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My i5 760 is crippled

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November 23, 2010 7:05:14 AM

I just built my new PC a few days ago, and it seems not to be performing to it's full potential.

I OC'd my CPU from 2.8 to 3.6 and it only runs 40c under load, so I know its nothing to do with heat.

I did a CPU test on PassMark 7.0, and while the average CPU score for the i5 760 is about 4.5k (according to their website where 500 samples were taken to get this average) mine was only coming out to 2k. So HALF of what most users of the i5 760 normally get.

I really have no clue as to what the hell could be the problem, the only thing that possibly comes to my mind is that most people run with more than 4gb of ram?

my specs-

i5 760 3.6GHz
GTX 460 1gb
4gb ram
650 watt psu

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November 23, 2010 8:05:52 AM

Do you have any type of boost, auto-clocking or auto-voltages set on your motherboard that could be reducing power?
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November 23, 2010 11:32:31 AM

What frequency is CPUZ showing the CPU running at once you boot into windows?
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November 23, 2010 5:31:04 PM

acer0169 said:
Do you have any type of boost, auto-clocking or auto-voltages set on your motherboard that could be reducing power?


yes I do actually, I was wondering about that.

My core clock is auto set to 1.3V, is that too high? I know a guy who OC'd his and his recommended settings was 1.25 for 4GHz
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November 23, 2010 6:32:14 PM

mi1ez said:
What frequency is CPUZ showing the CPU running at once you boot into windows?


Well I see under the name of the cpu its saying 2.8, but im not sure why because I know for sure its running at 3.6 O,o

here's a pic to justify.




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November 23, 2010 7:00:39 PM

beznet said:
Well I see under the name of the cpu its saying 2.8, but im not sure why because I know for sure its running at 3.6 O,o

here's a pic to justify.

http://i56.tinypic.com/118nb68.jpg

Ever heard of speedstep?
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November 23, 2010 10:29:50 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Ever heard of speedstep?


I havent, but I looked it up and basically is automatically adjusts my voltages to save power correct?

From what I remember, my computer was working optimally UNTILL I ran a stress test on my processor for the first time.

I bet one of the auto functions kicked in and did something to it, Im not sure which and my mobo is a little more complicated than my last so its harder to adjust things for me.

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November 23, 2010 10:59:22 PM

Ok so problem solved, I turned off some of these power saving options that were killing my cpu.

Now when I run a stress test, it will hardly run for 10 seconds because it says my system is unstable =/
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November 24, 2010 10:09:29 AM

try checking temps now you've disabled the powersaving.
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November 24, 2010 2:33:04 PM

Best answer selected by beznet.
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November 24, 2010 3:30:23 PM

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