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    Hi,

    I've recently upgraded my Dell 5150 and now has the following specs;

    P4 3.0ghz , 1.5 DDr ram and a NVidia 7600GT. I was just told about 3D mark tests and downloaded the latest one. I let it run and got a score of 12687, Is this score ok?, I ran this test because I'm getting stuttery performance on CS source online with maximum fps with everything low and turned off of just over 113fps this is with the 640 res and every setting on low.

    If anyone could give me some advice I would appreciate it.

    Thanks :-D

    16 Comments

    Original Poster

    Just done a test on pc pitstop and it sais my processor is :

    Brand/Model Intel Pentium 4
    Nominal Clock Speed 3000 MHz
    Measured Clock Speed 2992 MHz
    External Clock Speed 800 MHz

    Not overly sure what this means or if it is correct so am going to reinstall everything to see if it helps.

    Sorry, I ain't got a clue.

    3 believe that 3dmark score is for 03 version and isn't the latest one (there are 2 more versions: 05 and 06)... the score is very good for 03 version... windows may need a reinstall...
    I have no problems with CSS and the 3dmark03 score for my x800xt is about 11000
    or did you mean 1,268 on 3dmark06? even if it's so that is still a good score

    Original Poster

    Right ok thanks for the help. I am just downloading 3dmark 06 and will report back with my results. Thanks :thumbsup:

    RockstarRob

    Just done a test on pc pitstop and it sais my processor is :Brand/Model … Just done a test on pc pitstop and it sais my processor is :Brand/Model Intel Pentium 4 Nominal Clock Speed 3000 MHz Measured Clock Speed 2992 MHz External Clock Speed 800 MHz Not overly sure what this means or if it is correct so am going to reinstall everything to see if it helps.



    The cpu test is showing correct for your cpu, no problem there

    Why have you got it on such low res? You have to remember the resolution isn't a bottleneck with that spec unless you top 1280 x 1024.

    I have a 3500+ (venice) along with 1GB of Geil Ram and an Overclocked 6800GT. It runs very smoothly at high setts. The stuttering problem is most definitely steam. I can confirm this as I'm having the exactly same problems. I'm currently in the process of backing up and so on, so I can do a fresh format, thus it should elimnate the problems.

    dinosteveus

    Sorry, I ain't got a clue.


    Sorry to go slightly off topic, but why reply if you haven't got a clue? :\

    dark_shadow

    Sorry to go slightly off topic, but why reply if you haven't got a clue? … Sorry to go slightly off topic, but why reply if you haven't got a clue? :\


    I posted to get this post bumped back up to the top, so it would grab somebodies attention that knows about PC's.
    The lower down a post is the less attention it gets.

    You bumped a post that was 8 minutes old? Blimey!

    dark_shadow

    You bumped a post that was 8 minutes old? Blimey!


    I noticed this post had not been replied to and only had a couple of views, it also had four other posts above it

    Original Poster

    Right just ran the 3d Mark 06 test and have 2987:wink: not sure if thats good or bad really. It was the demo version set at 1280 by 1024, the cpu score was 909.

    that's a very good score
    you should run fine CSS with all settings to high and max resolution

    Original Poster

    Did another stress test on cs source and took out the two 256meg ddr rams that knocked the memory upto 1.5gig and left in the 1 gig of crucial that I purchased last week, got an extra 10fps, then tried it online and can run it full wack nearly and get 100-30fps during the game so I think it was the older ram holding me back.

    Does your motherboard support dual channel?...because if it does then having different spec ram in the slots would have that consequence...if dual channel is supported my advice is to purchase another crucial stick of 1 gb ram..but make sure you put the ram in the correct slots for dual channel..on my Dell the dual channel slots have grey securing clips.

    Sorry but I now note that you have a 5150 so it is dual channel..hence it coming with 2 x 256..so as I say put another stick of 1gb ram ..using the slots that were furnished with 256 ram when the PC was purchased....you should easily sell the 256 ram on ebay.

    Original Poster

    I noticed on my motherboard settings when I was running the pc at 1.5gig ram that it was only running at 400mhz now I have checked the bios and the 2 sticks of crucial are running at 533mhz so I now assume that was the cause were the games werent running 100%.

    Good idea Curry I will sell the old ram on Ebay and put the cash towards 2 sticks of crucial.

    Thanks.:thumbsup:
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