Originally Posted by FoodStampz
Well, in the competing scores that I saw on HWBOT they were all Win7, so I doubt that's the problem. As far as the driver, I tried a bunch of different drivers including 9.11. Seems to maxing out around 4100 which is terribly strange.
Right now I have the card in a x3 (unlocked to x4) but even when I ran it with my 4.4 i5 it didn't really boost the overall score that much. That's why im kind of lost.
The bench I ran before with my i5 for reference. http://www.3dmark.com/3dm06/17246375
Yeah you're going to really struggle if you're running it with a Phenom CPU, they're simply not good enough to compete in 3D Mark with the Intel CPU's. The very best scores however are with the 9.11 drivers and with windows XP.
If you want to get the best scores then Windows XP and 9.11 drivers on your i5 is 100% the way to go. I don't think you'll be able to improve much more running on a Phenom based system. I think the more experienced overclockers such as rawz, kilobravo and PCTwin will agree with me on that one. If you want to run it on windows 7 though then have a go at the 12.6 driver as the record holder for the card got it with that driver.
If you really want to get some decent points with the X3 then running PCMark 05 would be the best way to go as yo should be able to get a few Global Points if you apply a few tweaks and use an SSD for the HDD tests.
Edit : According to your link it doesn't look like you've overclocked the memory on the GPU much at all. Is there anyway that you can get the memory speed higher as I'm sure that will be holding you back quite a bit after comparing your clocks to the other overclockers.