Originally Posted by medic44
I would have expected the scores to have been slightly higher, I have the 1691 DDR2 X700 version of the m/c which is running at 1600 all settings standard including standard acer video driver, and I get almost a similar score to yours. ie. 3dmark returns 16150, similar results on other benchmarks ie. about 20 less than yours. Very strange.
I have 2 x 512 ram, other than that m/c is bog standard. I have however pruned out some of the Acer stuff except for the recovery and power management, also stopped a lot of un-needed services.
Mike, the reason your scores are comparable to medic44's is that you're comparing the 3dmark01 scores. The only ones that really matter today are the 3dmark05 scores. You see, Acer sends their notebooks out with older "proven" drivers that they trust work well with everything. If they sent out notebooks with the newest drivers, and there was a problem later discovered with them, Acer would probably have to deal with a lot of tech calls. So they send out older drivers, meant more for yesterday's games, and thus, your 3dmark01 scores will often be higher with outdated drivers, while your 3dmark05 scores should be higher with the new drivers.
Hope this helps answer your question.