I have the A7v133 board with a Leadtek 32MB 256DDR video card, 2 IBM DMA100 46gig harddrives, 1 IBM DMA66 20gig hardrive, 1 IBM 10GIG DMA33 harddrive, a SBLive Platinum sound card, 1 Plextor 16x cdrw, 1 Pioneer DVD player, a Kingston Ethernet card and a Toshiba cdrom. I can't run the 3DMark2000 test higher than a 1500 point score. I have used the 4in1 4.25 and 4.28 drivers and the 404 agp drivers, nothing helps. All suggestions will be GREATLY appreciated!!!
Hmmm, you have alot of Harddrives and Cdrom devices running
Perhaps because you have used the UDMA100 & UDMA66 sockets you have had to Install the Latest Promise Bus Master Drivers & I presume the VIA 4 in1 Drivers (and installed the IDE drivers from this as well)
The only problem with these is they are both extremely slow
(Well in my experience anyway)
what i would do if your getting such a low score is reinstall windows completely...
Install the latest Detonator Video drivers currently at Version Number 10.80
(Turn Vsync off using NVMAX or Coolbits.reg)
you can get the Video Drivers from http://zoiah.m3dzone.com/
I appreciate all the responses to my inquiry. I ended up dumping a drive and installing WinMe from scratch. I used the 4in1 4.28 drivers. I didn't have any problems with all the harddrives, fortunately. The printer seemed to degrade the performance of my video card until I changed the DMA address for the ECP from 3 to 1. I am still having a problem when the system turns off the harddrives and monitor, it won't start back up unless I reboot (frustrating). I have the sblive platinum 5.1 and resolved it's conflicts by updating the playcenter software from the http://www.sblive.com website. I use the a7v133 board by the way. I think I'll try some of those drivers you guy's pionted me to....
Changing the vcache seems to have helped. That was a good suggestion, thanks. I have a 1200 t-bird and have seemed to correct all my problems so far. I'm going to see how much this chip can overclock now, I'll post my results. By the way, it seems that the detonator 3 756 drivers gave me the best results on the benchmarking tests on 3dmark2000. My results as follows...
D3 6.48 - 5489
D3 6.50 - 5466
D3 7.56 - 5789
D3 1080 - 5376