PLZ Help 7800GTX low 3dmark scores :(

By sabenfox
Aug 27, 2005
  1. Hey all, i just bought a geforce 7800gtx and i ran 3d mark and i'm getting scores of 5000.

    I have looked online and people with my same rig are getting around 7000 and higher. I installed the latests video drivers (twice) and have directx running as well. I couldn't find the d/l for SP2 on microsoft so i didn't worry about that.

    My rig is

    Athlon64 X2 4200
    Msi NX 7800GTX
    Corsair 2G (2x1g)
    80gig hd
    Sound Blaster adigy 2 ZS

    The case i have is a Xaser III Lanfire case from thermaltake. It comes with a 420W psu (nvidia says you need a 350 for the 7800).Any suggestion on why my score is so horribly low. I havn't really went into the bios because i'm not sure as far as the video options go.I even unplugged some of the fans in my case to see if it would give more power to the GPU but i don't think it helped at all. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I tried to place some screenshots but they're too big even in .jpg format.

    According to 3dmark this is what it says :

    Description NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
    Manufacturer NVIDIA
    Total Local Video Memory 256 MB
    Total Local Texture Memory 256 MB
    Total AGP Memory 256 MB
    Driver File nv4_disp.dll
    Driver Version
    Driver Date 7-20-2005
    Driver WHQL Certified true
    Max Texture Width 4096 px
    Max Texture Height 4096 px
    Max User Clipping Planes 6
    Max Active Hardware Lights 8
    Max Texture Blending Stages 8
    Fixed Function Textures In Single Pass 8
    Vertex Shader Version 3.0
    Pixel Shader Version 3.0
    Max Vertex Blend Matrices 0
    Max Texture Coordinates 8
    VGA Memory Clock 1.2 GHz
    VGA Core Clock 275.4 MHz <------ Is this right ?
    Name NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
    Vendor ID 0x10de
    Device ID 0x0091
    SubSystem ID 0x02c210de
    Revision ID 0x00a1


    Texture Formats
    32-bit ARGB [8888]
    32-bit RGB [888]
    16-bit RGB [565]
    16-bit RGB [555]
    16-bit ARGB [1555]
    16-bit ARGB [4444]
    8-bit A [8]
    8-bit YUV [800]
    16-bit AYUV [8800]
    FourCC [DXT1]
    FourCC [DXT2]
    FourCC [DXT3]
    FourCC [DXT4]

    I spent $500.00 dollars on this card not to have it run likea 6800, any help is greatly appreciated !!

    Also here are the cpu stats :

    Manufacturer AMD
    Family AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+
    Architecture 64-bit
    Internal Clock 2.2 GHz
    Internal Clock Maximum 3.0 GHz
    External Clock 200.0 MHz
    Socket Designation Socket 939
    HyperThreadingTechnology Available - 2 Logical Processors
    Capabilities MMX, CMov, RDTSC, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, PAE, NX
    Version AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+
    Level 1 128 KB

    I also wanted to note that when i'm running 3dmark05 and it runs past the airboat scene, the first time it runs it it's very nice and smooth, but the second time it runs that scene it gets between 0 and 2 fps.
  2. sabenfox

    sabenfox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Never mind everyone, i updated the bios and it fixed the problem. 3dmark was originally saying i only had a total of 128 kb of cache but when i updated my mobo drivers it found the remaining cache, thanks everyone !
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