So I recently tested my new rig with 3dMark after changing motherboard and RAM (I fried my old motherboard), and I got a crappy mid 12k score somwhere (close to 13k). For some reason my GPU results seem to be great, but my CPU score seems crappy considering the CPU I have.
Also, in Aquamark 3, I get a solid 31,500somehthing GFX score, and a extremely crappy 16k something CPU Score. As if my cpu is majorly bottlenecking my graphix card (which it can't be). Before when I had another motherboard (similar to this one), with the EXACT same cpu and EXACT same GPU, I got a 26,000 GPU Score, and a close to 20,000 CPU score in AM3, which gave me a total AM3 score of 154k (I get 160k total now, but the CPU score is stll crap).
Also, why I get such an amazingly good GPU score now compared to before is beyond me, because the only thing new in this rig is ram (8 gig, as opposed to 2 gig before), and the motherboard (which is supposed to be a bit worse than my previous, as it's a smaller version for home entertainment systems, but it's not significantly worse).
Anyway, my specs are as follows (all at stock, my previous rig had CPU at stock, and a SLIGHT, very slight, GPU overclock, but this time my GPU is at stock together with the CPU):
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3,0Ghz
8 gig Corsair RAM (can't be bothered to check which exactly, as I was given this RAM, and I don't have the box)
Nvidia Gigabyte GeForce 9800GTX+ 512MB
Windows 7 64bit
Chipset drivers aren't installed (as none are available for Windows 7), but I have flashed BIOS to the latest version, and I've installed the latest Nvidia Display Drivers. Oh and I have the latest Audio Drivers installed.
Out of my 3dmark06 score, I get a solid 6k result for all the GPU tests, but I get a really crappy CPU score as mentioned (don't remember exactly anymore, and I can't be bothered to make a new test as the benchmark is so horribly long. I will make a new one at request though). I think it's somewhere around the 2k area.
Any help much appreciated!!!
Oh, and CPU Idle Temp: 22 C
System Temp: 25 C
So it can't be a matter of overheating
Again, any help appreciated!!
Last edited by KungMartin; 11-26-2010 at 08:29 AM.
Well yeah I had Windows XP 32 bit on my old setup.
But, does Windows 7 really take away roughly 4k in CPU score in AM3? And do you think my scores would be what I consider "normal" i I still had Windows XP?
I suppose you're right, it could be because of Windows 7. But my question is, does windows 7 usually greatly affect the cpu score as in my case?
I would say everything is OK with your setup. And yes, you would get better scores on WinXP 32 bit. Also consider 3DMArk is a 32-bit application that you use under Win 7 64-bit - so there is a bit of overhead when going back to the 32 bit instructions. But, Win 7 has much better GPU utilization with multicore CPU-s.
Rgarding AM3 I'm not sure.
And I can confirm the CPU score differences on Win XP 32-bit and Win 7 64-bit, as I still have them both on dual boot.