Ah, thanks happyman, that link will come in handy.
Well the score got to 5.9 last night for the processor, I got frustrated and reinstalled the OS and reinstalled things in an ordered fashion and found that a particular driver
/program was not only causing the processor to slow but the dreaded slow boot up syndrome.
The culprit was the Realtek HD audio driver, the newest one from the Gigabyte update site. The driver that comes with the board works fine and does not slow the processor or startup, but as soon as that new driver was installed things went down hill. The driver was delivered/recommended by the Gigabyte update manager.
I have reinstalled the os and the processor is scoring 7.8 again, the ram is back to 7.8 also, I'll slowly install my programs and hope there are no conflicts.
I have a love hate relationship with computers.
Thanks for your help