Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: Why is my 3D Mark performance so bad?




  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    5

    Default

    Hi, wazzup everyone!

    I have been testing my system with the 3D Mark 2001 SE to find out that it performs very badly for itís type. This is my system:

    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows XP
    DirectX Version 8.1 8.1

    Mobo Manufacturer CHAINTECH Inc.
    Mobo Model KJD - 761-8231
    AGP Rates
    (Current/Available) 4x / 1x 2x 4x

    CPU AMD Athlon(tm) XP/MP/4 1533 MHz
    FSB 133 MHz
    Memory 512 MB

    Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200 NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200
    Driver Version 6.13.10.2832
    Video Memory 64 MB

    These are my 3D Mark 2001 SE settings :

    Program Version 3DMark2001 SE 3DMark2001 SE
    Resolution 1024x768 32bit 1024x768 32bit
    Texture Format Compressed
    FSAA Disabled
    Z-Buffer Depth 24bit
    Frame Buffer Double
    Rendering Pipeline D3D Pure Hardware T&L

    My score is 4838 and I looked around and found that almost everyone with almost identical systems (different MoBo and maybe different VGA manufacturer) with exact same CPU speeds, amount of RAM etc. had scores up to 7000 or even higher. Here is a comparision pic of someone with a pc almost identical to mine except for the mobo:


    As you see, this is not good at all, his pc kicks mineís ass in all tests (except for nature, but that one is still close). So what am I doing wrong? Is there anyone who can see if there is some tweak I can do to change this?

    Thanks,

    Razor

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Sorry but the mobo is probably the factor there as it's basically an OEM job. :(
    <center>:cheers:</center>

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    1

    Default

    yea the mobo is a big deal about the score u get on 3dmark i had a 1400t/bird with rad 7500 ka266 iwill mobo i was geting about 4500ish i got a new cpu 1800XP and it bumped it to about 4800 then my mobo got sold LOL time for upgrade got a new XP333 IWILL mobo and i have now a score of 5678 so it improved it the most.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    5

    Default

    So what kind of MoBo's are we talking about here? nForce? VIA? I researched around the net for the Chaintech KJD before buying and it seemed to outperform the VIA-KTA chipsets.

    But heck, if I want to upgrade my MoBo I could just as well get a new system... I mean, it's so much work and trouble that selling this one and buying a new one probably comes to the same thing (financially as well).

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    539

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by razorx8
    But heck, if I want to upgrade my MoBo I could just as well get a new system... I mean, it's so much work and trouble that selling this one and buying a new one probably comes to the same thing (financially as well).
    why get a new system? all you need at the most is a DDR motherboard, and get some DDR ram and u'll be laughing!!

    its fine, really fine.
    MSN Messenger - handy481@hotmail.com
    DC++ - handy481 :: Sweden Xperience :: BootCamp 02 :: Revolution xShare 01 :: Mp3Heaven

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    If ya get a performance DDR board like an EPoX 8KHA+, 8K3A/+ or any from Abit, Asus, MSI, Soltek, Soyo or another other of similar specs and ya score will go up quite well. :smokin:
    <center>:cheers:</center>

  7. #7

    Default

    My system is very similar to yours and I get around 6000 using the default benchmark. I have found my MSI board to perform quite well, but if you are going to replace it I would suggest getting a DDR333 board like the MSI K3T Ultra.
    My Box:
    Intel Pentium 4 2.4C @ 2.7
    DFI 875P Lanparty
    512Mb Geil PC3500 Dual Channel (Cas 2-6-3-3 @450MHz DDR)
    Leadtek A280 Geforce4 4200 MyVIVO
    Audigy DE
    1 x 73Gb Seagate fibre channel 10krpm (boot drive) with LSI HBA
    1x80Gig Seagate Barracuda ATA V
    1x120Gig Western Digital 8mb cache
    Spiffy Antec Super Lanboy (LED fan and UV light)

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    5

    Default

    I allready have DDR, I mean, what's the point of having an Athlon with 512MB of RAM if you are not going for DDR. I just heard though that sometimes it increases performance if you change the slot the 512MB DIMM is in. Is this true?

    I have been using many tweak programs like GTU and NVMax so it might be that they screwed up the config, is there any way I can reset the GeForce 3 to it's primary settings... Would uninstallation of tweak programs & dirvers help?

  9. #9

    Default

    There are performace differences with RAM in different slots on the nVidia nforce based boards, but I take it yours isn't one of those.

    If you are using the GTU you can reset to "Pre-GTU settings", but only if you haven't overwritten them with a custom setting.
    My Box:
    Intel Pentium 4 2.4C @ 2.7
    DFI 875P Lanparty
    512Mb Geil PC3500 Dual Channel (Cas 2-6-3-3 @450MHz DDR)
    Leadtek A280 Geforce4 4200 MyVIVO
    Audigy DE
    1 x 73Gb Seagate fibre channel 10krpm (boot drive) with LSI HBA
    1x80Gig Seagate Barracuda ATA V
    1x120Gig Western Digital 8mb cache
    Spiffy Antec Super Lanboy (LED fan and UV light)

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    5

    Default

    I reinstalled my Nvidia 21.83 drivers and my performance jumped to 6283... I will test 23.11 and 28.32 as well, but I guess that all that tweaking was the problem of the performance decrease.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •