I could go into elaborate detail describing the symptoms of my PC problems (and I will if you guys need it), but I was hoping perhaps you could just look at my report and be able to tell what the problem is: http://3dmark.com/3dm06/15659291
I understand that there's some sort of problem with my CPU, but I don't know what sort or if there's anything I can do other than replace it? Also, is it the actual CPU attached to the motherboard or the processor that the video card has?
However, all the scores related to video card are way low, less than half of what they should be.
I can't say why exactly but something is definitely off and I would be willing to be that it is hardware-related. The card could be damaged and running underclocked - only easy way to figure this out would be to swap in another card and see how the score changes.
Heh, shows how much I understand about these things.
Well I have a few gadgets running, I was wondering if any of the information might be of help.
I alt-tabbed out of playing a game to show you what my video card gadget says:
Core ROP: 648 Mhz
Core shader: 799 Mhz
Memory: 1188 Mhz
Core temp: 64C
Ambient temp: 56C
Fan speed: 2875RPM
Fan duty: 80%
Since alt-tabbing, about one minute has gone by, and the stats have dropped to:
Core ROP: 300 Mhz
Core shader: 600 Mhz
Core temp: 53C
Ambient temp: 49C
Fan speed: 2448RPM
Fan duty: 67%
Well, I don't know which gadget that is so I'm not sure if those figures are correct, but the stock clocks for GTX 275 are
Memory: 2,268MHz (DDR, so divide by two = 1134)
GPU at 648MHz appears like a very minor overclock or very minor measurement error. Knowing that different manufacturers have released slightly overclocked models, this is probably as expected.
Memory at 1188MHz vs. stock of 1134MHz is the same thing - a minor overclock that sounds normal.
However, shaders should be running at 1404MHz and if they are really running only at 799MHz for you, that would explain quite many things with your score (and would indicate a faulty card). Of course measuring these things is complicated so without knowing what gadget you are using, I can't know if the figure is right.
Can you get GPU-Z and see what it says? It should show current and default clocks for GPU, Memory and Shaders.
Thanks for your continued help; I really appreciate it!
I downloaded the application you recommended and it looks really good. I just ran a less-video-intensive game, and here's some stats. The low is before I started up the game, and the high is presumably at some point in the midst of gaming.
So if my video card data set is completely normal, perhaps it is my CPU?
I wasn't sure why you said my CPU score was normal. I had ~1 FPS on the CPU1 and CPU2 tests, is that expected?
Yes. They are not intended to run at a high framerate - they are intended to push CPU (any CPU) to the limit. World's fastest CPUs hit something like 3-4fps in those.
Like I said, the scores you posted showed quite normal CPU score for your processor but the scores and framerates on other tests are considerably lower than what they should be.
Considering that 3DMark06 graphics card tests are getting old, they also depend quite a bit on the CPU as well, so I guess it is theoretically possible something is up there, but at least it does not show up on the dedicated CPU tests (they seem to run normally).