Very Low 3dMark05 Score

By Moodyman
Aug 2, 2006
  1. Hi
    Just purchased a new video card and ran the benchmark software. My score was only 2509. Is very low. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. My prevoius score was 1509 using a 6600le. i have installed the latest nvidia drivers.Help!!

    Are these scores normal for my setup ?
    CPU AMD 3700+
    Gigabyte K8NF-9 motherboard
    Antec 450w true power supply
    evga 7800gt oc copper core video card 256mb
    kingston DDR ram (2x1gb) pc3200 200mhz
    Lg dvd burner
    Sharp 37" lcd screen
    1 x Maxtor system drive 80gb
    2 x Western digital 250gb games drive in raid 0 (done under windows)
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Do you have the latest motherboard and video card drivers installed? The drivers that come with video cards are usually out of date. Your score should be 5500-6000.
  3. Moodyman

    Moodyman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the quick reply
    I have installed the latest drivers for both. still very puzzled. considering i bought the evga to improve things.
  4. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    You may have a program running in the background thats sucking up resources.
  5. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    did you make sure that you pluged the power wire into the viedo card, that is if it needs one
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    what settings is the 3DMark running at? I noticed a very large 37" LCD.... Not sure what kind of res those runs at (1024x768, or some outta-this-world res?)
  7. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    thats a very good point CMH
  8. Moodyman

    Moodyman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im running the free addition of 3d mark. so i gather it has all the basic settings.
    the res im runing at 1366 * 768 at 60hz
    Also additional power has been plugged into the card.
    How do i check what software could be chewing up resources

    cheers and thanks again
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