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
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.
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.
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.
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.