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Winrar Benchmark Slow in Windows 7 x64 compared to XP x86, Why? Help..

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February 7, 2011 2:11:48 PM

Hi guys, this is my first post here.
I purchased a new system just 2 months before, and installed Windows XP x86 and Windows 7 x64 as Dual boot. I was told elsewhere to see how my system is running by doing the Benchmark score in WinRar. So I ran it, ver 3.93, and in XP x86 the score came between 4100-4200, but while doing the same in Win 7 x64 I am getting 2800-2900! Now, may I know what is the problem?
Thanks in advance.


Here is my system,
Core i7 950 (No OC)- ASUS Sabertooth- 2*2 GB Corsair 1600- XFX 9800GT 512MB- 500 GB Seagate- Corsair TX650

Regards,
Saurav
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February 7, 2011 3:25:27 PM

did you use the 64-bit version or 32-bit version under Windows 7
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February 7, 2011 5:08:59 PM

The 64 bit version. Although there is no difference between the results of 32 bit or 64 bit.
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February 8, 2011 8:09:18 AM

No idea anyone?
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February 8, 2011 8:27:25 AM

why do you only have dual channel ram? for one...

disk caching?
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February 8, 2011 8:41:02 AM

Thanks for replying sir, but I am afraid that I am not an expert in this stuff.
Dual Channel RAM? Do you mean 2*2 = 4Gb of RAM? If yes then I can tell you I went for 4GB RAM coz I thought it would be enough. Do you saying that Winrar bench is slow for Dual Channel RAM? (Please have a look at my XP score also)
and Can you please explain Disk caching? I don't know how to see that.
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February 8, 2011 6:51:59 PM

Check Windows 7 power saving mode, try putting it in high performance. Also open the task manager and make sure your CPU usage is > 5% before you start the Winrar benchmark, if other processes are using the CPU it will lower the benchmark results.

My E6750 (dual core) @ 3.52 get about 1,500. An E7400 @ 4.07 scores about 1,300.
The 6750 has more cache and a higher FSB and RAM to help it.
I have never seen people compare Windows 7 Benchmarks of Winrar.
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February 9, 2011 4:56:07 PM

Well I was suggested by a friend of mine and after my score he said something is wrong, that's why I am kinda worried.
Anyway, I selected 'High Performance' and did the test but the score remain unchanged.
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February 10, 2011 5:27:54 PM

I think I now know what's the issue. I was looking at the CPU usage while running the benchmark (on my KB Lcd) and it was using max 42-45% of CPU and RAM- 30% in Win 7 x64, but in XP x86 it was 65-72% CPU and RAM- 21%. So the Winrar benchmark in Win 7 isn't effecting the CPU usage like in XP! I think it's a bug of Winrar maybe.
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February 17, 2011 6:14:07 PM

BUMP!
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February 17, 2011 8:33:21 PM

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