3d2000 mark question

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Jas101

New Member
#1
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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Baloneyflaps

Baloneyflaps

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#2
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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Nuts4GTS

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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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Xentor32 TNT2U @169/183
 
Baloneyflaps

Baloneyflaps

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#4
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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Nuts4GTS

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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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hogancan

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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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Jas101

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#7
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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