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post #1 of 11
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My friend picked up a 955 and an asus m4a88t evo board and put it together yesterday. I havent had a chance to go over and check it out for myself, but he gave me the basics over the phone.

He told me his processor's window index score was 4.0, now I know that windows index score is basically useless to most of us, but I do know that my 955 scores a 7.3 or something, so something is definitely wrong. I'm going to go over there on friday to try to give him a hand with it and see what I can come up with

In the mean time I figured I'd post on here and get some opinions as to what it could be so I have some extra ideas for friday.

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post #2 of 11
He should get cpu-z and see what it's running at.
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My friend picked up a 955 and an asus m4a88t evo board and put it together yesterday. I havent had a chance to go over and check it out for myself, but he gave me the basics over the phone.

He told me his processor's window index score was 4.0, now I know that windows index score is basically useless to most of us, but I do know that my 955 scores a 7.3 or something, so something is definitely wrong. I'm going to go over there on friday to try to give him a hand with it and see what I can come up with

In the mean time I figured I'd post on here and get some opinions as to what it could be so I have some extra ideas for friday.

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rerun the test. its usually a glitch. run other benchmark to see its it on par with yours.
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post #4 of 11
There are so many things you/we don't know it's just a wild guess at this point.
He could've misread 4.0 because that was his lowest sub-score elsewhere, he could just need to re-run it, etc etc
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post #5 of 11
mostly it would be a glitch...for instance..my gtx 460's score is 7.7 in windows experience index...
but yesterday when i saw the score it was shown as 6.8...
so i reran the test and again got 7.7....

or his clocks might be lowered somehow...
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^ Even with C&C / power-saving features on it should go to stock clocks during the evaluation.
Odds are like you said just WEI being stupid, or something physically wrong perhaps that we don't have any information about.

CPU-Z + BIOS settings would be helpful if a 2nd run doesn't change anything.
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post #7 of 11
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He ran the test more than once, and the 4.0 was the processor score, which also happend to be his lowest sub-score.

He also told me that its just generally slow, he came from an X2 that he unlocked to an X4, so essentially a lateral move, but is all around slower now.

I was thinking something with C&C maybe not ramping up the multi or being stuck on low clocks but I'll just have to see on friday.
 
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post #8 of 11
Windows experience index: not always to be trusted
post #9 of 11
Make sure he fixed his bios and does not have core unlocker on enabled or auto or anything. Make sure that is disabled. Since he has 4 true cores now.
post #10 of 11
Probably running at too low a frequency for whatever reason.
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