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 Post subject: Athlon X2 5000 BE acting strangely, why?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:00 am 
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I'm testing Windows 7 and loving it. But something CPU-related is up. My 2.6Ghz Athlon X2 Black Edition gets an Experience Index Score of 1.8, which seems awfully little.

Rest of the components all get 2.9 or more. I'm on an Asus M3A78-VM (Ati 780G) with 2GB ram and plenty of hdd. I have tried turning off or replacing anything I could, but nothing has changed.

Here's a Resource Monitor shot, showing usage while browsing (Opera) and chatting (Pidgin). What are interrupts?
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I even tested with a Athlon LE-1620 I think it was. Please let it be a driver issue, because I have already sent one motherboard in for replacement (previous PSU fried the sound chip).

Help? :?


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This is probably correct.

The scale is just a lot bigger, Windows 7 indexing is designed to be able to scale i7 processors, and as far as clock-for-clock processing, any quad-core i7 will stomp an AMD processor by what is almost a whole magnitude.

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No, that can't be right. I imagine that an i7 would get close to the maximum score on Windows 7. The 5000+ isn't that bad of a processor, so 1.8 sounds quite a bit low. The scores should be roughly similar to the ones on Vista, but with a higher maximum score.


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Well, Windows 7 is Beta. We'll see how things go in future. However there is different way to utilize CPU benchmarking, the Window's own is hardly.... a good one. Since it does benchmarking own its own methods which are not always compearable other "real" benchmarks.

However we have to remember Core i7 gains tremendously when it can run 8 strings at once...

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Doesn't sound right to me - my spare pile-o-bits PC, with a Celeron e1200 @ 2.4ghz scores 6.2 on the CPU benchmark in Windows 7, or 4.8 (I think it was) at stock speed of 1.6ghz.


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Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz running W7 in VMWare with only one core: 4.1


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It didn't seem to affect browsing or music listening much, but today I tried checking blender, and it was totally unusable, as the drop-down menus took several seconds to disappear. I could see the pixels disappearing line-by-line.

Slo-mo is cool but not when you're trying to actually do something.. :P

I don't want to go back to XP.. :(

According to data, the real score should really be around 5.2 so I definitely have a problem. I just don't know where to look.


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