WTF! My New Comp is SLOW!!! v.quadcore

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  1. BitchThatEatsOnions

    BitchThatEatsOnions New Member

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    I just built a new computer and am trying to figure out why it is so slow. Here are the specs:

    QX6700 quad core @ 2.66 ghz
    EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB
    Intel BadAxe2 Mobo
    4GB OCZ PC8800 (1100Mhz) DDR2

    WINDOWS XP X64

    etc. etc.

    The computer is used for work not gaming but I got an 8000 score in 3DMark 06 when others with similar systems were getting 20k+. Is it because I am running a 32-bit program in the 64-bit OS? Or is it becuase the 64-bit graphics card drivers suck donkey balls since they aren't "mature"?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i would say the operating system and drivers are your bottleneck

    you should try it in 32bit winxp and see if that makes a difference. thats a pretty nice system and it should be doing better than that

    what hard drive are you using?
     
  3. Wickedld9

    Wickedld9 New Member

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    You're a bit off. 20K+ is only possible with extreme overclocks and two 8800 GTX cards overclocked to the max. What is your exact score? At 8000 you're low but I'm pretty sure you're above that. I would say high 8000 low 9000 would be inline with your hardware.
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    3DMark only gives gaming-specific scores. Most games aren't multithreaded, and so most games can't take advantage of multiple cores. Windows, on the other hand, is multithreaded and can advantage of multiple cores.

    Try running PCMark and see if you get a better comparison against similar machines.
     
  5. BitchThatEatsOnions

    BitchThatEatsOnions New Member

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    I have a WD Raptor 150GB...

    The exact score was 7535 the first time and I did a fresh boot and got ~7900.
     
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    When it boots up, what does the BIOS say the memory is running at? What's the score when the memory is run at its default speed?
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Mm. I have another question. Did you build this machine to be a drag-racer, or did you build it to use it for something? If all you want to do is get high scores on benchmarks, you've got some work to do; if you have an actual purpose you want to use this machine for, use it for that purpose and see if it runs well.
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Look at you being all wise and shit. :bowdown:

    We need to come up with a good nickname for you, like
    Maharishi Deues Yogi, or something. Where's Peyomp?

    OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHMMMMMMMMMM!!!
     
  9. BitchThatEatsOnions

    BitchThatEatsOnions New Member

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    I built it to render architectural images for work...
     
  10. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    link us to your project through the ORB

    I am curiosu to see what you scored on what test
     
  11. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    although this is true, 3dmark's CPU test does score higher on dual/quad core's
    http://techreport.com/etc/2006q3/kentsfield/index.x?pg=1

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    Application | Core 2 Extreme X6800 | Kentsfield 2.66GHz 
    3DMark06 build 1.0.2 - Overall 8304 8943 
    3DMark06 build 1.0.2 - CPU 2542 4044 
    PCMark05 Pro build 1.1.0 - Overall 7751 7576 
    PCMark05 Pro build 1.1.0 - CPU 7479 8486 
    3ds max 8 SP2 80 s 49 s 
    POV-Ray beta 15 1430.65 PPS 2592.69 PPS 
    DivX 6.2.5 with XMPEG 5.03 107 s 76 s 
    Sony Vegas 7.0a build 1115 382 s 256 s 
    
     

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