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Razorfish 14th June, 2004 05:13 PM

3D Mark 2003 (i know)
Hi,i know its my sound a really stupid open ended question but whats a good score on 3D Mark 2003?

ive just got a score of 3949 and dont know weather to be happy, when i look at scores for 2001 their like in the tens of thousands!

Cerium 14th June, 2004 06:00 PM

Sound sok i think mine was in the 4300's but it refuses to statr up. when i get ti working i'l tell ya. ooh yea and my comp is a 2.8 ghz Intel p4 with and ati radeon 9800 pro 120mb.

Razorfish 14th June, 2004 06:34 PM

so its okay then, do you know anyware good for getting the latest ATI drivers as my driver is the one that came with the card!

SteveI 14th June, 2004 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by Razorfish
so its okay then, do you know anyware good for getting the latest ATI drivers as my driver is the one that came with the card!

The latest available are at the ati site... You can also look into the non-official drivers from places like omega, and rage3d. We may have some in aoafiles as well.

Razorfish 15th June, 2004 12:40 AM

Thanks got a few to play with, but the one from the ati website has lowered my 3dmark2003 score.

Cerium 15th June, 2004 05:11 AM

I got a radeon 9800 rp is there any drives that you have herd of the may be better the the default? ATii seems a little skimpy when it comes to drivers. But they work. THat is what is important.

Razorfish 15th June, 2004 04:26 PM

Its just i head some where that, using updated drivers can up your FRS, but it dramatically lowered mine.

danrok 15th June, 2004 04:39 PM

There's some 3d mark 2003 scores here for comparison:

Razorfish 15th June, 2004 05:01 PM

so 3949marks aint that bad considering my system. So memory plays a big part in it, i thought is was only VGA,CPU and sound. so i could increase my scores by improving my memory, plus ill be able to overclock better!

danrok 15th June, 2004 05:46 PM

Have you managed to get your system stable above FSB 166Mhz, as yet?

Razorfish 15th June, 2004 05:49 PM

No, i think its the memory.

danrok 15th June, 2004 05:54 PM

I don't think it is the memory which is rated at 200mhz anyhow. Also Crucial is good quality stuff.

That DFI board is not so easy to configure. I have one here, which is now faulty. I don't have expert knowledge of the DFI board. But, one basic thing to do is to disable 'spread spectrum' before attempting an o/c. Maybe, you have already done this.

There is a FAQ for your board here:

Razorfish 15th June, 2004 06:06 PM

i wonder why the first guy is saying to only use 1:1 ratio or it will kll the bios chip?

danrok 15th June, 2004 06:26 PM

I don't know. But, 1:1 is the best for AMD, anyhow.

Razorfish 15th June, 2004 06:28 PM

but that means my memory will be running at 166 and i sorta gets rid of the point of me using drr400...or am i just being stupid. hehe

danrok 15th June, 2004 06:33 PM

Yes the memory will be running at 166mhz, but because it is DDR the effective speed is double, i.e. 333mhz.

This does cause confusion, there's a proper explanation here:

danrok 15th June, 2004 06:35 PM

If you have been running at anything other than 1:1, this might explain why you can't o/c.

Razorfish 15th June, 2004 06:37 PM

well one my mobo, it lets you set it and i quote

"AUTO" which I use

and then all the ratio, so your saying i sould really be running 1:1

danrok 15th June, 2004 06:47 PM

Yes, always 1:1.

I prefer to set the memory timings manually, just to be sure.

You can use a tool like CPU-Z to see what the memory timings are being set to by AUTO.

BY SPD usually works fine. This will read the correct timings from a table which is stored on the memory module itself.

For now, I would just set the ratio to 1:1 and increase the FSB to say 170Mhz only, see what happens.

Avoid making too many changes in one go, otherwise things can get confusing.

Razorfish 15th June, 2004 07:35 PM

i did what you said and changed the ratio to 1:1, thats everything standard and changed the CPU FSB to 170mhz, its booted up and im runing 3Dmark03 to see if its stable.

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