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    Default Is my system Underperforming?

    Hello I am running a system with these specs and believe that my computer is under performing:

    Intel C2D E8400
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R
    Xigmatek HDT-S1283
    2x2GB DDR2 800 PC6400 OCZ Gold (OCZ2G8004GK)
    625W MODU+82 Enermax PSU
    Radeon HD 4870x2
    Western Digital SE16 640GB
    Antec P182 SE
    Samsung 245BW 24" LCD

    I noticed that I can't run games on the settings reviews say i should be fine with. Mainly Farcry 2. I decided to do a SuperPi and wPrime tests at stock clock and for 1M in superpi I average around 23seconds and wPrime 32m I get 60s. These values seem a bit high to me compared tot he reviews I have read. I have recently recieved a new CPU from intel because i thought this was a CPU problem however it still exists!. I have tried two sets of OCZ ram however still around the same results.

    My friend has the same cpu /mobo/HD however different GPU and memory, he gets around 11 seconds @ 4.0ghz. Could this be bios settings or a hardware issue?

    I have set all my bios settings all to auto except for timings which is the recommended 5 5 5 18 @ 2.1v
    Last edited by kawai; 12-03-2008 at 09:51 PM.
    Intel Q9550
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R(F10)
    Xigmatek HDT-S1283
    2x2GB DDR2 800 PC6400 OCZ Gold
    625W MODU+82 Enermax PSU
    Radeon HD 4870x2
    Western Digital SE16 640GB
    Antec P182 SE

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    Default Re: Is my system Underperforming?

    Your system is definitely underperforming. I am able to max out Far cry2 at 1440x900 with no AA and as you can see from my sig, my system is worse than yours.

    Are you on xp or vista?
    Last edited by soldier; 12-03-2008 at 09:53 PM.
    Nothing is impossible... Just mathematically improbable..

    "The best defense against computer viruses might not even be antivirus software, but a crafty combination of education and common sense."

    Intel Pentium e5200 @ 3.8HZ (380 X 10)
    Giga-byte GA-EP35-DS3L
    Mushkin 4GB DDR2 800 @ 760MHZ 4-4-3-10 @ +0.3v
    SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Seagate 160GB @ 7200rpm
    SB Audigy2
    Corsair 520HX
    Super Antec Lanboy
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    Default Re: Is my system Underperforming?

    I'm on Vista 64 bit, damn this is frustrating
    Intel Q9550
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R(F10)
    Xigmatek HDT-S1283
    2x2GB DDR2 800 PC6400 OCZ Gold
    625W MODU+82 Enermax PSU
    Radeon HD 4870x2
    Western Digital SE16 640GB
    Antec P182 SE

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    Default Re: Is my system Underperforming?

    What about other games besides far cry 2? Is your video card good?What about your memory?

    Have you ran memtest or 3Dmark?
    Nothing is impossible... Just mathematically improbable..

    "The best defense against computer viruses might not even be antivirus software, but a crafty combination of education and common sense."

    Intel Pentium e5200 @ 3.8HZ (380 X 10)
    Giga-byte GA-EP35-DS3L
    Mushkin 4GB DDR2 800 @ 760MHZ 4-4-3-10 @ +0.3v
    SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Seagate 160GB @ 7200rpm
    SB Audigy2
    Corsair 520HX
    Super Antec Lanboy
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
    Acer AL2216Wbd 22"

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    Default Re: Is my system Underperforming?

    yeah i cant even max L4D or TF2... I have an old x1900xt i can try swapping.. Whats concerning to me mainly is the superpi and wprime. they should be faster around 15-17 seconds in superpi..

    Intel Q9550
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R(F10)
    Xigmatek HDT-S1283
    2x2GB DDR2 800 PC6400 OCZ Gold
    625W MODU+82 Enermax PSU
    Radeon HD 4870x2
    Western Digital SE16 640GB
    Antec P182 SE

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    Default Re: Is my system Underperforming?

    run memtest. make sure ur ram is good.
    Nothing is impossible... Just mathematically improbable..

    "The best defense against computer viruses might not even be antivirus software, but a crafty combination of education and common sense."

    Intel Pentium e5200 @ 3.8HZ (380 X 10)
    Giga-byte GA-EP35-DS3L
    Mushkin 4GB DDR2 800 @ 760MHZ 4-4-3-10 @ +0.3v
    SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Seagate 160GB @ 7200rpm
    SB Audigy2
    Corsair 520HX
    Super Antec Lanboy
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
    Acer AL2216Wbd 22"

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    Default Re: Is my system Underperforming?

    Ill try that, I have been testing with two ram kits though, both from OCZ, and 1 i recently got back from an RMA. OCZ2G8004GK is the 4gb (2x2gb) kit where OCZ2VU8002GK ist he 2gb (2x1gb) kit

    Could any1 with the similar setup try running superpi and tell me your results? 3.0 stock e8400 with ga-ep45-ds3r?
    Last edited by kawai; 12-04-2008 at 01:42 AM.
    Intel Q9550
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R(F10)
    Xigmatek HDT-S1283
    2x2GB DDR2 800 PC6400 OCZ Gold
    625W MODU+82 Enermax PSU
    Radeon HD 4870x2
    Western Digital SE16 640GB
    Antec P182 SE

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    Default Re: Is my system Underperforming?

    Well you are comparing your system at stock to others that are overclocked right? That is no comparison

    Please give me a link to your ram, and how much of it you are using and then fill this in with what you are using and I will advise. But if you are at stock, then there is likely not much you can improve alot, maybe some ram timings >>>

    This is Just a template I use to ask people their settings, pay no attention to the numbers in it, replace with yours

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: 
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100
    
    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]
    
    
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<< 
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<< 
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<< 
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................
    tRCD .........................................
    tRP'...........................................
    tRAS..........................................
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................
    tWTR..........................................
    tWR............................................
    tRFC...........................................
    tRTP...........................................
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:7-10
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< Leave for all below as well
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto
     tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto
     tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto 
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto 
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:7-10
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< Leave for all below as well
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto
     tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto
     tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto 
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto 
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much
    
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: <<< Leave
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

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    Default Re: Is my system Underperforming?

    yes i understand that my friend's computer is OC'ed thus his 10/11 seconds of calculation for superPI, however from some reviews i have read an e8400 @ stock 3.0ghz should get somewhere around 15seconds.. mine is at 23seconds for 1M calculation :(

    He is gonna go back to stock and then benchmark again for my purposes...
    Intel Q9550
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R(F10)
    Xigmatek HDT-S1283
    2x2GB DDR2 800 PC6400 OCZ Gold
    625W MODU+82 Enermax PSU
    Radeon HD 4870x2
    Western Digital SE16 640GB
    Antec P182 SE

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    Default Re: Is my system Underperforming?



    Intel Q9550
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R(F10)
    Xigmatek HDT-S1283
    2x2GB DDR2 800 PC6400 OCZ Gold
    625W MODU+82 Enermax PSU
    Radeon HD 4870x2
    Western Digital SE16 640GB
    Antec P182 SE

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