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Windows 7: How do i ensure optimal performance?

06 Jan 2011   #1

Win 7 64 bit home
How do i ensure optimal performance?


I have recently bought this computer. I have newst drivers and direct X - and Win 7 is upgraded.

How do i make sure that i press every drop out of this spec? is there a test program, a tool or something to compare a score or something like that. I'm afraid I have used a lot of money on this pc, and maybe only get 80% performance


Intel Core i7 Quad Processor i7-950
ASUS P6X58D-E, Socket-1366
Quad Core, 3,06Ghz, Socket 1366, 8MB, 130W
CoolIT VANTAGE A.L.C. CPU Køler Water Cooling
Corsair Dominator DHX+ DDR3 1600MHz 6GB
Seasonic M12D Powersupply 750W
Silverstone Fortress II Midi Tower Sort
Plextor DVD±RW burner PX-880SA
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse,
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
BenQ 23,6" LED XL2410T 1920x1080, 10m:1, 2ms,120Hz
MSI GeForce GTX 460 1GB PhysX CUDA "Cyclone OC"

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06 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1

Hello Wiking,

This is the most commonly used benchmarking program - Futuremark - Benchmarks - 3DMark Vantage - Introduction

As for getting 'every drop', highly unlikley.

You would have to be running Video editing, high end games with all eye candy wacked to the max and porbably continuos Folding.

Sorry but there really is not a lot of programs/apps/software that can continuosly push you PC.

Maybe someone could re-phrase me but... thats about the truth of it.

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06 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Make sure your firmware and your drivers are up to date.
Don't install things you don't need.
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06 Jan 2011   #4

Win 7 64 bit home

I get a 3 dmark score around 3600- 3800 in the not regged version of the program.

What should I expect? I see many test of the card saying about 12-13.000 ?
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06 Jan 2011   #5

Win7 Ultimate x64

Some of the newer nvidia drivers were crap so you may want to test a couple to get the best performance. Which ones are you running right now?
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06 Jan 2011   #6

Win 7 64 bit home

atm these: 266.35_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_english_beta

have also tried devdriver_3.2_winvista-win7_64_263.06_general
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06 Jan 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

there a test program, a tool or something to compare a score or something like that.[/QUOTE]

Start with the WEI score ( see images below):

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06 Jan 2011   #8

Win 7 64 bit home

Here is a pic of mine

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06 Jan 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Its a good system. The only way to ramp up the Primary hard disk is through the use of an SSD.
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06 Jan 2011   #10

Win 7 64 bit home

Could you make some advice about best driver for my GPU?
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