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Windows 7: Problem with my processor?

27 Jan 2011   #1
xenodude

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 
Problem with my processor?

I have an Extreme Force 840 which i bought from Xoticpc. It's basically the same thing as an Alienware M17. I have a Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53 Ghz.

A couple of months ago i noticed the cpu fan started making noises, it had no dust build up whatsoever, and the notebook would get really slow, eventually the fan gave up as well as my harddrive. I removed them and received a new fan/hardrive from ASI. i installed them and later proceeded to install windows 7.

Before i use to have a Windows experience index of 5.9 on the processor tab, now it shows a 4.4, if i run it again it increases to 4.6 , 4.7 .

I have downloaded CPU-Z to see if both cores where running and they are, i have cong to msconfig and activated both cores, ive checked the bios to see if both cores appeared but everything seems fine.

Any ideas why the rating dropped so drastically?


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27 Jan 2011   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Sounds like your laptop over heated and kinda fried
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27 Jan 2011   #3
xenodude

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

is there anyway to confirm that?
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27 Jan 2011   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Can you see what changed in you score?
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27 Jan 2011   #5
xenodude

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

yeah it went from .9 to 4.6. I guess i understand what your trying to say, i just figured if the cpu got fried it would just die...
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27 Jan 2011   #6
xenodude

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

yeah, it went from 5.9 to 4.4. i just figured if the cpu got fried it would just die and stop working...
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27 Jan 2011   #7
manageit

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate
 
 

Check with the manufacturer for updates of bios flash/cpu driver/chipset driver, sounds like something is just not being used correctly. Most manufacturers (especially Alien) have pretty good components in them, and have a patch or update for most hardware. This could be the change in the rating, new driver or update might fix it.
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27 Jan 2011   #8
manageit

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manageit View Post
Check with the manufacturer for updates of bios flash/cpu driver/chipset driver, sounds like something is just not being used correctly. Most manufacturers (especially Alien) have pretty good components in them, and have a patch or update for most hardware. This could be the change in the rating, new driver or update might fix it.
Sorry, missed first part of your symptoms.
Fan sped up because of heat issue - remember its only a laptop, they do have they're limitations.
Probably overworked the PSU with whatever you were running to get it hot enough to pull that kind of power.
When the fan loads up, the CPU and GPU are loaded up pulling all sorts of power, and if you do that for long enough, well , heat isn't the greatest thing for electronics.

What were you running at the time?
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27 Jan 2011   #9
xenodude

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

wow its kind of hard to say, probably some games Heroes of Newerth Lord of the Rings Online(when the symptons started i.e. fan making strange noises etc.) but when the Hard drive died i was watching a movie.
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29 Jan 2011   #10
RhapsodyOfFire

32 bit Windows 7
 
 

CPU's never slow except two reasons - heating or changing of the voltage/frequency. I suggest scanning for viruses/malware.
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