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June 19, 2009 9:15:01 PM

Hello,
I built a computer and for the life of my i do not know why its acting like it is. I am getting overall poor performance. mainly its in graphics but the cpu is getting bested in most test i give it.

Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

XCLIO Godspeed Two Advanced Fully Black Finish 0.5 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model (2 of these so 4 gigs total i set the timming namualy my board coulnd do it right)



SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire

EVGA 132-CK-NF79-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Wolfdale 3.33GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor (oced to about 3.89ghz)



SIGMA MONSTER SP850C 850W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V 2.2V /

In performance 6.1 test of this computer come out to be 1000 roughly it seems to be lacking in graphics and cpu according to thee test.

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June 24, 2009 7:35:07 AM

Hi kiyoukan, welcome!

Have you actually tried playing some games? Given your setup, you should be able to run something like Left 4 Dead well at full settings. In any case, maybe there's a bottleneck somewhere. I'm not that familiar with your motherboard, but I think that could be the culprit. Hope this helps!
June 24, 2009 8:58:33 AM

I'll give you three reasons why performance might not be upto what you expect,

1) you have 2GB of ram, 4GB is recommended for ALL recent games.

2) you have one of the old Raptor's, these are known for poor performance and are easily beaten by the latest 7200rpm HDD's.

3) you're using an overpriced dual core when you could have gotten a Q9550 for the same price.


you should have came here before you bought, that 4870 X2 is a waste of money since the DX11 cards coming out in Q3 will make that card obselete, you also combined an nvidia chipset with an ATi card, used a raptor hard drive, a generic PSU, and 2GB of ram.
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June 24, 2009 11:06:43 AM

That is an uncommon combo to go with a 790i chipset motherboard and a 4870X2.
Not sure what 6.1 test is but what are your 3DMark/vantage scores?
February 16, 2010 8:33:22 AM

I have decided to over look my cpus poor performance for a while now.
But i built a friend a new cpu for about 650$ his is only about 6-7months newer and it has has beaten my machine in every way. according to the windows rating.
he has a 7.9 in all but HDD. where as i get about a 6.9 to 6.8 across the board.
His cpu specs
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GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

XCLIO Godspeed Two Advanced Fully Black Finish 0.5 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

Linkworld LPG2-43-P4-IO 630W ATX12V Power Supply - Retail

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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We are both running windows 7 64 bit.
It plays game fine with resolution on 1920 x 1080 in cod 4 all max i get 50-60fps.
But also when i play gta 4 it wont let me go max settings because it says i only have 1026mb graphics memory when i should have twice that.
Now i am unsure about how the 2gb of ram works but once i saw that i am thinking that my mobo is only using 1 of the 2 core in my gpu. also are there any special setting in my bios i might want to set for a that HDD?
February 16, 2010 9:20:48 AM

DDR3 1333/1066
and support for up to 2000 SLI-Ready Memory with EPP

OK, I could be way wrong, here, so just shut me up but, Isn't this a CrossFireX card running on an SLI certified mommyboard?

So, AMD, owns ATi, which does CrossFire, but the MB has an nForce chipset with some weird SLI timing and adressing (SLI being nVidia's "gig") ... Hmmmmm.

Ebay !
February 16, 2010 9:38:40 AM

yes but i was told that it was built in crossfire and "should" work.
February 16, 2010 10:28:11 AM

OK ... just didn't see any mention in the specs. Have you stripped it down to a single video card, in the first slot, and configure for such, just to see if it goes faster?
February 16, 2010 11:28:59 AM

i did but it was a pci graphics card a geforce 5200 so it really sucked then. i wish i had a 4780 to put in there. to see how much better it is.
February 16, 2010 1:38:29 PM

Alvin Smith said:

OK, I could be way wrong, here, so just shut me up but, Isn't this a CrossFireX card running on an SLI certified mommyboard?

So, AMD, owns ATi, which does CrossFire, but the MB has an nForce chipset with some weird SLI timing and adressing (SLI being nVidia's "gig") ... Hmmmmm.


That really shouldn't matter. Graphics cards work in any motherboard they can actually be fit into.

I'm going to agree with Helloworld_98 and suggest that the problems lie in RAM, older processor, and older drive. Furthermore, does anyone really care about Windows score? All that should matter is how the computer is performing in games/applications/real life.

Specifically on Windows scores, though I don't know how any of the individual scores are really computed:
Processor: Are you really surprised that your C2D isn't standing up to your friend's quad-core i5?
RAM: Your friend has 4 GB, you have 2.
HDD: I would guess it's marking you down for having a 74 GB hard drive compared to your friend's 500 GB.
February 16, 2010 11:49:11 PM

okay you need to read the first post and notice i do say there is 4gb of ram in my machine.
OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model (2 of these so 4 gigs total i set the timming namualy my board coulnd do it right)
^it seems people ignore this alot

I also had my cpu over clocked a little over 5ghz.
i am going to run 3dmark and post my score.
February 17, 2010 12:21:58 AM

strip it down and simplify the config ... restore bios to defaults ... get it simple and verify that a standard/default (non OC'd) config, works good. Then, build and test, one step at a time, from there.

If you just tweak it out and start playing with variables, you are likely to get lost.
Get on solid ground ... firm and simple footing ... test *that* ... build and test, one change (sw or hw) at a time. And, be patient with *us* ... we be for free.

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