Wrong clock core speed shown in 3Dmark?

  Ballie 14:49 01 Feb 2005

I have and am still having trouble running games as talked about in my resent post "Pulling my hair out"

I have just tried to run a 3D mark test on my pc (first time I have ever done this) and the test crashed/locked-up the whole pc after only a few secounds I tried it again (with all back ground tasks shut down in task manager except explorer.exe and taskmgr.exe) but again it crashed/locked up (had to hit reset) I then looked at the 3D Mark system details and it says that my graphics card (BFG Gforce 6600GT 128mb) is running at 299.3mhz VGA clock core speed, this should be 525mhz according to BFG wesite click here it shows the VGA memory clock as 1.1ghz which is almost right BFG say this is 1.050mhz.

Cloud this be my problem my card is only running at 299ghz instead of 525mhz if so is the card faulty or can you change the clock core? there is no way to do it in the nvida control pannel, I know there is a way in the omega drivers but they don't work very well with my card, the omega drivers control pannal say that my card is a 6800 pci card.

Msi - 6712 (v1.x) KT4V (Bios - 1c)
CPU - AMD BARTON 3000+ (333mhz) running @ 2.22GHz
Ram - 1280mb DDR 333mhz (2x512 1x256)
Graphics - BFG Nvida Gforce 6600GT o/c 128mb (67.03 drivers)
Sound - on board AC97
NEC DVD (DV5800b)
NEC DVD/RW (ND3520a)
HDD 1 - W/D 120GB 8mb cache
HDD 2 - Maxtor 40GB
PSU - Tagan TG480-u01 +12v 28A, +5v 48A, +3.3v 28A

  dagwoood 15:30 01 Feb 2005

By default, all 6600GT AGP cards run at 300MHz in 2D mode. When you start a 3D application, be it a game or benchmark, the core speed should go up to 525MHz.


  dagwoood 15:45 01 Feb 2005

I've just had a look at your other thread.

There are a lot of 6600GT users who have problems running games/benchmarks with this card. It's not specific to just one brand of card(i.e.XFX, MSI,etc), but all brands with the 6600Gt chipset.

Have a look at this thread on the Nvidia forum, it's a long thread, but you might find something in there to help you click here

If this particular thread doesn't help, have a look at the other threads on there.

A lot of users think it's just a case of having a good driver developed by Nvidia to cure the DirectX 3D problem.

HTH, dagwoood.

  Ballie 16:44 01 Feb 2005

thanks, some intresting things on there, I will try them later and post back tomorrow with the results.

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