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saturnotaku
03-11-06, 08:20 PM
As a final birthday gift to myself, I went out and bought an X2 4800+. I got it installed (didn't bother to format), installed the AMD CPU driver and the dual core hotfix from MS.

I did some benchmarking and in 3DMark06, my CPU score is really low...less than 1200. Also, when I ran Sandra, it keeps saying that the benchmark is measuring single processor performance only. This is in spite of the fact that the affinity for both programs is for both processors. As such, with the latter program, my scores are (as expected) half of what their charts show for the 4800+.

Any idea what's going on here? Is there some kind of tweak I'm missing that unleashes both these CPUs?

Sazar
03-11-06, 08:24 PM
Can you post a compare link?

SH64
03-11-06, 08:27 PM
Mobo update ?

SH64
03-11-06, 08:29 PM
Can you post a compare link?
For comparsion i get 1844 marks as a CPU score with my 4800+ (3dmark06).

saturnotaku
03-11-06, 08:36 PM
Sandra score:

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/2681/sandra14nr.th.jpg (http://img223.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sandra14nr.jpg)

Don't have a compare link for 3DMark but here's the info from the spreadsheet I exported (test was run at all defaults, high quality in the Forceware control panel):

File Name 5281.3dr

Benchmark
Width 1280
Height 1024
Anti-Aliasing None
Anti-Aliasing Quality 0
Texture Filtering Optimal
Anisotropic Level 1
VS Profile 3_0
PS Profile 3_0
Force full precision No
Disable HW shadow mapping No
Disable post-processing No
Force software vertex shader No
Color mipmaps No
Force software FP filtering No
Repeat tests Off
Fixed framerate Off
Comment

3DMark Score 5281 3DMarks
SM2.0 Score 2576
HDR/SM3.0 Score 2426
CPU Score 1123
Game Score N/A N/A
GT1 - Return To Proxycon 20.760 FPS SM2.0 Graphics Tests
GT2 - Firefly Forest 22.181 FPS SM2.0 Graphics Tests
CPU1 - Red Valley 0.354 FPS CPU Tests
CPU2 - Red Valley 0.570 FPS CPU Tests
HDR1 - Canyon Flight 22.018 FPS HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests
HDR2 - Deep Freeze 26.502 FPS HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests
Fill Rate - Single-Texturing 0.000 N/A N/A Feature Tests
Fill Rate - Multi-Texturing 0.000 N/A N/A Feature Tests
Pixel Shader 0.000 N/A N/A Feature Tests
Vertex Shader - Simple 0.000 N/A N/A Feature Tests
Vertex Shader - Complex 0.000 N/A N/A Feature Tests
Shader Particles (SM3.0) 0.000 N/A N/A Feature Tests
Perlin Noise (SM3.0) 0.000 N/A N/A Feature Tests
8 Triangles 0.000 N/A N/A Batch Size Tests
32 Triangles 0.000 N/A N/A Batch Size Tests
128 Triangles 0.000 N/A N/A Batch Size Tests
512 Triangles 0.000 N/A N/A Batch Size Tests
2048 Triangles 0.000 N/A N/A Batch Size Tests
32768 Triangles 0.000 N/A N/A Batch Size Tests
System Info
Version 3.9
CPU Info
Physical Processors 1
Logical Processors 2
Central Processing Units
Central Processing Unit
Manufacturer AMD
Family AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+
Architecture 64-bit
Internal Clock 2388 MHz
Internal Clock Maximum 2391 MHz
External Clock 199 MHz
Socket Designation Socket 939
Type
Upgrade Socket 939
MultiCore 2 Processor Cores
HyperThreadingTechnology N/A
Capabilities "MMX, CMov, RDTSC, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, PAE, NX"
Version AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+

Caches Level Capacity Type Type Details Error Correction Type Associativity
1 128 KB Internal Synchronous
1 128 KB Internal Synchronous
2 1024 KB Internal Synchronous


CPUIDs EAX EBX ECX EDX Order
0x00000001 0x68747541 0x444d4163 0x69746e65 0
0x00020f32 0x00020800 0x00000001 0x178bfbff 1

ViN86
03-11-06, 09:43 PM
sat, thats sandra benchie definitely shows what youre talkin about.

are you sure windows recognized the chip? also, it should say X2 4800+ in your BIOS.

saturnotaku
03-11-06, 11:37 PM
I found this thread while searching around here:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64353&highlight=dual+core+hotfix

Looks like this guy is/was having the exact same problem. No solution was found, though. I looked, and the XP SP2 CD I have slipstreamed has the hotfix incorporated into it. I deactivated the registry entry, and that boosted the score a bit, though not enough to make it comparable to their baseline. I have a backup copy of XP that doesn't have the hotfix that I'll try tomorrow.

Argh. :mad:

saturnotaku
03-12-06, 08:46 AM
OK folks, I've nailed this one down. Of all things, it was my Internet connection that bogged down my scores. If I disable my Linksys wireless card, my Sandra and 3DMark CPU scores shoot right up to where they should be. I'm going to leave things alone for the time being because I'll be switching to a wired cable connection after I move. In that case, this wireless card will be gone from my system and I'll be using my onboard NIC.

/me is a happy camper :dance:

Sazar
03-12-06, 10:30 AM
That's an interesting glitch. Submit it so they can patch the bugger lol.

Superfly
03-12-06, 10:33 AM
that is rather wierd....

saturnotaku
03-12-06, 10:38 AM
that is rather wierd....

Tell me about it. It was a good thing that I left the Internet connection icon in my system tray or else I probably never would have stumbled upon it.

I bet it's bad Linksys drivers that are creating more CPU overhead than they should. Windows update has newer ones, but I don't want to mess with it since I'm going to be done with this connection forever after I move. I'll live with it for the time being, and it's easy enough to disable/enable if I really want.

Peacemaker
03-12-06, 12:10 PM
hmmm... that's mine latest 3dmark 06 score...
its 4400+@2.5 default cooler...

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=182798


http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/4171/3dmark06250mhz7bg.th.jpg (http://img128.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3dmark06250mhz7bg.jpg)


greetings,

Peacemaker.

p.s.

i got some options in bios - PEG . If i disable PEG Root, and two others pushed to Faster and Short, it gives me about 800-1000 point up in cpu score. ('05)

Superfly
03-12-06, 12:24 PM
PEG Link Mode =

The ASUS Press Release

The entire press release is pretty long so I will just post an abridged version of it. Here's the first part :-

Taipei, Taiwan, Aug 4 2004 --ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today announced an exclusive innovation for graphics performance enhancement on its 915P- and 925X-based motherboards. This latest technology, PEG (PCI Express Graphics) Link Mode, is a unique feature that enables users to boost graphics card performance for superior video quality.

And here's the specific section on PEG Link Mode :-

Let's begin with PEG Link Mode, which has received a lot of interest recently. This feature, found only on ASUS 915P- and 925X-based motherboards, allows users to raise GPU and VGA memory throughput via the motherboard BIOS the same way system bus and memory bus are tweaked. PEG Link Mode enables powerful video performance on DX8 and DX9 applications. ASUS engineers carefully fine-tuned the parameters for every single PCI-Express card to provide system stability during high-speed graphics operation.

Under PEG Link, there are five settings for this unique function: Auto, Slow, Normal, Fast and Faster. The default setting is Auto, which means the motherboard will automatically adjust for the correct frequency according to system configuration. For advanced users who demand more precise overclocking, they can select the other four settings to achieve the most suitable graphics card performance.
Although ASUS now admits that PEG Link Mode is no more than a graphics card overclocking utility built into the BIOS, they are still very vague about what each BIOS feature does.

http://www.rojakpot.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=130

ViN86
03-12-06, 12:42 PM
PEG Link Mode =

The ASUS Press Release

The entire press release is pretty long so I will just post an abridged version of it. Here's the first part :-

Taipei, Taiwan, Aug 4 2004 --ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today announced an exclusive innovation for graphics performance enhancement on its 915P- and 925X-based motherboards. This latest technology, PEG (PCI Express Graphics) Link Mode, is a unique feature that enables users to boost graphics card performance for superior video quality.

And here's the specific section on PEG Link Mode :-

Let's begin with PEG Link Mode, which has received a lot of interest recently. This feature, found only on ASUS 915P- and 925X-based motherboards, allows users to raise GPU and VGA memory throughput via the motherboard BIOS the same way system bus and memory bus are tweaked. PEG Link Mode enables powerful video performance on DX8 and DX9 applications. ASUS engineers carefully fine-tuned the parameters for every single PCI-Express card to provide system stability during high-speed graphics operation.

Under PEG Link, there are five settings for this unique function: Auto, Slow, Normal, Fast and Faster. The default setting is Auto, which means the motherboard will automatically adjust for the correct frequency according to system configuration. For advanced users who demand more precise overclocking, they can select the other four settings to achieve the most suitable graphics card performance.
Although ASUS now admits that PEG Link Mode is no more than a graphics card overclocking utility built into the BIOS, they are still very vague about what each BIOS feature does.

http://www.rojakpot.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=130
yea their naming scheme is ingenius as well. whats after faster? fastest? most super duper extreme fastest? "no-seriously this is the fastest" ?
:lol: