I have 2 laptops. the first is running phenom 2 N660, a dual 3.0 ghz.
the second I just bought and is running A10-4600M, quad 2.3 ghz.
I ran the windows system rating. the dual 3ghz got 6.4 for the processor subscore, and the other got 3.5........ any ideas of what is going on? thx!
prob a error or glitch in the scoring in windows index rating, as the a10 is a quad the .7ghz difference should not give it a terrible rating, try running it again, and make sure its not on battery power.
it looks like the test is only activating one of the cores in the test.. the temporary spikes on the other 3 cores are when I was using the snipping tool.. but in general during the cpu testing, only the first core was in use.. not sure if that's how its supposed to be.
and it can't be power settings cause it was plugged in, and all of my power plans have min. processor rate of 100% even on battery....
Well it may be a glitch in wei, as its not a reliable resource and i put my friends 7200rpm 160gb hdd that was pretty slow as a 7.2 on win7, so its not real reliable, try some games or applications that u have for both and look for a difference or benchmark the two.
It may be win 8, does the Phenom dual core one run win 7?
not they are both win 8 pro..
yeah I would think its a glitch.. I need to run a benchmark... problem is I haven't kept up with certain areas of tech, like benchmarks.. also I would wanna run a game and see if it runs all 4 cores at high speed... I hope its not some driver mismatch that doesn't run all the cores as they should with win 8!!!!!
actually the thing is that I wanna make sure my laptop is functioning at the level of the specs.. that is my main goal.
it is A10-4600m quad 2.3ghz, 8 gb 1600mhz, sata ii connection with a sata3 agility 4 256gb, and I put a fresh, purchased copy of windows 8 pro 64bit on it.
it is not as responsive as it should be I think. don't know for sure, but I would've guessed this thing should fly with a fresh copy of windows and nothing on it except office 2013, and having all the windows updates, and it only runs windows defender.
it just seems to me that there is something wrong.... im gonna repost this in another thread also so maybe I get more views...
makes sense.. I did set the minimum processor rate to be 100% on every windows power plan, but i'm guessing that doesn't mean the cpu would be running at 100% power cause then it would just be computing 0000's constantly or something like that.. do you know how I could test it? I think I remember AMD has a diagnostics utility on their site..