No need to overclock, nor to run at a higher resolution.
Wanted to confirm what my nc6000 does too.
It seems due to the super-low clockspeeds, our 3dmark 2001 scores are inferior to my compaq presario 2810T 3dmarks.
Specs of the compaq presario:
1.7ghz P-4M, 768mb pc2100 (266mhz) ddr ram.
64mb Ati Radeon Mobility 9000.
3dmark 2001 score: ~6400
For the nc6000:
1.6ghz Pentium-M 768mb pc2700 (333mhz) ddr ram.
64mb Ati Radeon Mobility 9600.
3dmark 2001 score: ~5862
Seems to me the underclocking of the 9600 makes it inferior to a 9000 gpu
The cpus on each system had speedstep disabled (thus the presario ran at 1.69ghz, the nc600 ram at 1.59ghz).
The difference in cpu does not explain such a dramatic change.
However, the 9600 gpu seems to gain a lot of performance by even small increases in speed.
Ah well, thanks the confirmation. Was beginning to think something was wrong with my system for awhile there due to such low scores. Guess not.
If you wever overclock your gpu, be sure to post new scores. You'll likely notice a huge increase, but the information you provided has answered my questions...this is -not- a gaming machine by design.