I had the processor unused and just sitting there. When building the pc I figured I'd put it to use. It's not that good but it's better than paying for new CPU. I mean...can the CPU alone cause the score to be that horrendous??
"Pros: Took some work to get it stable for gaming but currently running at 4.1GHz (1.36v 24/7) with an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro and idling at 33*C. Max under non-synthetic usage is appx 56*C. Huge performance increase from Pentium D 820 ( OCd to 3.8Ghz 24/7 ). As the CPU had previously been a bottleneck Far Cry 2 went from 25-30 FPS with random hangups to 45-50 with no lag ever."
I totally agree with all that Pent D is total junk! I have firstname.lastname@example.org w/9800GT and it score 14000+ ,my email@example.com w/GTX260 scores 18000+ , and just to rub it in my i7 920 @ 3.5ghz w/ 2x 9800GT's scores over 21000!