My macbook pro 2.8 3dmark06 benchmark

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  1. travis64 macrumors 6502a

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    3DMark Score 5758
    SM 2.0 Score 2191
    SM 3.0 Score 2347
    CPU Score 2515

    OS Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz GPU NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    Memory 3072 MB

    anyway to up this score?thought it would be better

    just deom doing this test my macbook went up to 196deg!

    when i get the new intel ssd 160 will this raise this score?

    does anyone have a better test i can download?im new to macbooks and computer gaming sorry
     
  2. w00tini macrumors 6502a

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    a hard drive will not affect your score in 3DMark. that test is CPU & GPU dependent. that score is about right as the 9600 is not a very powerful graphics processor compared to many desktop PC options (which dominated the comparative scores you see at the end of the 3DMark test)
     
  3. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks

    do you think i will harm the macbook by playing games for an hour or over when its almost 200 deg?
     
  4. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    load smcfancontrol in os x. Up the fans then reboot to windows... that's what i do for games... as for the score, are you using the latest drivers (ie. not the ones supplied by Apple)
     
  5. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How hot does urs run with fans up?no i did not add video drivers thanks
     
  6. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    it runs way cooler and I set the fans at the default high settings offered by smcfancontrol (4000rpm). You can make custom settings up to 6200rpm for both fans. The video runs much better with the newer drivers.
     
  7. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nice you got q better score with the drivers?where can i download it

    thanks
     
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    what drivers are you using? link perhaps?
     
  9. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am actually using Dox´s Customized Forcewae 185.85 ;) You can also find them on that site. These drivers and the 185.75s are the only ones which can keep a steady clock rate, even when i unplug my ac cable. Anything other than that will reduce my clock when i unplug my ac cable...and then i cant really play any games without the ac ;)
    Or does somebody know the solution to that problem ?
     
  11. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    for the record, I decided to test myself.

    2.66 uMBP
    9600m GT 256 (Driver: 185.85)
    XP (32bit)
    4 gig

    Default 3DMark06 Settings

    6132 3DMarks
     
  12. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    wow u got higher then me and all u did was a video driver

    idk what to look for on that site to dl
     
  13. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    just google "nvidia 185.85" on the windows side, download and install the drivers.
     
  14. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i dl it but said it could not find any drivers com with it.i guess because i have xp pro?
     
  15. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    Read this page and get the drivers and inf file

    Nvidia 185.85
     
  16. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    I ran 3dMark 06 in mine, these are my scores:

    Main test results
    3DMark Score 5917 3DMarks
    SM 2.0 Score 2429
    SM 3.0 Score 2320
    CPU Score 2325

    CPU:Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8800
    GPU:NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    OS:Windows 7 Beta
    Benchmark Settings: Not default

    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=11572893

    Seems like Windows 7 does make a difference compared to XP. :D
     
  17. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well i finally got it to work!!

    wow now my score is......

    5363 3DMarks


    now how do i get my old driver back lol waste of time
     
  19. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok i downloaded 190.40

    my score is now 5973 3DMarks
    sm 2.0 score 2424
    SM 3.0 Score 2308
    CPU Score 2527



    damn i want 6000+

    anyone rec a better driver?i got the 9600 512mb and people with the 256 are getting better scores
     
  20. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm... well next thing you can do is tweak the drivers. Open the control panel and turn off some of the options.
     
  21. b348xyx macrumors member

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    overclock like me you will hit 6.6k
     

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