I've been looking around other forums and sites with differnt PC benchmark software. Seems that they TOO suffer from low 2D marks.Perhaps its just the basic shift from 2d optimization to 3d optimization in Graphics cards these days, or a driver.
I'm wondering how you acheived 1000 3dscore, while i'm just getting close to 800. I tried moderately OCing the GPU to 600/900 and i'm still getting the exact same scores. I'm thinking maybe its just this test, so i ran 3DMark06 and got 8820 at stock card settings, and exactly 10004 3Dmarks when running gpu and cpu OC'd. so 3dmark says i'm pretty much on the spot. But i think i have some kind of bandwidth limiting factor.
I haven't adjusted my ram yet, because i'm not 100% sure how to. I read that it may increase scores 3%-15%
just a question, whats your 3Dmark06 Score ?
oh and on another note, For ram, if i just lower to more agressive timings without changing anything else is that fine ? mines 5-5-5-18
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz @ 3.2Ghz
Gigabyte 965P-DS3 Rev 2.0 Bios F12
2x1GB Buffalo Firestix DDR2 800
EVGA 8800GTS 320MB 500/800 @ 580/900
Corsiar HX620Watt PSU