Ah, CPU performance is your focus..... well you'll have to test many, many times, and form an average because:
- windows does a lot of things in the background:
- creates restore points
- does disk checks
- Virus scans
- runs task for program updates
- download & updates the operating system...
We'll you get the point run the same test once every half hour for an 8 or 10 hour period. The put all the numbers in a spread sheet and calculate the average and/or plot the numbers to see the variations. Or find a test that runs solid for hours at a time and produces a nice solid average at the end for you.
Your right, it's Not the power supply : "...wouldn't it be simply turn off, or restart, instead of producing crap results?"
BUT, that power supply is on the marginal side for a 5770, give it an upgrade to 600--650watt Corsair or Antec TP when funds allow:
Ye i'm planning that...but as you said, "when funds allow"
My focus isnt CPU performance at all, i just simply cannot understand why it dropped 2k points without touching...I know that results wont be the same because of the background applications etc...i'd accept a couple hundred differences....
But dropping 2k from my CPU results and the 5770 producing the same amount of points as my 4770....it hurts...
(well actually its not the points which i care of, rather the game performance...as i mentioned before 25fps in Starcraft2 is really low...)