3770k not peforming good enough geekbench scores

my friend's new 3770k is suspose to get 13,000 on geekbench and it has only been getting 11,000 max:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K (3.5Ghz)
RAM: 10GB DDR3-1333MHz
SSD: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120 GB
HDD: Hitachi 2TB 7200 RPM
PSU: Corsair TX850M Watt
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    There are a couple things that might be causing a lower score than you expected. First, it looks like you ran the 32-bit version of Geekbench which will give you a bit lower of a score than the 64-bit version since it can't take advantage of all the RAM. Second, make sure you have all the driver, BIOS and Windows updates installed. Finally, your RAM is a bit strange since you have 10GB total. I'm guessing you have 2 4GB sticks and one 2GB stick? If so, drop the 2GB stick since you likely don't need more than 8GB of RAM and having RAM that isn't paired can often drop performance by quite a bit. Using 1333MHz RAM instead of 1600 might also be dropping your score a bit, but likely not by much.
  2. There's a pretty big range of results for the 3770k, going from 9000-13000. You seem to be within the average, so I wouldn't worry about it.
  3. My awesome e-350 laptop got 1490 if that makes you feel any better!
  4. Best answer selected by moomoomage.
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