Very low benchmark, typical?

By sk8er754
Jul 20, 2008
  1. (nevermind, its typical for this video card and 3d 06 to get those marks lol, ill invest into a graphics card now :)

    Ok i recently did a bench mark with 3dmark 06 and i got a score of 274 marks :|.

    It says a common system is 11600, with fastest system being 32601.

    My bench didnt even register for a comparison..heres is my specs, is this to be expected?

    Details and screeny
    OS-Vista Home Premium 6.0, Build 6000
    Processor AMD Athon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ (2CPUs), ~2.6GHz
    Memory 2942 RAM
    DirextX 10
    GeForce 6150E nForce 430

    Im pretty sure its the video card but still would think you would get a higher score with it.

    For power options I have it on High Performance and nvidia panel set to adapt to programs own config.
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    it would be good if u could post the link with a space or 2 in it so we could see it, as I have no idea how to get there.
  3. sk8er754

    sk8er754 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea sorry i couldnt post the link together cuz of that 5post rule,
    http ://

    I know its my graphics card, but didnt know it was so weak lol.
    (close the gap between http and :\\ with a backspace and it will connect the link.
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    For VISTA, I would say yes u need a better video card for more than reading the Web and watching movies, although that is a pretty bad score.
  5. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    You have a crummy video card thats for budget and 2D usage. 3D usage will get your very bad scores. With a gf that old and that budget I would be surprised if you reach 1000 3dmarks.

    Your bottlencing, your CPU is fine, you need a new video card or forget playing games. Theres good prices out there so grab one... gl,
  6. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Make sure your system has a slot that will accept an upgraded graphics card, as many lower end systems have no upgrade slot. Most likely, you'd have a pci-e x16 slot available, but check before you buy.
  7. sk8er754

    sk8er754 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Heres my mainboard specs, ill see what I can find later.

    http ://

    (close the gap to see the link) stupid link safety thing lol
  8. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    if the description is right u have a pci-e x16 slot.
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