I have tested it twice; both with similar results.
Around 6 months ago I tested and got in the mid 8000s for physics, and the only thing that has changed since then was upgrading to a GTX680.
Any ideas? I was sure to close all unnecessary programs, and I am virus free (as far as I am aware of).
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What's your PSU wattage? And what are your CPU temps while performing the test? Also I assume you're on the standard performance benchmark? Correct? Sounds like something to do with cooling or power, I doubt the CPU is the issue, have you overclocked it?