I just built a desktop PC that I was SO excited about because I thought it was going to blow everything away. I was a little disappointed (perhaps unrightly so).
Before I tell you what the problem is, I'll say that i haven't received my wireless network adapter in the mail yet, and so I haven't been able to actually log on to the internet so that I can get my score from 3d MARK (it only gives you your score online if you have basic).
The FIRST problem: I ran 3dmark on my computer and it reached 1fps in the test with the huge fort in the middle of the huge mountain, with the little trench-like roads in the valley with very small jeeps fighting each other (you know what i'm talking about?). I was disappointed very much (please see my specs below to see why I was disappointed).
The Second problem:
When I first set up the computer, whenever I would turn it off, it would beep continuously (just one continuous beep like your boiling water was ready) and it would not turn off, just sits there beeping that one continuous beep.
Then after a while it started only doing that when I exit and save from the setup that comes up at startup (is that called the bios?), it does save my changes and everything, it just doesn't turn off or restart, and sits there beeping until i either hold the power button long enough to turn it off or click the PSU power button.
What is described in the last paragraph is what is happening now.
I hope someone could decipher what that the beep means, and what if anything I am doing wrong such that my computer(which should just completely rock if I understand what the words 8800GTX and 6400+ mean correctly) is not doing so well on that one test (or maybe that test is not even testing for frame rate? I don't know. I will know what my 3dmark '06 score was when I get my wireless adapter and connect online in a couple of days.
The THIRD question: P.S. a third question: Am I right to expect this machine to be a beast?
Here's the computer I just built:
ASUS M2R32-MVP AM2 AMD 580X CrossFire ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6400CZBOX - Retail
G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL6S-2GBMQ - Retail
BFG Tech BFGR88768GTXOCE GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 512MB PCIe w/Dual Link DVI
Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Adapter - Network adapter - Hi-Speed USB - 802.11b, 802.11g, IEEE 802.11g+ (COMING IN MAIL)
PSU BFG|PC SYSTEM BFGR650PSU 650W R - Retail
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000AAKS 400GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
LG L206WTY-BF Black 20" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor W/ f-Engine
LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20