I recently replaced my mobo and my processor because it was an outdated p4 1.8 Ghz chip. I figured the cpu was bottlenecking my ATIx850xt platinum edition graphics card. So i drop the pentium 4 3 ghz in my mobo and fire it up. I've been running prime95 torture test for about 8 hours and it hasnt even hit 100% cpu usage yet. This chip multitasks very well and i have thrown quite a bit of tests at it.
The question i have is, when i run 3dmark03, my graphics card is phenomenal...however my cpu score is about 258. I've seen people with pentium 4 running at 2.8Ghz getting upwards of 650-720 for cpu scores? My cpu peforms fine most times, but in games i am getting horribly low frames per second.
Do i neeed to break the chip in first? It seems to run every application fast and well. Torture test is still going as i'm writing this, along with antivirus software. I'm stumped...i've compared results and my 3dmarks should easily be above 11,000. I"m hitting about 9850 with a terrible cpu score. Any help would be appreciated.
Also my chip does have Hyper Threading so hopefully thats not an issue. Also i have upgraded bios and all drivers.