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#702 Aug 18 2010 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Intel Q6600 overclocked to 3.0ghz
4 gb RAM
Nvidia 8800GTS 320mb
Vista Ultimate
Lastest geforce drivers

Low - 2024 (so sad)
High - didn't run, monitor doesn't do 1080p

I haven't tried running after a fresh restart, nor did i bother shutting down non-essential processes.

Good thing i'll be building a new rig in Sept.
#703 Aug 18 2010 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Ploiuy wrote:
Ok, so I'm currently looking at 3 different builds to buy:

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Phenom II X6 1055T (2.8 GHz)
4GB DDR3 1333 RAM
Radeon HD5830
$800ish
from what I understand this is more or less synonymous with the recommended settings.

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i7 860 (2.8 Ghz)
8GB DDR3 1600 RAM
Radeon HD 5850
$1000ish
A step above.

#3
i7 960 (3.2 GHz)
12GB DDR3 1600 RAM
Radeon 5870
$1550ish
A step way above.

Realistically the 3rd option is probably too much for me. So i guess the question is how much does the 2nd option outperform the 1st and underperform the 3rd? Approximate benchmarks for the 3 and suggestions outside of these 3 (keeping the price not too far over a grand) are welcome.


Where are these from?

1. I would try option 1 with a 5770 to be a good deal. Or a 5850 but you won't be getting as great of a value.

2. I wouldn't bother with the 1156 platform.

3. I would get a i7 930 instead of i7 960 a and half the ram.

Try to build a

i7 930
6 DDR3 RAM
ATI 5850

This should be around $1000 and be the best for current performance and upgrading in the future.


They're just 3 builds I found on Newegg. They all also happened to be iBuyPower if it matters. The family computer was always a Dell and my personal laptop has always been a low-mid priced Dell and I haven't had much experience outside of that, so I figured Newegg would be a good place to start. I couldn't what you suggested within my price range from the prebuilt ones there, so I checked out some specific brand sites (CyberPower and iBuyPower to be specific). iBuyPower's website seems more intuitive to navigate to me and slightly cheaper so I've pieced together this:

i7 960 3.3 GHz (there's a rebate for the price difference between the 930 and 960 so why not?)
6 GB DDR3 1600 RAM
ATI 5850 (ATI 5770)
$1134 ($970)
Both prices are after the processor rebate

My question now is what is the performance difference between the 5850 and the 5770 (the former being a midrange new model and the latter being a high-end old model)? Do they both allow for the same upgrade paths later down the road? Also what is the comparable Nvidia card? The GTX260 (SE recommended hardware) price falls in between these two, can I expect performance to do the same? Also, any other brands I should check out?

As you can see I'm new to the realm of power PCs so please forgive the wall o' text.
#704 Aug 18 2010 at 11:20 AM Rating: Good
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I think 'high' is 1920x1080, so your resolution will have to be set to that and you'll need a monitor that can handle 1080p


guess my monitor doesn't like me. Too bad since it is new. It works though... but not for this I guess.

I'll run the benchmark just to watch the numbers in the other corner... hopefully I can see them. I didn't even bother trying... lol

Worst case scenario is I drop some more cash on a new monitor when I have finished paying off the rig and sell the other one at a discount on a used stuff site. With a low score above 4000 - it should be eminently playable.

Edited, Aug 18th 2010 10:22am by Olorinus
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#705 Aug 18 2010 at 11:22 AM Rating: Good
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The 5850 is better than the 5770 and probably worth the price difference if it is negligible. They both allow for upgrades, but 2x 5850's will take you further than 2x 5770's, and the performance of 2 5770's is going to be obsolete pretty soon. If you can go for a 5870, you are even more future proof. I would not consider the GTX series unless you are going GTX 480 imho. I'm not trying to sound like a fanboy, I've just seen a lot of performance benchmarks on the net and most of the GTX cards don't cut the mustard when you compare them to the higher generation ATI 5xxx cards.
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#706 Aug 18 2010 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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My ram is 1333Mhz, n i dont think the program give me the option to adjust my Ram n QPI speed. Maybe they do it automatically? Guess i have to check my bios after i overclock my cpu. What's a good decent cooler? And 1 stupid question just to make sure : i dont need to reformat to install cooler right?
#707 Aug 18 2010 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
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guess my monitor doesn't like me. Too bad since it is new. It works though... but not for this I guess.

I'll run the benchmark just to watch the numbers in the other corner... hopefully I can see them. I didn't even bother trying... lol

Worst case scenario is I drop some more cash on a new monitor when I have finished paying off the rig and sell the other one at a discount on a used stuff site. With a low score above 4000 - it should be eminently playable.


If u r in Melb, u can get samsung PX2370, 23" , 2ms LED. AUD 300+ only from scorptech during promotion tho.
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My ram is 1333Mhz, n i dont think the program give me the option to adjust my Ram n QPI speed. Maybe they do it automatically? Guess i have to check my bios after i overclock my cpu. What's a good decent cooler? And 1 stupid question just to make sure : i dont need to reformat to install cooler right?


For the processor you have, I think you run at a default of 1333 MHz. If the RAM you bought is also rated 1333 MHz, you are going to have to make sure your RAM multiplier is dialed down when you increase BCLK so that you don't OC your RAM and burn it up. I don't know if the program does it automatically, I am not familiar with it, I think it's a good idea to do everything in BIOS if your BIOS supports it.

You don't need to reformat to install a cooler. Just turn off the computer, unplug it, turn off your PSU, take your motherboard out and place it on a non-static surface like carboard or a book, and remove your stock CPU cooler, wipe off the thermal paste with a tissue, put on a new cooler with new thermal paste using the pea method and you are good to go. There are plenty of coolers out there, I recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212+, but read reviews and research.

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#709 Aug 18 2010 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks Oenos
#710 Aug 19 2010 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
This is my computer I built at the start of the year.

I'll write it out as the Benchmark test read out:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core i5 CPU 750@2.67 GHz (4CPUS)-2.8Ghz
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series

Also 2 GB RAM

Benchmark Scores:

High: 4208

Low: 5288

Load times for both where around 18000 MS
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#711 Aug 19 2010 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I just bought and built this new computer:

CPU: i7 920 oc to 4ghz
CPU cooler: Megahalems with 2 mounted 120mm fans
Mobo: Gigabyte X58-UD3R
RAM: 6gb OCZ Gold 1600 DDR3
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870 oc to 950/1200.
PSU: Corsair 1000w (for future crossfire setup)

I haven't bothered running the benchmark on low. On high I've been fluctuating from a high 4900s up to mid 5200s.
#712 Aug 19 2010 at 12:28 PM Rating: Good
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Nice rig.
Looks like I get like 200 more points on the benchmark if I max out my OC. Not worth it to me.
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#713 Aug 19 2010 at 12:54 PM Rating: Good
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Can't wait for the new benchmark to be released. Hopefully it's much more accurate. :)
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#714 Aug 19 2010 at 8:22 PM Rating: Good
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they definitly needed to update the benchmark, for Malcomnt to scored 8000, he needed to OC his I7 980X... at my knowledge there is no more powerfull cpu on the regular market, this sht have 12 x 3.2 Ghz cores!!! and that would have been the bottleneck???
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I just rated 3467 on the benchmark. I paid about $700 for my system:

AMD Athlon II X4 630(2.80GHz)
64 bit Quad-Core Processor
4GB ram
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
ATI Radeon hd 5770
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#716 Aug 20 2010 at 4:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok, so I'm currently looking at 3 different builds to buy:
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i7 860 (2.8 Ghz)
8GB DDR3 1600 RAM
Radeon HD 5850
$1000ish
A step above.



That system will bench 4000 for high res and 6000 for low res give or take 100.

Edited, Aug 20th 2010 7:31am by Lobivopis
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#717 Aug 20 2010 at 11:24 AM Rating: Good
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Rig:
OS - Window 7 64 bits
Mobo - Asus P6T6 Workstation
CPU - Intel i7 975 EE @ 3,33 Ghz
Mem - 12 Gb DDR3(1600 Mhz) OCZ Blade Cl 6.0
PSU - Coolermaster 1000w Modular
GPU - 2x MSI GTX480 1536 Mb
HDD - 160 Gb Intel X25-M SSD

Scores:
High - 6043
Low - 7449
Both ~ 10000 ms

note: after i used the fullscreen dll my scores went up arround 800 ptns

Edited, Aug 20th 2010 1:26pm by Wolk
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Specs: www.xfire.com/profile/daowace

Scores:
Vista: http://daow.net/images/FFXIVBench.jpg
XP: http://daow.net/images/FFXIVBenchXP.jpg

FPS ingame: 10.

Wtf?
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#719 Aug 21 2010 at 9:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Rig:

i7-930 OCed 3.5G
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Motherboard
6G RAM
GTX470 OCed Core speed 725Mhz Processor 1450MHz
Window 7 64bit

Low - 6100
High - 3800


Kinda what I expect....need to find way to push 1080p to 4k
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#720 Aug 21 2010 at 4:53 PM Rating: Good
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Rig:

i7-930 OCed 3.5G
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Motherboard
6G RAM
GTX470 OCed Core speed 725Mhz Processor 1450MHz
Window 7 64bit

Low - 6100
High - 3800


Kinda what I expect....need to find way to push 1080p to 4k


You can push 1080p to 4.8k with an ATI 5870
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#721 Aug 21 2010 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Asus P6x58D Premium Mobo
i7 930 @ 3.61ghz
5870 (not OC)
6gb corsair xms 3
64bit 7 home premium


5kish benchmark score. Give or take everytime
#722 Aug 21 2010 at 5:16 PM Rating: Good
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Oenos wrote:
OneFatAngel wrote:
Rig:

i7-930 OCed 3.5G
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Motherboard
6G RAM
GTX470 OCed Core speed 725Mhz Processor 1450MHz
Window 7 64bit

Low - 6100
High - 3800


Kinda what I expect....need to find way to push 1080p to 4k


You can push 1080p to 4.8k with an ATI 5870


I know...but my GTX470 only cost me $280. A decent 5870 is $400 :) I was already at the edge of my budget :)

Edited, Aug 21st 2010 7:21pm by OneFatAngel
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#723 Aug 21 2010 at 5:18 PM Rating: Good
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Asus P6x58D Premium Mobo
i7 930 @ 3.61ghz
5870 (not OC)
6gb corsair xms 3
64bit 7 home premium


5kish benchmark score. Give or take everytime


Time to OC your 5870. The i7-930 at that point doesn't offer much more performance even OCing more without doing anything to your GPU. The difference between 3.5 and 3.7G on benchmark score is about....30.
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#724 Aug 21 2010 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow cool. I like to leave it running at 3.61 only because I have it bulletproof stable and the comp overall in everyday function agrees with it. Ive tried 3.2ish-4.2 or so and they are all pretty great. Love my i7 no doubt. Will work on GPU clock very very soon! Any tips are more than welcome :)
#725 Aug 21 2010 at 6:55 PM Rating: Default
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I got a I7 930 myself, i tought long time about an OC. After wise reflection, even its liquid cooled i dont think it worth it, i mean if you score 4 000 on high setting i dont think scoring 5000 or even 8000 would do any better graphic, there is really no point trying to score so high, or just for the show like malcomtn with his 980x OC'ed, XD thats totally insane

Edited, Aug 21st 2010 8:55pm by WhiteRain
#726 Aug 21 2010 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Depending on your mobo the OC really isnt as crazy as it seems. Easy actually. Just get a decent-good cooler. The i7's are stupid good. I gained 10C in temps idle and full load. The mobo is the main concern... you would have to pull a mind blowing ***** up to fry an i7
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Getting an i7 and not OCing is like buying an ice-cream and not eating it until it melt :D

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Hmmm ok so I just recently put together my new comp and my benchmark score doesn't seem to compare to similar builds. I've seen builds with a lesser CPU and GPU get higher scores than I'm getting. Their low res scores were atleast 5000. I'm rather confused. I'm running:

windows xp 32 bit
1090T x6 Black edition
4GB RAM G Skill 1600 DDR3
Radeon 5870 2GB
Gigabyte 770TA-UD3 motherboard

When I look at system under control panel, it lists me as having 3.25 GB of RAM, so perhaps my lesser score has something to do with the limitations of windows xp 32 bit? Anybody have any suggestions on how to fix this other than upgrading to windows 7? I'll be upgrading to windows 7 64 bit sunday evening when I have access to the upgrade disc.

Low res: 4060
High res: 3960
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OneFatAngel wrote:
Oenos wrote:
OneFatAngel wrote:
Rig:

i7-930 OCed 3.5G
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Motherboard
6G RAM
GTX470 OCed Core speed 725Mhz Processor 1450MHz
Window 7 64bit

Low - 6100
High - 3800


Kinda what I expect....need to find way to push 1080p to 4k


You can push 1080p to 4.8k with an ATI 5870


I know...but my GTX470 only cost me $280. A decent 5870 is $400 :) I was already at the edge of my budget :)

Edited, Aug 21st 2010 7:21pm by OneFatAngel


Reason I say that is that is cause I have a similar system with similar OC. Using ASUS P6X58D and 5870 though.
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#730 Aug 21 2010 at 8:54 PM Rating: Good
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Oenos wrote:

Reason I say that is that is cause I have a similar system with similar OC. Using ASUS P6X58D and 5870 though.


And I bet it doesn't run as hot as my GTX470 :)
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#731 Aug 21 2010 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I have a really old graphics card its a Radeon x800 GTO, but tried to run the benchmark anyway. Was wondering if this is the reason why it will not run, says there is a problem. Keep in mind i know its old just wanted to try it out anyway
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I have a really old graphics card its a Radeon x800 GTO, but tried to run the benchmark anyway. Was wondering if this is the reason why it will not run, says there is a problem. Keep in mind i know its old just wanted to try it out anyway


@aulix

Your video card lacks the required 512mb of ram to run the benchmark.

I've tried to run the benchmark on 4 different systems with 256mb video cards and none of them would run.

Leadtek GeForce 5950 ultra AGP (desktop) error

XFX 7900 GS AGP (desktop) error

Nvidia 7800 GTX Go (laptop) crash computer

Nvidia 8600 GT m (laptop) crash computer

The only AGP card I've found that will run the benchmark is a HD 3850 AGP with 512mb DDR3 ram and a 256 bit bus.
Even then, the highest score I got on the benchmark was a 1430 with a high overclock. The 3850 is no longer available for purchase except on E-bay and they are very expensive. There are lots of driver problems with them, too.

There is only one AGP card that can still be purchased that might run the benchmark and that is a ATI 4670. They can be purchased from places like Newegg.

If you have pci-e then there are options available for that type of slot.

btw I got the 1430 score on low while getting a 1300 on high.

P-4 Extreme Edition 3.2 @ 3.6 1.6v hyper-threading must be enabled. temps @ 55C air cooled.
XP Professional SP3 32 bit. for Hyper-threading support.
Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 AGP 512mb DDR3 256bit bus. gpu/mem-669/829 oc to 800/1000 benched max oc 850/1075 10.7 drv
Corsair Ram 3gb @2.5-3-3-6 dual channel 2.85v
Asus P4C 800e motherboard that has been volt modded.
Dual WD 160's.
Misc. cards and drives
5 case fans
PSU Thermaltake 560 watt. This is at its limit for this system. waaaay too much ram and assorted voltages from all the other stuff to overclock above 3.6 on cpu.

And there you have it. A 2003 model computer and that's the best low score I can get. . . maybe a new power supply and I can get a little more. . . this overclocking stuff is fun! ^^/b
#733 Aug 22 2010 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks Tassene, since i've posted i have been reading up on the other threads about what people have. Going to need to save up some moolah for this, but thats the way it goes i guess.
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Glad I could help. I've spent like the last two weeks, maybe more, trying to learn about this stuff. That was a lot of time spent learning just about AGP stuff and how it compares to the newer technology. A lot of time spent 'crashing' the computer while trying to overclock it. lol Thank goodness this system is fairly bulletproof.

I benched my 3850 a few minutes ago oc'ed at 810/1010 using the ATITools benchmark and then compared it to your 800GTO. While your card scored 5k mine scored 17k. That's a big difference in scores. I'm sure that some of the newer ATI or Nvidia cards would triple mine.

On a side note. Using the FPS counter in ATITools, I average about 24 FPS on the FFXIV bench with the cpu @3.3g and the ram running 2.2.2.5 and fsb of 207x16. That's low 1300's score.

Still hard to believe that people with Core2 cpus and better graphics cards get lower scores.

I think I'll go overclock the coffeemaker! 12 cups of coffee in 30 seconds!!!
#735 Aug 26 2010 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
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The bottleneck for most people is most certainly not coming from the cpu.

I have 2 systems and ran benchmark on both closely monitoring cpu usage the entire time and here is what I observed:

System 1:
Athlon II X4 620 CPU paired with an ATI 4670 OC'd
Low: 1997 cpu utilization for each core never reached above 45%
High: 950 cpu utilization was same.

System 2:
Intel Core i5-520 CPU (dual core w/hyperthreading) paired with Nvidia 330m gpu oc'd
Low: 1850 cpu utilization for both physical and virtual cores never reached above 55%
High: did not run as monitor does not support it.

So from my two systems I never once during the benchmark see the processor come close to full utilization. For the record I did oveclock my athlon system to see the difference in score but it was less than a 100 point difference in change. I saw the most dramatic changes in scores when I overclocked the gpu.

I seriously doubt one needs more than a strong dual core for this game and people wanting to run game in high resolution with eye candy need to be looking at a minimum of a desktop ATI 5850 or Nvidia GTX 460.

Edited, Aug 26th 2010 2:57pm by tennisfreak
#736 Aug 26 2010 at 10:18 PM Rating: Good
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition running at 3.41 GHz
2x ATI Radeon Sapphire 5870s
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ASUS M4A79T Deluxe motherboard
1250 Watt Antec power supply
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit build 7600

I'm still hitting 1500 with it overclocked and low resolution.
What am I doing wrong?

Edited, Aug 27th 2010 12:28am by Doug
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition running at 3.41 GHz
2x ATI Radeon Sapphire 5870s
8 gigs of Corsair DDR3 running at 1600 MHz
ASUS M4A79T Deluxe motherboard
1250 Watt Antec power supply
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit build 7600

I'm still hitting 1500 with it overclocked and low resolution.
What am I doing wrong?


Holly **** thats not right :S
You should be in the 4,000's
Go to your task manager and see what your CPU/RAM %'s are
Also what temps is your CPU running at?
Do you have many other windows open while running the benchmark?
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition running at 3.41 GHz
2x ATI Radeon Sapphire 5870s
8 gigs of Corsair DDR3 running at 1600 MHz
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1250 Watt Antec power supply
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit build 7600

I'm still hitting 1500 with it overclocked and low resolution.
What am I doing wrong?


Holly **** thats not right :S
You should be in the 4,000's
Go to your task manager and see what your CPU/RAM %'s are
Also what temps is your CPU running at?
Do you have many other windows open while running the benchmark?


Baseline with nothing other than Firefox to reply to this thread and CPU-Z open shows 0% CPU and 1.71 GB Memory usage.
Hottest core is running at 43 Celcius (liquid cooling)
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#739 Aug 27 2010 at 6:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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All right, i finally got my PC rebuilt after having it explode on me, due to the peopel at the airport not marking my luggage as fragile.

And i decided the first thing i would do is test out how well im gonna be able to run 14.

First problem i came up to was the missing file, updated my Direct X and solved that.
Now when i click start, it brings up a black screen like its gonna start then it crashes, windows doesnt say anything, just says "It encountered and error and will try to fix it".

I have up to date everything that i can think of, but i was reading somethign about the Radeon cards not being supported with windows 7??

Anywhere here are my specs, help me out if you can.

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
Intel Pentium (R) D 3.0x2
Memory 3.0 GB
Radeon X 1950 Pro

Not sure what other specs are needed...
Let me know what I need and i can get it for ya.

Thanks in advance for the help.

#741 Aug 27 2010 at 4:57 PM Rating: Good
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Finally finished building my rig today, which consists of the following:

Biostar TA890FXE AM3 Motherboard
AMD 1090T X6 Six-Core 3.2Ghz (OC to 4Ghz)
4 x 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw 1600 RAM (8GB Total)
2 x Sapphire Vapor-X HD5870's in Crossfire (slight OC)
2 x 150GB WD Velociraptor 10,000 RPM Sata II HDDs in Raid 0
Corsair 1000w PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

... then after applying the .dll and name trick to force crossfire in full screen, I got 5658 on high. Honestly that seems kind of low to me with the setup, as I was running around 4600 on high with 1 5870 on an E8400 Intel @ 4ghz. First time I've ever had a crossfire setup, so I think I may have been setting my bar a little bit high on expectations. Unless I did something wrong, which is very possible!

Edited, Aug 27th 2010 6:58pm by lolrockboy
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#742 Aug 27 2010 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey guys - I was wondering if you could help me out with my computer. I don't know too much about this kind of stuff. I bought this computer 1 year ago from a University kid who made computers as a side job. Here are the specs:

Vista home premium (6.0 build 6002)
amd phenom II x4 940 processor (4CPUs) ~3.0GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
4gb RAM (1000mhz)(2 slots open)
Has a 5.9 rating on the Vista.

My Score was around 3500 on the low setting. Couldn't check it on high because my monitor is not big enough. What would you recommend I change? What type of upgrades? Is there software that would help?

Thanks in advance,
Ringol

Also - My memory seems to only hit 50% and CPU 45%.
#743 Aug 27 2010 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Upgrade to Windows 7, upgrade your GPU and if you feel comfortable OC your processor, that's about it!
Depending on your MB, an optional upgrade would be to look at some 1333 or 1600 RAM, wont make a huge difference for gaming but you'll see slightly faster load times assuming your board can support it.

Edited, Aug 27th 2010 7:52pm by BunnyFufinator
#744 Aug 27 2010 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi-

@Sketchyyy

Radeon X 1950 Pro - - - is this the 256meg card? or the 512 card? PCIe or AGP?

Minimum for video card is 512 megs of onboard memory.

When you crashed trying to start the Benchmark, those are the exact symptoms that my XFX 7900 256 meg card had when I tried to run the benchmark with it.

If your system has the PCIe bus for graphics, you can upgrade to something in the 5k series for better performance. Not sure about your processor. Mine is just a P4 with hyper-threading. no second cpu core.


I've run the benchmark with a P4 3.2 @ 3.7, a Radeon HD 3850 AGP 512meg 256bit bus, 2 gigs of ram @3-3-3-8 for a score of 1510. XP Pro SP3. I won't run the game on this old system; I'll build a new one that's comparable.

Haven't heard about any issues with Win7 and ATI cards. AGP cards yes, pci, no.

I had a hard time getting drivers over 9.2 with CCC to boot. There was some trouble with SYSID number that required changing. > > I have the 10.7 drivers running now but WITHOUT CCC. Anything over 9.2 with CCC, for my 3850 AGP , tries to force my monitor into a resolution it won't support. 9.2 were the best for FFXI so all is good. Oh, this was using XP Pro SP3.

good luck

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Hey guys - I was wondering if you could help me out with my computer. I don't know too much about this kind of stuff. I bought this computer 1 year ago from a University kid who made computers as a side job. Here are the specs:

Vista home premium (6.0 build 6002)
amd phenom II x4 940 processor (4CPUs) ~3.0GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
4gb RAM (1000mhz)(2 slots open)
Has a 5.9 rating on the Vista.

My Score was around 3500 on the low setting. Couldn't check it on high because my monitor is not big enough. What would you recommend I change? What type of upgrades? Is there software that would help?

Thanks in advance,
Ringol

Also - My memory seems to only hit 50% and CPU 45%.


Here is what I am thinking for upgrades:
1)4 more gigs of ram
Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Core i5 Dual Channel Memory Kit

2)New Graphics card
MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Cyclone OC 725MHZ 1024MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card

3)Upgrade Vista to Windows 7 home premium.



Would anyone please tell me if this seems like a good decision? Will my current CPU just bottle neck up with these new upgrades?

Thanks,
Ringo


Edited, Aug 27th 2010 10:47pm by Ringol
#746 Aug 27 2010 at 10:03 PM Rating: Good
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Ringol wrote:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

My Score was around 3500 on the low setting.

Core 216 or regular version?

Regardless, either version should be better than my 9800GTX+ to my knowledge. I have no idea why you scored 500 lower than me with a better card. (same CPU)
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Doug, Averter of the Apocalypse wrote:
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What do you mean CPU-Z is showing 0% usage? Is that on idle or during the benchmark?

What about your GPU during the benchmark? How much usage is it?

I don't -think- this will help, but try resetting your BIOS once and see how it goes. If that doesn't work, try updating/reinstalling your motherboard's firmware and see how that goes.
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#749 Aug 28 2010 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet or not.
If your having trouble seeing your score on High Res then try this;
when the benchmark starts running click the icon in the upper left corner and select 'move' then use the arrorw keys on your keyboard to move the window manually. You shoulod be able to see your score then.
Hope this helps.
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Froggy75 wrote:
How would this work?


Like I said in another thread you also posted on, it wouldn't. :(
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