3DMARK06 benchmark for MBP i7 330m 512mb

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  1. swl7 macrumors member

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    Hi i just ran the 3DMARK06 benchmark on my 32-bit windows 7 ultimate with 4gb ram and the 512mb 330m and the i7 processor.

    my score was 3137....shouldn't it be 7000's or whatever? can anyone help me diagnose my problems please.
     
  2. MikeinJapan macrumors regular

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    Can you get a copy of win 64 bit? Also what HDD do you have?

    I found my HDD was the bottleneck in windows.
     
  3. swl7 thread starter macrumors member

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    yes I have a student version of windows 7 64bit in hand. If i were to reformat my 32bit....would I have to delete my mac partition as well?

    and my hard-drive is the regular 5400rpm one. Thanks for helping me out. I really want to optimize my windows experience on my mbp

    edit: also I am using the 197.16 version of nvidia's drivers
     
  4. swl7 thread starter macrumors member

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    wow okay so i just finished installing windows 7 64-bit and all the necessary drivers. I ended up installing nvidia's 257.37 driver which seems to work well for other users. I re-benchmarked my system and get 5999. Obviously better but I know it can get up to the 7000's.
     
  5. MikeinJapan macrumors regular

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    I don't have the i7 system but the late 2008 and the HDD really slowed it down under vista. I upgraded to 7,200. Drive and it helped a lot and SSD is supposed to be amazingly quick but the capacity isn't there for me yet.

    It's worth noting, but be careful, that apple under clocks their GPUs and you can overclock them easily too. But of course, at your own risk.
     
  6. Rithem macrumors 6502

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    That's weird. Mine is 6300 stock 7300 overclocked.
     
  7. swl7 thread starter macrumors member

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    May i ask what driver version you are using? and are your specs the exact same as my computer? thank you. Don't know if this will be of any use either but my systems ratings are as follows:

    processor: 6.9
    memory: 5.9
    graphics: 6.4
    gaming graphics: 6.4
    primary hard disk: 5.6

    I know the hdd does drive it down but I know for sure I've heard people with this stock option getting around your benchmark. I can't understand why mine is so low
     
  8. Rithem macrumors 6502

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    197.42 I think? I don't actually remember. Yes, i7 with 330M 512VRam but my HDD is 7200RPM.
     
  9. swl7 thread starter macrumors member

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    dang maybe I should eventually upgrade to SSD. I really hope hd doesn't bring down performance that tremendously...

    gah...i can't figure this out
     
  10. Rithem macrumors 6502

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    That's really weird that you got a score in the 3000's. A 5400RPM HDD shouldn't be that much of a bottleneck.
     
  11. swl7 thread starter macrumors member

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    well I'm getting 6000 now. but I still want it up on the 7000's because i know it can do it.
     
  12. oplix Suspended

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    Get a tool to test artifacts such as ATItool and nvidia system tools. Then raise the clock frequency of the core first, checking for artifacts and then memory frequency afterwards following the same artifact checks. Then lower each one by about 10-20mhz of whatever was the highest clock that did not have artifacts. Scan each frequency for at least a minute.
     
  13. Rithem macrumors 6502

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    Overclock if you want 7000+
     
  14. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    I wouldn't rely on a four year old+ benchmarking tool.

    Get a hold of 3dMark Vantage and try again.
     
  15. swl7 thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah i read up threads with people comparing their 3dmark06 scores and people on stock option got around 7000 and when they oc'ed they got to about 8000-9000....

    i did the same, i overclocked the frequencies to 575 core, 900 memory, 1265 shader and got a score of 6,813.

    lol it's so sad how I'm getting under everyone's scores while they are using stock speeds....

    wtf
     
  16. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    I even get over 6,500 on my late 2008 MacBook Pro. I could probably go over 7,000 with the newest drivers, I haven't ran 3DMark 06 on here in over a year. Try going to www.nvidia.com in Windows and download the latest drivers for your 330m. That should help significantly if you have outdated drivers.
     
  17. swl7 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have the most recent ones that support the 330m. i really want to know why mine is bad....current driver: 257.37
     
  18. asen macrumors newbie

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    how have you been able to install it? i keep getting an error, even with the modified inf from laptopvideo2go.com
     
  19. swl7 thread starter macrumors member

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    in device manager under display adapter, you do the manual install. dont run any set up exe's but instead, do the "Have Disk" option in device manager :)
     
  20. asen macrumors newbie

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    thanks man, worked like charm.
     

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