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Is Asus P5B Deluxe with Vista really this slow?

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February 2, 2007 10:54:08 AM

Is P5B Deluxe with Vista really this slow?... I just built a new system:
Asus P5B Deluxe
Intel E6400
Artic Cooling Freezer pro 7
Corsair XMS TWIN2X2048-6400C4
Seagate 320GB
BFG 8800 GTS with OC (latest drivers)
X-Fi Xtremegamer
Pioneer DVD
Corsair HX520W PS
.. and of course MS Vista

Running stock using 3Dmark2001 as a reference, I only get 28,000...my old AMD64 3200+ under XP got over 20,000 score!

Is there something Im doing wrong?

I also ran 3Dmark06 with patch... approx 8200

Thats it? Did I really spent all ths money for a barely notiable diference?
Is it the new drivers? Is it Vista?

Why does Corsair show this motherboard getting over 3Dmark2001 40,000 score with stock E6600 and older video card?



any help, please?
February 2, 2007 3:21:45 PM

Benchmarks are 1 thing......but, what do u use the PC for? Gaming, Rendering, etc? How does that run? If your happy with the preformance....dont worry about it.
Also; 8200 in 3dmark06 sounds about right for your system. I def wouldnt call that "slow".

Do u have a link to where Corsair showed those benchmarks?
February 2, 2007 4:04:56 PM

http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/configurator_searc...

on the right side, check the performance reports for 6400C4 memory.


OK, maybe I should not have said slow.

I just expected a faster machine with that new BFG8800GTS OC

Its a game pc for my son but, he leaves it on 24x7 so, I dont really want to overclock . Tried the Asus AINOS but, it didnt seem to help ...and defaults the memory back to SPD settings 5/5/5/18. I have it manually config for 4/4/412 /per Corsair ram guy post.

Not really a gamer myself so, the benchmark it all I have before shipping this pc to him (another state)
Thanks!
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February 2, 2007 4:08:07 PM

What size monitor will he be running his games on.
or...Better question...what resolution> IF its over 1280x1024, he'll notice a huge difference.
February 2, 2007 4:26:53 PM

He is running 1600x1200... I hope this new pc will help... runs mostly WOW and such.
Thanks
February 2, 2007 4:32:09 PM

He'll love the preformance.
I wish my father would have bought me a new Core 2 setup........... :cry: 
February 3, 2007 5:34:09 AM

Quote:
Is P5B Deluxe with Vista really this slow?... I just built a new system:
Asus P5B Deluxe
Intel E6400
Artic Cooling Freezer pro 7
Corsair XMS TWIN2X2048-6400C4
Seagate 320GB
BFG 8800 GTS with OC (latest drivers)
X-Fi Xtremegamer
Pioneer DVD
Corsair HX520W PS
.. and of course MS Vista

Running stock using 3Dmark2001 as a reference, I only get 28,000...my old AMD64 3200+ under XP got over 20,000 score!

Is there something Im doing wrong?

I also ran 3Dmark06 with patch... approx 8200

Thats it? Did I really spent all ths money for a barely notiable diference?
Is it the new drivers? Is it Vista?

Why does Corsair show this motherboard getting over 3Dmark2001 40,000 score with stock E6600 and older video card?



any help, please?

Vista will improve with time like XP did.

And the "old" AMD64 3200+ are not realy slow inefficient CPU's, but you would assume a E6400 would be moderately faster.

I read a post the other day that had 2 very simmilar PC's, one with AMD 64 3500+ and the other a E6300.

The AMD was faster in a rainbow 6 single core game :) 
February 3, 2007 12:52:07 PM

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He is running 1600x1200... I hope this new pc will help... runs mostly WOW and such.
Thanks


WOW is easily one of the most system 'easy going' games around. A 2.8Ghz Pentium 4 (Northwood circa 2003) with a Geforce 6800GT can easily drive this game at 60fps with all graphics options in the game maxed out at a resolution of 1920x1200 (Dell 2407 tft).

3DMark2001 is somewhat odd, as it seems to care more about the FSB speed, and the memory latency than the power of the graphics card or the cpu itself.

My Intel motherboard also 'mis reads' corsair C4 memory, like you I have to set my memory timings manually in bios for best performance. Its good ram though, got mine at DDR750 right now, and still maintaining 4-4-4-12 timings without error.

Vista isnt as fast as XP, and does have some compatiblity issues at the moment, but not really a surprise, as its brand new, no doubt it will continue to improve. Im sure you'll find the computer is quick, and as new applications and games start making use of the second cpu core, then it will be even better. Enjoy it. looks like a pretty good system. (Although if you knew you were not going to overclock at all, I would have gone for at least an E6600 so you got the full 4mb cache. For a 'Stock' speed system the E6600 is great, for overclockers of course the E6300/6400 are better 'value')
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