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the computer im running is what is listed below in my build. the Q9450 is not in it yet, its still on special order... for 3 weeks now. anyhow i have a temporary CPU in there for now, the E8400. i ran 3dmark 06 and i only got a bench of around 11k, i feel thats to low. what can i do? i might not respond back all to fast, snuck onto a laptop in school. i can get this off my mind lol. thanks in advance
    
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wow that is low and you have SLI.

Drivers up to date??? and speed step and C1e off?
Also how are temps???

Should get more like 15-16k Stock
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This could be an epidemic, my e8400 also scores lower in 3dmark06 than my e2180...
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wow that is low and you have SLI.

Drivers up to date??? and speed step and C1e off?
Also how are temps???

Should get more like 15-16k Stock
Drivers may not be, i just installed off the CD.. speed step and C1e what exactly is that, that could just be it, i have to update my drivers also once i get home.? the temps all run fine from what i remember, id have to see again when i get home in 6 hours, but i dont think anything went to far above 50c
Edited by TrueNoob - 5/21/08 at 6:03am
    
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Bump, what is the C1e and speed step?
    
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cant remember what c1E is, but speedstep is where the CPU speed is halved when idle. this strains the cpu shifting through speeds like crazy, it can also damage the PSU. turn them both off in bios, i got 13k with mine OCd, the reason i wasnt getting more was, as i discovered was because my ram was dodgy
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cant remember what c1E is, but speedstep is where the CPU speed is halved when idle. this strains the cpu shifting through speeds like crazy, it can also damage the PSU. turn them both off in bios, i got 13k with mine OCd, the reason i wasnt getting more was, as i discovered was because my ram was dodgy
i figured speed step was that, yes i do have that on. i'll turn that off as soon as i get home
    
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i remember i think, what c1e does is it changes cpu multiplier to underclock cpu when idle, it does the same thing as EIST
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post #9 of 13
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ok so ive taken off C1e and speed step is disabled, i chaged the gpu drivers, now im getting just under 14k. i do have vista x86 and not x64, upgrading later. what could give me more speed without the overclocking, what else could i have wrong?
    
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the computer im running is what is listed below in my build. the Q9450 is not in it yet, its still on special order... for 3 weeks now. anyhow i have a temporary CPU in there for now, the E8400. i ran 3dmark 06 and i only got a bench of around 11k, i feel thats to low. what can i do? i might not respond back all to fast, snuck onto a laptop in school. i can get this off my mind lol. thanks in advance
i love it you got a temp cpu that will bench higher and perform better than the cpu youve been waiting weeks for
    
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