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My Phenom II X4 955 BE's marks in Cinebench has been reducing to around 2.50. It used to be above 3.60. I overclocked my cpu to 3.6Ghz at stock speeds. Sometimes while rendering, one of the cores paused and only three of the cores are working and after 10 seconds, it worked again. Is there a problem with my cpu?
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What are your Northbridge, CPU-NB voltage, HT Link, and Vcore?
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I'm unsure if my notion about this is correct, but here goes.

Seems to me like the turbo core is kicking in and using only 3 cores at a higher frequency. So it should be fixed if you turn the turbo core technology feature off in the bios.

Hopes this helps.
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Throw it on the ground! I eat cinebench for breakfast.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LeoMessi10 View Post

I'm unsure if my notion about this is correct, but here goes.
Seems to me like the turbo core is kicking in and using only 3 cores at a higher frequency. So it should be fixed if you turn the turbo core technology feature off in the bios.
Hopes this helps.

If I remember right, there's no Turbo Core on the Phenom II 955;s, they added that with the Thuban CPUs.
(Correct me if I'm wrong)

OT: Run Prime95 and see what happens, might require a voltage bump.
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post #6 of 18
The CPU could be overheating or just experiencing performance degradation from too high an overclock?

I know on my X4 945 @ stock 3ghz I get around 3.56 in cinebench 11.5 64-bit
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I'm also thinking that your clocks are being reduced during the test, try running TMonitor to monitor your core speeds during a Cinebench run.
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post #8 of 18

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I'm also thinking that your clocks are being reduced during the test, try running TMonitor to monitor your core speeds during a Cinebench run.

Quite posibly.  He's overclocking on a 4+1 phase board without any VRM cooling.  Could be a protective feature.  In which case, the solution would be to cool the VRMs (as I recommend doing so for any overclocking with higher TDP processors on 4+1 phase boards).

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I'm also thinking that your clocks are being reduced during the test, try running TMonitor to monitor your core speeds during a Cinebench run.
Quite posibly.  He's overclocking on a 4+1 phase board without any VRM cooling.  Could be a protective feature.  In which case, the solution would be to cool the VRMs (as I recommend doing so for any overclocking with higher TDP processors on 4+1 phase boards).

That was the issue with my FX-8150, it wouldn't clock down to the lowest multiplier, but somewhere just above it, and it was on an individual core basis. Cooling the VRM's got rid of the problem.
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RE: X4 955 performance score in cinebench is getting lower

Try running Cinebench in realtime priority i think my 955 was scoring way higher probably double. Windows or some program could be slowing you down.

Edit: It may look frozen but let it sit for a few minutes on realtime.

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