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Thread: Hercules 9800Pro slow results?




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    AGP Aperture is the amount of system RAM allocated to video. You will have to run some 3DMarks and play with different sizes to find out what works best.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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    Hi there :afro:
    My shiny new PC (see sig for specs) is also giving a duff 3dMark03 score: 3485.

    My GFX settings are similar to the original poster's except VSync is off :)

    The stand-out obvious problem as I see it is illustrated by the CPU info in the web page that the 3DMark03 "Details" button launches:

    AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1.4 GHz
    Manufacturer AMD
    Family AMD Athlon(tm) XP
    Internal Clock 1.4 GHz
    Internal Clock Maximum 1.4 GHz
    External Clock 100.0 MHz
    Socket Designation Socket A
    Upgrade ZIF Socket
    HyperThreadingTechnology N/A
    Capabilities MMX, CMov, RDTSC, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!, SSE
    Version AMD Athlon(tm) XP
    Caches
    Level 1 128 KB
    Level 2 256 KB

    This is very suspicious as my CPU is allegedly a 2.8Ghz Athlon XP :shrug: Now, I've tried changing the FSB Frequency to 200Mhz from 100Mhz but that resulted in my monitor not receiving any signal from the PC so had to do a BIOS reset to get it back to 100Mhz.

    Any help would be vastly appreciated before I fry my RAM or something horrible :barf:
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    Athlon XP 2800 XP
    LeadTek K7NCR18D Pro
    1 GB PC 3200 RAM
    Radeon 9800 AIW 128MB
    120 GB 8MB RAM H.D.
    AG Neovo 17" TFT
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    I think that ya tryin' to tell us that ya have an Athlon XP 2800+ (this is not a GHz speed but a performance rating) which is spose to run at 2.083GHz so ya FSB needs to be set at 166MHz x 12.5. If ya want to run a 200MHz FSB then raise the core voltage by 0.1v, lower the multiplier to 10 then raise the FSB to 200MHz.

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    Wiggo,
    whoops don't I feel a nub : party ha (whistles nonchalantly and gazes at floor), yes I meant a 2800XP.

    I don't want to run a 200Mhz FSB Frequency as such, it just seemed the logical thing to do, given that I was getting 50% performance and 50% reported CPU speed when running at 100Mhz. Also I've seen other 3dMark03 scores from similar setups to mine with their FSBs set to 200Mhz and just assumed it was _the right thing to do_.

    If your suggestion should lead to a stable setup (I've encountered dreadful stability probs, I suspect due to overheating) then I shall give it a whirl. I've read numerous posts of yours and you obviously know your onions.

    Thanks,
    pete
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    Athlon XP 2800 XP
    LeadTek K7NCR18D Pro
    1 GB PC 3200 RAM
    Radeon 9800 AIW 128MB
    120 GB 8MB RAM H.D.
    AG Neovo 17" TFT
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    The stock retail HSF that comes with the CPU ain't worth much but should be good enough at stock speeds, take the side off the case while runnin' and if there's a significant drop in temps then ya need to improve the airflow of ya case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    so ya FSB needs to be set at 166MHz x 12.5.
    Wiggo, I tried these settings and the PC does not reach BIOS when I boot. Should I try the 200Mhz FSB route?

    TIA
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    Athlon XP 2800 XP
    LeadTek K7NCR18D Pro
    1 GB PC 3200 RAM
    Radeon 9800 AIW 128MB
    120 GB 8MB RAM H.D.
    AG Neovo 17" TFT
    ============================

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    Give us ya temps (room/system/CPU at full load) and then the same lot of temps with the side off the case.

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    Yes that's the best way to find out. I'f I remove my side the cpu rize 3c at idle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DraGoN-BoY
    Try disabling VSync

    Where can you disable that Vsyn thingy??

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    Right click on your desktop and click on properties.
    Then click on the Settings tab and click on the Advanced tab.
    Another settings box should pop up, click on Open GL tab and in there, there should be something that says Wait For Vertical Sync (For ATi), slide the slider down to Always Off.

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