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Need help!!! forceware, OC,and benchmarks

Q: Need help!!! forceware, OC,and benchmarks

Dear frens, my request is a bit long but please dont get bored reading it. Any suggestions will be most welcome. I will acknowledge my results.

My system specs are on the bottom of this page.

1) what is th difference between the nforce4 AMD platform driver and the other AMD/INTEL X16 driver?

2)My A64 3500+ (manchester) 2.2 GHZ is OCed to 2.5 GHZ thru the bios and clockgen . Do i need 2 adjust any voltage, FSB etc etc settings? (am noob in OCing !!)

3) what GPU and CPU tempetature is ok for BFG 7800GT OC (OCed to 500/1150) Is it too high? Should i go to 450/1100? Please look in my system specs for hardware info.

4?is it ok to put my case (with the right panel removed ie motherboad backsite) directly on the airflow of my Room airconditioner (16 degree C) or am i harming my rig withj iths type of cooling??

5) when i run CPU benchmarks during 3dmark05 pro and 3Dmark06 pro
my rig crawls at only 0,1,2 fps. is it normal?

6) N just 1 more thing i ve posted my benchmarks below. what do u think of the results? Normal? High? or Low?
do post ur benchmarks also. i would love to see them !!

And ive got US $200 to spend! what upgrades do u recommend 4 my rig??


Athlon64 3500+manchester (OCed to 2500 MHZ)
ASUS A8NE nforce4 ultra MOBO
1 GB Corsiar dual channel DDR400
BFG 7800GT OC (OCed to 450/1100)
Stock cooling but 4 high speed ANTEC fans blasting on all sides of the GPU and kept directly on the airflow of my Room airconditioner (16 degree C)

160GB seagate 7200.9 SATA HDD
SB Live! Audigy2 zs
1 liteon and 1 samsung DVD RWs
500 watts ANTEC smartpower
WinXP prof SP2 and WinXP 64 Dual boot

3DMARK 06 pro 3647 3dmarks

3DMARK 05 pro 7492 3dmarks

3DMARK 03 pro 17189 3d marks

3DMARK 2001se 27886 3dmarks

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Preferred Solution: Need help!!! forceware, OC,and benchmarks

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


A few days ago, NVIDIA released the Forceware 196.75 drivers. Yesterday, I noticed the Forceware 196.21 drivers are listed again. Does anyone know why NVIDIA has reverted back to the previous version? I personally am not having a problem with the newer version, but I'm not a gamer nor do anything graphically-extensive with my Vista desktop.


A:NVIDIA Removes Forceware 196.75 And Reverts Back To Forceware 196.21

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Hello forums, I captured 21 videos of different games and benchmarks of my ThinkPad X220 in order to help people who are interested to find out how much graphical performance the X220 has and if you can do light gaming with it and uploaded them to my YouTube channel. Have a look here. Ii hope they are helpful to make a decision for buying a used X220 :-) Best regards, Janni

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Hey, guys. What would be the HIGHEST Forceware driver version you would recommend? I want to make sure I'm using a recommended one to rule out driver artifacts. I'm using Forceware 81.95 on a NVIDIA GeForceFX 5500 PCI 256MB. I downgraded from ForceWare 90 drivers and noticed that certain artifacts I waas getting in the Sims 2 disappeared...

A:Forceware on FX 5500

greatman05 said:

Hey, guys. What would be the HIGHEST Forceware driver version you would recommend? I want to make sure I'm using a recommended one to rule out driver artifacts. I'm using Forceware 81.95 on a NVIDIA GeForceFX 5500 PCI 256MB. I downgraded from ForceWare 90 drivers and noticed that certain artifacts I waas getting in the Sims 2 disappeared...Click to expand...

Download "Gameshadow" and it will do everything for your video drivers and updates for your games so you stay in tune with everything that works.

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hi guys im tryin to install a driver for my videocard from guru 3d i think...forceware 84.25 for my nviada 7800gtx but somehow it say i didnt not pass window logo test can u guys help me out...it say i need to contact the hardware vendor to get a software that had passed the window logo test..my driver for 7800gtx rite now is forceware 81.98...i need help

A:need help installing forceware

When you get that message, just click on continue anyway. The drivers will then install.

Regards Howard

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Little help needed. My family's PC has a GF4MX, and my brother recently got Half-Life 2, so I upgraded the video drivers to 66.93 for max performance. Now we're getting a strange problem. When my brother starts any game, it goes into software acceleration mode. If he tried to change it to hardware aceeleration, he gets an error that hardware mode isn't supported. When I went to the Advanced Properties in the Display panel, there was no nVidia tab! But I checked Device Manager, and the drivers are still installed. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, and using Driver Cleaner to clear previous drivers out of the system, but we still can't get 3D acceleration to work, or an nVidia tab to appear. Anybody with insight on why it's happening and how to fix it?

A:GeForce4 MX and Forceware 66.93

Is this just this Halflife 2 or is it with all 3D accelerated games??

Also, is your display adapter recognised in device manager as a Geforce 4 MX?

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Error: local area network unplugged, slow startup

Attempts at fix: booted in Safe Mode, ran HijackThis, attempted to delete Force ware entry at HijackThis level and at Registry level. Removal refused/unsuccessful.

Note: This is my first post. Please be kind.

A:Infected with Forceware

I'd appreciate someone's knowledgeable response.

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OK, normally this wouldn't be a big deal at all but the 76.44 forceware drivers are available everywhere but Nvidia. They are WHQL certified for the 6800 series cards. The temperature bug is fixed and you no longer have to OC your card to keep it from frying. I have just gamed for 2 straight hours with them and they are a very good set.

By the time Nvidia is done getting them backward compatable who knows what they will be like. Right now they are great.

I'll just put the google search results here and you pick where you download from.


A:Forceware 76.44 WHQL

I think we are up to five or six new driver sets since the beginning of last month.

As one of the driver junkies in another forum I visit put it: "Its just raining drivers--- not that I'm complaining "

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ForceWare 169.04 Beta

Version: 169.04
Release Date: October 26, 2007
Operating System: Windows Vista 64-bit
Language: U.S. English
File Size: 48.6 MB


Beta driver for GeForce 6, 7, and 8 series GPUs including GeForce 8800 GT.
Recommended driver for Crysis single player game demo and TimeShift.
Several game and application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.

A:ForceWare 169.04 Beta

jeez, I just got .01 yesterday lol

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i got a 9800GTX superclocked, and i installed the drivers off nvidia's site, but i was looking around online, and seen something called nvidia forceware, and it said
"NVIDIA ForceWare software unleashes the full power and features in NVIDIA's desktop, gaming, platform, workstation, laptop, multimedia, and mobile products. Delivering a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications, ForceWare software ensures the best experience with your NVIDIA hardware."

so if i install this will my card work better, thanks

A:Nvidia Forceware??

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Yay, installed my 7600GT (Waiting for affordable DX10), and I just finished my series of benchmarks, and was very satisfied!

3DMark 2001SE Default Settings
3DMark 2006 Default Settings
Aquamark3 Default Settings
Counter-Strike: Source 1024x768 4xAA Highest Everything (Full HDR)
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast 1024x768 6xAA Highest Everything (Full HDR)
Core 2 Duo E6300 Stock w/ Scythe Ninja HSF
eVGA 7600GT Stock
2x1GB pqi Turbo DDR2-667 Cas-4


A:The Benchmarks are in!

I thought you had your Core 2 Duo overclocked.....

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Hello, Everyone I was wondering how do my benchmarks add up if they are strong or weak in performancew for the last few days i was using msi kombuster but with crappy results ussually round 3464 tottal score

This was bugging me for a few days wondering why my card sucks so much im running a hd 5770 now that i discovered a more updated version of msi kombuster these are my new results can someone tell me if good or bad i just did one test not even in full screen next test will be the 1680/1050 full screen im submitting the first three shots and from there i hope to hear some feedback i also couldn't adjust the first resolution it went back to those setting

Thank you in advanced

A:My Benchmarks

Good scores. I have to admit, the 5770 is a better card than the 260 in a lot of ways, but its driver support was so bad that I returned the card out of being sick of it...

Other than that, looks like its doing good.


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I just got a new laptop and was wondering what kinds of benchmarks would be good to make sure it performs as well as it should. I'd like to know how to compare it to similarly configured laptops in games and multimedia applications.

Also, is there a way for me to see the make of RAM I have. I know how to find out the amount, but it never says the manufacturer.


A quick search for laptop benchmark came up with this CNet page. It shows how they benchmark their laptops, and what programs they use to do it. Worth giving a quick read, at least.

To find out the make of your ram, you can run CPU-Z. It's free, you can download it by clicking the link under 'latest version' in the top left corner of that page. When you run it, click the SPD tab, and it will show vendor information, if it's possible to show it for your system. Some RAM manufacturers don't show, I think. Otherwise, you could just open your memory access panel on your laptop, and take the sticks out (while the laptop is off, of course), there should be a sticker or model number or something on them. Put the number into Google and see what comes up. Good luck!

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Long before receiving a P72, I had hoped to have been able to view some benchmark results prior to the purchase decision.  In an effort to begin that discussion here, I ran a couple of benchmark tests using MAXON Cinebench and OTOY OctaneBench on a P72 with these selected specs: Lenovo P72Intel Xeon E-2186M 6 Core ProcessorNvidia Quadro P5200 16 GB17.3? UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) wide gamut display64 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (Non-ECC)2 x 2 TB SSD (Raid 1 Mirrored)2 TB 5400 RPM HDDWindows 10 Pro for Workstations https://www.maxon.net/en/products/cinebench/ https://render.otoy.com/octanebench/ I am posting screenshots of the results based on a fresh, out of the box unit, with no tweaking.  All current Windows updates and Lenovo hardware driver and utility updates are installed, and very little else other than Firefox, X-Rite i1Profiler calibration utility, and the benchmark applications. If you have a P72, feel free to post your own specs and benchmark results for comparison purposes.  To my eyes anyway, some of these scores represent in large part why I chose to give the P72 a try as I was seeking the utility of speed and power over extreme portability.  However, due to no Lenovo sRGB compatibility mode and poor internal speaker placement, I am struggling to justify keeping the unit.  Still, if you're after raw power, and can put up with various workarounds like ditching the Windows OS, using only color managed applications, or relying on ... Read more

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Intel E6600
Asus P5B
Asus EN7900 GT TOP

I've been trying to get my Asus enchacned driver to work and ahve been jiggeling around with the drivers for a while - and unfortunatly it's all gone wrong.

I unstalled all of my video drivers and then attempted to install the Asus Forceware 91.47 which tells me that installation wizard can't initialise or something... and now when I try to isntall the standard nvidia forceware it fails saying that I have other installations running...

I've tried installing the standard nvidia drivers in safe mode, but to no avail.

Any ideas?



A:Forceware installation failing...

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I currently have the NVIDIA Geforce FX5500 and I "think" I have 77.77 drivers (From the CD that came with the card)..I just saw the latest Forceware drivers at 82.12..I've downloaded it but I'm not touching that "Run" LOL until I find out if I first need to uninstall the 77.77 OR can I just install this latest version over the 77.77. All is running fine right now so I don't wanna brake whats not broke..there are several more versions leading up to this latest 82.12..TIA


Thanks emoxley
v - I just found this http://www.pixpond.com/1/pe8cz.jpg I see Nvidia in my add/remove but it's doesn't show me the version, but I'm sure I saw 77.77 somewhere on my puter..Yes, I'll think I'll hold off..

A:NVIDEA Forceware Question

As long as it is working fine, and doing all you want and need it to do, I wouldn't mess with it. I'm a firm believer in: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
Wait until you HAVE to, for it to work correctly.

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Is this driver ok to install to replace original nVidia Riva tnt2 Model 64? Do I just dnld and install? Any pecularities? I don't do gaming. Thanks, Papadew

A:New nVidia ForceWare Driver v 77.72

This driver should be okay. If you go to nVidia's driver downloads page it says it's okay for TNT2's. You must uninstall your present drivers before installng the new ones.

But if you don't play games and are not having any problems, I don't really see the need to update your drivers. If you were to play games, you would probably then need to update to the latest drivers.

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New version of NVidia Forceware Drivers released for Vista x64.

Version: 158.28



Go here and select
1st box: Platform nForce Drivers or (Graphics Drivers for GeForce, TNT, Quadro, & RIVA)
2nd box: Choose your graphics
3rd box: Choose your OS

Then click Go to download.



A:New NVidia Forceware x64 drivers

I think I'll wait until they're into the 160's for the Forcewares.

I'm using the 160.03 betas and I doubt I will be "downgrading" to these. I'll take a guess and say they don't offer any superior performance over the 151.18s?

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I posted a similar topic a while ago and I still have the same problems with the newest Forceware version, my games like XIII and NOLF 2 crashes after start up, i.e. the screen goes black and is unresponsive. Anyone suggest any reasons why, I welcome reponses particularly from people who have the latest Geforce driver 71.84, what settings do you have it on so that games actually work?

A:Nvidia Forceware 71.84 problems

Did you install the SW drivers? When I did I had all sorts of problems.

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hello new member here!

just updated my ultimate x64 with forceware 169.09 and crysis (64) now runs for hours without crashing

anyone with problems should try the new drivers although they are beta

ForceWare Release 169

A:forceware 169.09 fixed crysis for me

I have the 8800 GTS and the game autoselects the low setting for every thing. is that normal ???????

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hello again
I was just checking the programs and features and found this annoying in my mind why its showing 4.13GB just for drivers. Does anybody else got the same thing?

A:Nvidia Forceware 190.62 on Vista x64

Oh weird I have 4 listings for Nvidia.

Nvidia drives no details listed
Nvidia forceware network access manager same as above
Nividia PhysX 120 mb
Nvidia Stereoscopic 3d driver 1.06 GB

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Havent tried them yet as I aint got Vista RTM


x64 - http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_97.46.html

x86 - http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_97.46.html

A:ForceWare 97.46 For Vista RTM Jan 05 2007

Got them, installed them on Vista x64 OEM RTM v6000; seems to work!

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is it just me, or is the forceware for vista x86 kinda, lacking everything. it doesn't have the classic control panel, you can't adjust AA settings or anything; ***?! is anyone else having this problem?

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Taken from the nVidia site:

Release Highlights:
WHQL Certified driver for GeForce 8800, GeForce 7 series, and GeForce 6 series GPUsBeta driver for NVIDIA SLI? support for GeForce 8800 GTX/GTS GPUsThis driver supports the following features:Single GPU supportDirectX 9 support for GeForce 6/7/8 series GPUsDirectX 10 support for GeForce 8800 GPUsOpenGL support for GeForce 6/7/8 series GPUsNVIDIA SLI supportDirectX 9 support for GeForce 8800 GPUsOpenGL support for GeForce 8800 GPUsDirectX 9 and OpenGL NVIDIA SLI support for GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs and DirectX 10 NVIDIA SLI support for GeForce 8800 GPUs will be available in a future driverDirect links:

32bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_100.65.html
64bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_100.65.html

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recently i have downloaded NVIDIA FORCEWARE 191.07 WHQL XP but i didnt see any changes on my laptop. cud someone plz tell me wats the benefit of dis hardware?

A:Nvidia forceware 191.07 whql xp

They always list the changes - http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_191.07_whql.html

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ForceWare Release 169 BETA

Release Date:October 26, 2007
Operating System:Windows Vista 64-bit
Language:U.S. English
File Size:48.6 MB

ForceWare Release 169

Just installing now, I hope they fix my SLI problem.

A:ForceWare Release 169.01 Beta

SLI is now working for me with this driver, except with crysis which just hangs at the "this is a demo" screen

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Hey all, just purchased: HP Pavilion dv9548ca Notebook PC
Comes with a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
I'm wondering if its a good idea to update the control panel from nvidia.com
or from hp.com?
I've always had ATI but..should I get Nvidia's Forceware for this?
I read somewhere some forceware allows you to read the temperature's for the GPU...
I was playing Quake IV yesterday and the side of the laptop got pretty hot.. not enough to burn my hand but hot enough to go damn!
Can't really add a cooling fan to a laptop can I (for the graphics card)
Btw my comp is build with Windows Vista Ultimate x64

Processor Type Intel Core 2 Duo T5450
Screen Size 17.0 in
RAM (Preloaded / Maximum) 2048MB DDR2
Hard Drive 200GB SATA 5400RPM
Optical Drives 8X Super Multi LightScribe DL DVD+/-R/RW
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Processor Speed 1.66GHz

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i recently downloaded the newly released nvidia forceware 158.19 for xp but when i run it , it gives me an error saying that

""Nvidia could not find any drivers compatible with your hardware , setup will now exit .""

i have windows xp sp2,nvidia 6600gt and 1gb ram.i was previously using 93.71 forceware.

i am damn sure the drivers are for xp as in the setup it clearly states

"Disply drivers for windows xp ".

if not possible plz provide me with the links for the forceware version.

plz help

A:Nvidia forceware problem

That series of drivers isn't for XP. They are solely for Vista. You need to completely uninstall those drivers, download the most recent (97.94) and install those drivers.

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What are Nvidia Forceware Drivers?????

A:Nvidia Forceware Drivers

Just the name they gave to their video driver package, same as AMD with Catalyst. Before that at one time they were called Detonator.

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I recently purchased a computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 processor, 2gb of DDR2 800 ram, and a Nvidia 8800GTX video card. I am playing BF2 and Oblivion and I'm getting strange artifacts. The artifacts only occur in shadows (only on objects and NPCs). The shadows flicker constantly and really get on my nerves. I installed the drivers from the disk that came with the video card and I have the latest version of DirectX. I have Windows XP Professional x64. I really need help getting things normal and flicker free.

One other thing: When I start Oblivion and go to options,(not in-game), I try to set HDR and 8x AA at the same time and it won't work! I thought this card can do that! Also some of my games get errors telling me it can't recognize my card and something about OpenGL. ANY help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:nVidia ForceWare Drivers

nVidia cards cannot enable HDR an AA at the same time sadly (I like both ). Check to make sure your power supply is powerful enough, and then try to revert to older drivers.

Here's my guide to Video Card Upgrades/Questions;

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What are the best nVIDIA Forceware drivers to use with a 7800 GS which is modded at 700mhz core and 1500mhz mem

A:Best NVIDIA Forceware Drivers

Get NGO optimized drivers. They dont void any warranty since their software lol, i use them.

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taking straight from the post on TS:


"the new drivers provide support for all of Nvidia?s latest GPUs, ranging from the old GeForce 6-series to the more recent 200-series desktop GPUs and the new ION GPUs. "

With what above is said I tried to update the drivers on my video cards last night:

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT TurboCache - PCI Express x16

and it came back as no new updates available.

I did the:

device manager/right click video card/ search for driver updates/ came back with nothing new.

Am I missing something? Do I need to go hunt down the drivers, delete my old ones and manually instal the new ones?


A:Nvidia Forceware update?

No, leave it alone if everything is working. nVidia is saying you already have what is available for your equipment... I suspect your 8600M GT already has what it needs. Those new downloads are generally for devices with model numbers starting with 9... and for Vista and Windows 7 machines. You may have already had what you needed before the announcement was official.

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Hi, im new to techspot.
Recently I purchased a new 6600gt for my computer and a few weeks after i started having problems booting my computer. It would reach the windows logo then go to black ascreen and stop responding. I was able to go into safe mode, so i uninstalled all the nvidia drivers using driver cleaner proffesional edition and in doing so, was able to boot the computer fine again. But that means i cant play games or do anything because I have no drivers. If i install them the problem will happen again.
Please help me, im running out of ideas!!!!

my rig is
p4 2.7ghz
geforce 6600gt
1gb of corsair pc3200 ram
tagan 530w psu
black x-cruiser case

A:nvidia forceware problems

Download this and u shud be fine


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GeForce ForceWare 190.15 Win 7 | Vista | XP

There's a new NVIDIA GeForce driver out on the loose and it's in fact the first series 190 driver ever. This is Forceware 190.15 The driver is available for Windows Vista 32- and 64-bit and for Windows XP a 32-bit flavor is available.

Click this link

A:GeForce ForceWare 190.15 Win 7 | Vista | XP

vipermk2 thank you very much for the link man

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Hi techspot,

The Holiday season is coming up once again and the new game titles are rolling out and with benchmarks following...but where is my setup on the list?


This is the article I was reading prior to posting. I had realized I've been away from the hardware world for too long and haven't been following the latest releases and comparison to my hardware since the release of the nvidia 8xxx series.

Take this article's test system

Test System Specs: Hardware
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 (LGA775) 3.00GHz
- x2 Kingston HyperX 2GB PC3-14400 Module(s)
- ASUS Rampage Extreme (Intel X48)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- Gigabyte GeForce 9500 GT (512MB)
- Gigabyte GeForce 9600 GSO (384MB)
- Gigabyte GeForce 9600 GT (512MB)
- Gigabyte GeForce 9800 GT (512MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTS (512MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB)
- Palit GeForce 9800 GTX+ (512MB)
- ASUS GeForce 9800 GX2 (1GB)
- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 260 (896MB)
- ASUS GeForce GTX 280 (1GB)
- Radeon HD 4650 (512MB)
- Palit Radeon HD 4670 (512MB)
- ASUS Radeon HD 3850 (512MB)
- ASUS Radeon HD 3870 (512MB)
- Palit Radeon HD 4850 (512MB)
- ASUS Radeon HD 4870 (512MB)
- VisionTek Radeon HD 3870 X2 (512MB)
- Palit Radeon HD 4870 (1GB)
- ASUS Radeon HD 4870 X2 (2GB)
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
- Intel System Driver
- Nvidia Forceware 180.43 Beta
- ATI Catalys... Read more

A:Where's my graphics on benchmarks?

your card performs below all those cards on high resolution and high settings. And a little better than the 9500 gt on low to med.

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I stumbled upon a site that supposedly shows the Benchmarks of Pascal

If this is what were looking forward too i am keeping my 980's for a very long time

Nvidia Pascal GTX 1080, 1070 1060 Benchmarks Leaked - 3DMark 11 Performance Entries Spotted

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Im running Crysis on a Dual Core E4500 at stock 2.20ghz on an ASUS P5QL MB and BFG 9600 GT OC Edition. DX9 on XP SP3 with 4 Gigs of Corsair RAM.

Completed All Tests


1/2/2009 9:27:20 AM - XP

Run #1- DX9 1024x768 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Last Average FPS: 43.21

Run #2- DX9 1280x720 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Last Average FPS: 38.00

Run #3- DX9 1280x1024 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Last Average FPS: 32.54

Run #4- DX9 1400x960 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Last Average FPS: 32.50

Just wondering if this is lower or higher than expected for this type of system.

Thoughts/Advice welcome!

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Hi everyone.
I`m out here hoping anyone could help me with my problem..
So. My R9 280X one day stopped working properly. It allows to launch the PC and use it. But when i launch any game it works until any 3D action happens. Couple of times i`ve launched GAUNTLET and saw a lot of ARTIFACTS in menu, whcih closes and exits to a desktop.
This happens with every game. It just laggs for a second or two (sound plays tho) And exits to Desk without any information.
Also All the GPU benchmarks Freeze after a few secs of work (sometimes whole PC so i have to restart it). I`ve noticed no exact GPU load or temperature numbers (it stays below 50-55).
But one benchmark (userbenchmark.com) managed to go through and showed extremely poor GPU results of ~10%(way below normal in 3D).
Also when i surf around on my pc quickly(swapping between windows and scrolling intensly) image freezes, turns black for a milisecond and goes back to normal condition as `twas. huh..
I`ve peeked into logs and it says AMDKMDAP stopped responding, which means drivers. (also there are some "kernel" errors if that mean anything..)
I used DDU and installed all kind of drivers which didnt help too. I reinstalled windows even.
Also radeon software shows a notification that it detected more than one displays connected while i`m using one.
I`ve swapped between VGA and HDMI. (before all these happened methinks i used both at the same time once, but i dont think its related.
MemTest didnt show anything to... Read more

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hi there,
can u plz give me the link from where i can download benchmark programs like 3D-mark or other gaming benchmarks????
thanks in advance.

A:where to download benchmarks?

just google for the program u want and u will find it.


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A couple of weeks ago I tried unsuccessfully to install Visual Studio 6 on my XP Home SP2 box. Since then, the performance has been poor. One thing probably has nothing to do with the other but that's when I started to notice that Firefox took 10 to 15 seconds to load and the XP splash screen stayed up longer on a reboot. I've defragmented and run and error check on the hard drive and it has no bad sectors. This evening I downloaded FreshDiagnose and benchmarked the read and write speeds of the hard drive. The read speed is excellent -- over 200 MB/s but the write speed is pathetic -- 3.47 MB/s. This is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320 GB SATA-II drive (the parallel recording technology.)

The CD benchmarks are pretty low too. I have a Memorex 16X DL DVD+-RW but the read speed is 3.67 MB/s.

These are all connected to Gigabyte 965SP motherboard having a Pentium D 3.4 gHz processor. Not overclocked and the temps and fan speeds are within normal ranges.

Any ideas? Thanks.

A:System Benchmarks Too Low

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I have seen postings about computers being slow. Are there any benchmarks that one can use to see if the computer is running as well as expected, given the RAM and the processor speed? Many thanks.

A:Speed benchmarks?

When people say there computer is running slow, they normally mean its running 'slower' than it used to and want to know why. This is normally down to spyware, background processes, fragged harddrive plus any number of things.

As for benchmarking, there are many types Dhrystone, Whetstone, PCMark, plus ones for graphics cards (3D mark), look at the following sites www.futuremark.com and www.sisoftware.net.

However be aware that whole subject of benchmarking is a bit more subjective, the same cpu on a different motherboard will give different benchmarks even though the cpu is clocked the same. So just because your setup doesnt give exactly the same as someone with 'apparently' the same setup, its not worth trying to track down why (all very clever electronic magic)! Oh and benchmarks do not always represent a true real-life performance.

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How do I go about improving a CIS score? I'm confused about the benchmarks. Is this just a list of recommended settings?

A:Belarc: CIS Benchmarks?

You'd need to change the settings that are shown as failing. They give a description of each, but don't mention where to change them though.
Many are set using the Local Security Policy tool, or the Group Policy Editor. Neither of which comes with XP Home. You can edit the registry directly to change settings though.

This link lists many of the registry keys that have to be edited directly, and lists the recommended settings.
For XP Home, the Group Policy Settings Reference spreadsheet can be searched for a specific setting to find the key to set in XP Home.

To set File permissions, you need to turn off simple file sharing (Control Panel | Folder Options | View, uncheck Use simple file sharing, last item). For XP Home, you'll need to reboot to safe mode to see the security tab, or download the two reg files from this post of Elvandil's. Be sure to run the undo reg file when done.

These are just recommendations, and are geared more for a business environment rather than a home environment. The Auditing settings for example, forcing users to change passwords, only allowing strong passwords, minimum length, etc, might not be useful at home.

My score has never been higher than 1.88.



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Curious about the relative performance of two of my computers, I have made the comparison using benchmark software I have on hand. Fresh Diagnose is the latest release, 5.80.

Here are the results:

Computer #1
Intel Celeron 500 MHZ
ASUS Motherboard
Ext. Clock 66 MHz

Fresh Diagnose Benchmark:
1538 MDIPS
Speed 501

Callmark BM System test:

Computer #1
VIA Cyrex 667 MHz
Soyo SY-7ISA+ Motherboard
Ext. Clock 133 MHz

Fresh Diagnose Benchmark:

Speed 669

Callmark BM System test:
Assuming these benchmarks are valid tests of system performance, is there something I can to improve the performance on the SY-7ISA+ system (Computer #2)?

I've set jumpers for the automatic detection of processor speed. What is the correct PCI clock setting and clock ratio for this processor? I'm using 133Mhz X5.

Does a Celeron processor provide improved performance over a similar speed VIA Cyrex?

Is there a better benchmark test for these systems? I believe Computer #2 should outperform Computer #1, but maybe I'm missing something.

A:Processor benchmarks

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I was looking at this article that was comparing benchmarks of low-end processors. Generally they looked at Celeron, P4, Duron, and Athlon processors on the Anandtech website:


This test showed that the 1.6Gig Duron Processor and the P4 1.8A Gig Processor both out performed the Intel Celeron Processors. They only tested the one P4 Processor, and it was the cheapest one available on the market. I think a slower P4 processor would actually be a better buy, but Intel just does not make them. They would be a better buy than the Celeron's Available.

The Bottom line is a Celeron is not worth buying. They are basically junk. I think a 256k L2 Cache would significantly improve their performance. The present 128k L2 cache is just not large enough for the processor speed. So Buyer beware.


The 300a Celeron was the only worthwhile Celeron chip. It could OC to 450 & wasn't as crippled as the new versions have been ( slow FSB, small & crippled Cache, overall lackluster performance ).

For people that only use the PC for Office work, I guess it's not so bad. They don't heat much so they generally have very silent cooling systems.

Other then that, I don't see why anyone would want such a chip.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4930K,Notebook P570WM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4930K,Notebook P570WM

A:couple benchmarks

Very good scores

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Its in German or Dutch or something, but shows a Clawhammer clocked at 800mhz beating a P4 clocked at 1600mhz, in 32bit applications

Anywayz here it is:
Some Clawhammer Benchmarks


A:Some Benchmarks For The Clawhammer


Interesting! Slower RAM & 1/3 the FSB too! :grinthumb

Intel has their work cut out for 'em & us consumers will hopefully see some big price cuts coming from them.

Looks like high Mhz isn't necessarily 'better'.


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