04-28-2003, 09:58 PM
05-08-2003, 10:16 AM
After a bit of a hiatus, I've returned with some good news.
I upgraded to Windows XP recently and have since run some benchmarks with the new OS.
Here's my results:
3DMark2001SE - 12,186 (gain of 62)
3DMark2003 - 4,544 (gain of 256!!)
I still can't explain why my 03 marks are so high when compared to my 2001SE marks, but I'm pleased with the gains. I also seem to be enjoying an increase of 10-20 FPS in UT2k3, which is stellar. Naturally, I don't have the experience to say whether or not the improvements can be attributed to the new OS or simply the fresh install/defrag/etc. Either way, I'm very happy to date with XP. It's almost idiot proof to some degree. Now, I just need to tweak it up. Anybody have any suggestions?
BTW, Here's my system:
MSI 645 Ultra MOBO w/ 450Watt PS
1024MB PC2100 DDR
Radeon 9700 Pro running Catalyst 3.2
Creative Labs Audigy Gamer
40GB Seagate HD @ 7200RPM
Windows XP Home SP1 running DirectX 9.0
Good to be back.
05-09-2003, 01:51 AM
You mite know it already but incase you don't
start.....run.......msconfig.....will let you shut off alot of stuff you don't need on start-up.
next.....Administrative Tools........services.....make sure to disable remote registry edit (nice back door for some) and messenger (nothing to do with MSN messenger)
There are few more things you can disable per your needs
Set restore point incase you shut off something that win xp needs
05-12-2003, 08:53 AM
I knew about msconfig and use it regularly. The backdoor, however, I knew nothing about. I'll look into disabling it.
Thanks for that advice!
05-14-2003, 04:56 PM
I have a Geforce 3 TI200 now and I'm scoring 977 which is much better than before with my Geforce 2 MX I used to get 70!
05-15-2003, 11:14 AM
Score 4,768 in 3DMark03 but strangely the CPU tests wont run! My screen just goes all flickery and i have to abort (it does not freeze!!)
Dunno bout CPU Test 2, just try it... Runs -- only at 8.3fps average though! Going to have to get round to overclocking soon! Up to now all my scores and benchmarks are stock.
LIST OF BEST SCORES TILL NOW
Sysmark LatestVer 312
Sysmark LatestVer 118
05-15-2003, 11:19 AM
CPU test just ran fine that time!! WeIrD!! I will try and sort it out - by the way 3DMark03 is no way NEAR as goog as 3DMark01SE!!! It is because it is based on cr*ppy DX9.0a!
Last edited by cwin; 05-15-2003 at 11:21 AM.
05-15-2003, 12:07 PM
5003 for me.
could go higher but im still trying to break 16.5 on 3dm2k1
05-15-2003, 02:57 PM
MSI KT3 Ultra2
MSI GF TI4400 128MB
05-17-2003, 11:56 AM
GF 4 Ti4400
512 MB DDR PC2700
05-17-2003, 02:50 PM
Well here is the latest...........up from my last time I posted in this forum discussion.
05-17-2003, 02:51 PM
05-18-2003, 09:48 AM
I've done no overclocking anywhere on my setup.
GA-8PE800 Ultra Motherboard (I845PE chipset)
Intel Pentium 4 3.06Ghz @ 3082Mhz
1Gb DDR RAM (PC2700)
160Gb hard disk (7200rpm, 8Mb buffer)
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (128Mb)
Windows XP Pro SP1
On 3DMark 2003, I got 4839 which I think is OKish.
On 3DMark 2001, build 330 I get 14674, which I think is way too low considering most of the reviews I've read get 15500 and above.
I think I have the same problem as Mr. Underhill. Low 3dmark 2k1 scores, and high 3dmark 2k3 scores.
Oh yeh, defragging my hd got me an extra 60 3dmark 2003 points, and 197 extra 3dmark 2001 points!
Last edited by bobsters; 05-21-2003 at 11:15 AM.
05-18-2003, 10:34 AM
Up there i said goog instead of good
I saved a result i got!, as a 3dr file - How do i view the result again? Do i need to download a result browser or is it included?
05-21-2003, 09:48 AM
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe (Vdd & VCore mods)
AMD 2700+ @ 2.5GHz (200x12.5 @ 1.9v - Vapochilled)
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro @ 337/340 Cat 2.4
512Mb Corsair XMS 3500