just yesterday I build my new allround system. It's stable and on the surface it seems smooth. But then when I run
3dmark06 to test my system/setup I get a very low score. I should be getting around 8500- 10000 with my system but I can't seem to score higher than 6500 :S and this really worries me because its too low!
I dont know whats wrong and why im getting these low scores, I get the feeling that something
is causing a bottleneck effect but I dont know what exactly. Could someone please help me out ?
Getting desperate atm PLZ help
If you are only getting a 1840 CPU score you need to overclock that CPU because it might be bottlenecking the GPU a little. 3dmark06 CRAVES quadcores and has been known to double the score of a similar performing dual core CPU. My cousin's E6750 @ 3.6 gets a consistent 3500, and my E8600 @ 4.8 Ghz got a nice 4600, so your Q9300 should do better than 1840.
Your core speeds are lower likely to do with speed step. It will lower the speed of your processor at idle. This should not affect anything though, the processor will speed up as needed. You can disable this in the BIOS just to be sure. Are all 4 of your cores showing in the task manager and device manager? Sounds to me like you may be running on only 1 core and not all 4.......?
Seen it happen many times, for whatever reason the OS does not recognize and install the multi-processor support. Check it out.
Open your task manager, (ctrl-alt-delete, then start task manager)
Under the CPU usage tab, how many CPU graphs do you see?
If you see 4 charts, this isn't the problem and we have to look else where.
If you only see 1 chart, we will go from there and fix it.
You need to go into BIOS. Press the delete key when the system is starting up and go under any "advanced" settings. You need to look for a clock speed page, which is what it is called a lot, and find the FSB or front side bus speed and increase it, set it to 333 Mhz. Now hopefully the board will find the right voltage.