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    3d2000 mark question

    Cele 500
    viper 770
    64 mb
    3Dmark2000 score 1398

    Cele 500
    viper770
    96mb<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    3Dmark2000 score 1397

    Maybe its me, but I thought I'd get a better score with and extra 32mb.
    Can anyone tell me whats going on?
    And is this one of the crappest ever scores for a sys like mine? Or is it about right?

    Thanks,

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    Jas - The Dog- El_Jaso
    Peace & Love,

    Jas - The Dog- El_Jaso

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    Apparently, each of the modules of 3DMark2000 are under 64Mb, so more memory than that shouldn't increase performance if it wasn't paging to the hard drive before the upgrade-- which your numbers seem to suggest would be the case.

    Generally, RAM upgrades only increase performance in situations where your computer would be paging to the HD without the upgrade.

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    Your scores are about right for a Celery. The only this worse is a K6-2. I was running a K6-2 400, 128MB PC100, and TNT2U and only managed 1220. The Celeron is definitely holding you back as to higer 3DMark 2000 scores.

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    Originally posted by Nuts4GTS:
    Your scores are about right for a Celery. The only this worse is a K6-2. I was running a K6-2 400, 128MB PC100, and TNT2U and only managed 1220. The Celeron is definitely holding you back as to higer 3DMark 2000 scores.

    I'm going to have to disagree with that. When I was running a Celeron 464 with a GeForce DDR and 64Mb... I got over 3800 3DMarks.

    It's definitely the Viper that's holding him back... not the RAM or the celly. Don't forget that 3DMark2000 makes heavy usage of T&L, which the TNT2s don't have. If he were to just get a GeForce DDR or a GTS and drop into that system, he should easily get over 4000 3DMarks!

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    Yes....that is true. 3DMark 2K is extremely lop-sided in favor of GeForce based cards. I am not questioning that! I concur that RAM is not the issue. I was merely trying to state that based on his specs, those scores were pretty average. Either and upgrade to CPU or Video will yield much higher results. Upgrading to say a PIII 600E would more than double the score even with the Viper V770. Unfortunately, we can't all afford the latest and greatest!

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    I would think you could get a better score than what you are getting. Try increasing your ram settings to fast or high or 2-2-2 or what ever your board uses. I'm not to famaliar with the Celerons, but didn't some of them not have any L2 Cache? This was a major performance hit was it not. My K6-3 setup was scoring 1773 on standard bench.

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    Thanks everyone for your replies.
    I thought for a minute I was doing something wrong, but you've all cleared it up for me now.

    UT runs fine on my sys , so I won't be upgrading for a while.

    I'm toying with the idea of OC'ing.

    Thanks again
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    Jas - The Dog- El_Jaso

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