running on max is not the right way to run IBT as you are using cached memory, therfore reducing gflops.
using the standard, high or maximum tests i was getting anything from 25 gflops to 42 gflops (unconsistent)
you have to run ibt properly
before running, open task manager and see the amount of free ram.
for example i have 2550mb free ram so in IBT i enter a custom amount of 2500. (just below the free amount)
then i change the threads from auto to 4 (quad core)
now every run i make i always get around 40-42 gflops. (consistent)
" I would choose 'free' memory as available memory will also make use of cache memory which must be storing data for other applications aswell. Windows may free up some physical memory from the cached memory during testing but not totally and i think the rest will be the virtual memory as a compensation.
Available = Free + (Cached - Modified)"
running just free memory will help you get higher gflops, as its just using free ram and not cached ram
this should also have 4 or 2 cores running at 100%"
this will give you more consistent gflops score, but will also make your temps higher, as more gflops, the more the cpu is stressed.
The following is the estimated GIGAFLOPS for a few chips:
E5200 @ 3 GHz 19-20 GIGAFLOPS
E8400 @ 3 GHz 21-22 GIGAFLOPS
E9550 @ 4 GHz 54-56 GIGAFLOPS
I5 quadcore @ 4 GHz 59-61 GIGAFLOPS
I7 quadcore @ 4 GHz 60-62 GIGAFLOPS
Gulftown 6core @ 4 GHz 90-93 GIGAFLOP
full details on running IBT properly http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...test-linx.html
edit. linx and IBT are the same.
also afaik OCCT cpu linpack test is the same as well