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e8400 ONLY 1600 3dmark06 score!!!

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September 8, 2008 5:03:10 PM

i have e8400 cpu and my cpu score on 3dmark06 is only 1600 why it so low? And how can i fix it? Thanks.
September 8, 2008 5:37:42 PM

3dmark06 score (any 3dmark) has more to do with your Video Card than your CPU.

What is your video card???
September 8, 2008 5:50:36 PM

never mind I was reading your post as an overall 3dmark score when you where only asking about the CPU part of the test. Sorry, its a Monday.
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September 8, 2008 6:07:57 PM

yeah, that's a pretty low score for that cpu... can you give us some more info such mobo, ram, psu, etc. Also, did you just upgrade your cpu from an old one without re-installing windows, or was this a new build with a fresh copy of windows.

open up task manager and have it on the bottom of your screen so when the cpu test is done you can see if both cores have been running durring the test at their max output. Both cores should be maxed out, or at least close to it.
September 8, 2008 6:18:36 PM

actualy now its 2800 i dont know what happened i tried 4 times and everytime same 2800. I think its pretty nice for that kind of cpu, right?
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September 8, 2008 7:48:52 PM

That sounds about right - my friend's Q9550 @ 3.74GHz gets about 5400.
September 8, 2008 9:14:32 PM

Huh? My Q6600 @ 3.5ghz does about 5200. Your chip should clobber mine senseless at that speed. What ram are your using?
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September 8, 2008 10:42:13 PM

It's pretty slow - 2 2GB sticks of DDR2-800 OCed to 880. It might have been 5700-5800 now that I think about it - I'll have to check again next time I see him.
September 8, 2008 11:31:26 PM

JDocs said:
Huh? My Q6600 @ 3.5ghz does about 5200. Your chip should clobber mine senseless at that speed. What ram are your using?


It sounds to be in the neighborhood. My Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz score is 5540:

http://www.paul-aguilar.com/3dmark06b.jpg
September 8, 2008 11:45:08 PM

warezme said:
It sounds to be in the neighborhood. My Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz score is 5540:

http://www.paul-aguilar.com/3dmark06b.jpg


You have to keep in mind that Kentsfield and Yorkfield are based on identical architectures. The die shrink provides lower temperatures, but no performance advantages in itself. The only 2 advantages of q9550 are larger cache and sse4.1, neither of which 3dmark cares for. All the reviews that shows Yorkfield being average 10% faster per clock are skewed by new video encoding programs that use sse4, which gives Yorkfield a large boost of 30%, sometimes even more.

Another thing is it's heavily dependent on your OS and amount of background load. My q6600 at 3.6ghz get a 4800, compared to your 5540. Vista Ultimate x64, with all kinds of crap running in the background, sucking up system resources. Take a look at the upper right corner of screenshot, nearly 1.5gb ram usage at idle. :na: 
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September 9, 2008 3:04:06 AM

Nope - just talked to him, and it's 5400 on a fairly clean install of Vista Home Premium x64.
September 9, 2008 12:22:39 PM

dagger said:
You have to keep in mind that Kentsfield and Yorkfield are based on identical architectures. The die shrink provides lower temperatures, but no performance advantages in itself. The only 2 advantages of q9550 are larger cache and sse4.1, neither of which 3dmark cares for. All the reviews that shows Yorkfield being average 10% faster per clock are skewed by new video encoding programs that use sse4, which gives Yorkfield a large boost of 30%, sometimes even more.

Another thing is it's heavily dependent on your OS and amount of background load. My q6600 at 3.6ghz get a 4800, compared to your 5540. Vista Ultimate x64, with all kinds of crap running in the background, sucking up system resources. Take a look at the upper right corner of screenshot, nearly 1.5gb ram usage at idle. :na: 
http://ourworld.cs.com/dagger9066/screenshot002.jpg


yea, I have Vista U 64 in dual boot mode but have been extremely hesitant to make the big switchover just based on the idea that I will be losing performance because of its extra overhead. For now I just use it for testing and boot into good ole XP. I don't really have any program that needs Vista at this time.
September 9, 2008 12:50:42 PM

drr2 800 2gb ram. One more intresting thing. When its testing CPU test 1 or 2 i have only 0-2 FPS?! but total cpu score 2800 where is the problem?! and what score should has e8400?!
September 9, 2008 1:18:32 PM

btw my gpu 8800GT 512mb
September 9, 2008 1:39:46 PM

zolg said:
drr2 800 2gb ram. One more intresting thing. When its testing CPU test 1 or 2 i have only 0-2 FPS?! but total cpu score 2800 where is the problem?! and what score should has e8400?!


Ah, that's normal. Each one of those little robots in the cpu test is driven by an AI, extremely multithreaded, it's supposed to be brutal. :D 
September 9, 2008 2:18:17 PM

Ran it out of curiosity since I can force my multiplier to x6, then back to x8.

CPU Score:

3578 @ 2.4ghz
4529 @ 3.2ghz

Under Vista 64 Premium.
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September 9, 2008 2:19:07 PM

zolg said:
drr2 800 2gb ram. One more intresting thing. When its testing CPU test 1 or 2 i have only 0-2 FPS?! but total cpu score 2800 where is the problem?! and what score should has e8400?!

2800 is fine - you'd need a cray to run that test smoothly.
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