mb pc2100
Something is way off. I got ~7500 marks or so on basically the same setup - it was an XP 1800+ w/ AMD 761 chipset mobo, 256MB PC2100, Radeon 8500LE 128MB @275/275. AGP was set to 2X in the BIOS, and fast writes were off also. What version drivers are you running? I was running the 6166 catalyst drivers btw. I got horrible instability (crash in like 5 seconds of opening any game) at AGP 4X on this setup, btw.

Something major isn't set properly, because those performance numbers are way off. Are you accidentally booting @ 1.15 GHz? If nothing is weird, it has to be a driver issue - try another version of the cats (but be careful, ATI drivers are WAY more picky about being totally uninstalled before you install new ones than nVidia cards. My GF3 is a lot less fussy than my 8500LE).

Originally posted by: Pilsnerpete
get a ti4200?;):(:eek::(;):):);):(:eek::disgust::D:|:Q:p:cool::frown::cool::p:Q:|:D:disgust::eek::(;):);):)
Edit: Oh yeah, and we don't need this type of fanboyish dribble everytime someone has a problem with one video card type or another! If he was getting 4500 Marks with a GF4 Ti4200, should he then get a Radeon 9700 to fix the problem?
 

Entropism

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Jiffy, thanks for the help. I'm going to rerun the test tonight after I put my new case together & install my new Santa Cruz. Anyways, since this is my first time running 3dMark, are there any options I should change from the defaults to run the test like everyone else? Maybe change my display settings? I'm running my desktop at 1280x1024, 32 bit color, ect. Would Smoothvision or Anisotropic take any part of this? I had it set on the max settings before I tested, I changed them to application preference after I first tested. Everything's set in the options as "best quality", should I lower them? Vsynch? Truform? On or off?

Oh, and the catalysts were the newest ones off of ATI's site. 2.3, I believe.
 

rbV5

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Somethings not square, I get ~6000 default settings with my AIW 7500 and Catalyst 6166. Turn your D3D to performance default and then run the test.
 

Entropism

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I posted the same question at Rage3D, and I realised that my settings were pumped all the way towards quality, so AA was at 8x, smoothvision at 4x, ect ect. I'm holding off on testing again until tonight, once I get everything stable again. Thanks for the help guys, I'll post up the new scores when I'm done.
 

Deeko

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hmm....I was ABOUT to tear into this guy for caring about 3DMark....but since the topic is over 20 days old.....I'll let it slide. you've been warned ;)
 

Deeko

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Originally posted by: merlocka
LOL, I was just about to reply "where's deeko?"
lol...I should just make a nice long rant thread about 3DMark, and have the mod's sticky it...then i can just link to it :)
 

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