Ran 3DMark 11 free edition for the first time after building my first PC. Had troubles recently with underperformance, expecially when physics were involved in any game. Most noticably crysis warhead, after the opening explosions the game handles fairly well. But my system should eat that game up no troubles
2 x HIS HD6950 OC XFire
Gskills ripjaws 8gb 1600mhz
Antec Gamer series 900W PSU
I scored about 1000 for the cpu in total an 6000 for my graphics cards which is just wrong. Where should i be starting. I'm a rookie, but i can follow instructions.
Wow my cpu is at like 70C at idle, thats hot. Still using stock heatsink, but i have an NZXT Phantom with 3 case fans i thought that would be enough. Maybe those cpus make a lot of hot air?
Yeah, you're thermal throttling when running a benchmark. Basically the CPU is underclocking itself to try and lower temperatures as a last resort. Fix your CPU cooling and enjoy the performance as it was meant to be
Preferably DO NOT use your computer before doing this.