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Why does my build get low memory scores on Geekbench?

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September 24, 2012 2:25:38 AM

Hey guys I have a few question about my memory and why it is relatively slow. Keep in mind when answering that I am a novice at building computers.
I will start of by showing to the parts in my build...


Amd Phenom II X4 960T
ASRock 970 EXTREME4
Case- COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1
Video Card-HIS iSilence 4 H667PS1G Radeon HD 6670
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
PSU-CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V
OS-Windows 7 64-bit

I built this computer a few months ago, but once I installed windows and it worked I moved on to other projects. Now I'm back into computers and I want to know how to make it faster. My friend recently built a Hackintosh and he suggested running a benchmarkto see how fast it is. I used the same program he used which was Geekbench. I was expecting to get a lower score than him because he is running the i5 2500k processor which is superior, but wasn't planning on losing by so much! When I ran the test again while overclocking at 3.3 ghz and unlocking 2 cores on stock cooling( I have no idea how to overclock so I didn't go to overboard) our scores were about the same for the processor, but it seemed that my memory bandwidth score and memory performance score were bringing me down. I was thinking that maybe he got a higher score on memory because sandy-bridge is so good, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't make that much of a difference. I want to know why is it so low and how I can fix it. I'll be happy to answer any questions!

Here is a link to my first score without overclock: http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1069507
and here is the other with the overclock: http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1069618
Here is my friends score: http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/721950

Edit: I do realize that the benchmark was testing 32-bit but he was also testing on the free version so it wouldn't matter.
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