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Windows 7: processor performance alot lower than i thought

18 Nov 2009   #1
wazzaracer

Windows 7
 
 
processor performance alot lower than i thought

hi guys i am new here so firstly let me say hello.
i have recently upgraded to windows 7, installed fine and noticed it did not perform as well as XP did, thought it was probably my system as i built it 2 years ago, so i decided to run the Windows Experience test, to see what part of my system was the weakest, i was surpised to see my processor got a score of 1.7, this was a suprise as i thought the processor was one of the stronger parts of my computer, oh it is a Intel pentium 4 631 3GHz, so i have downloaded Intel Processor Identification Utility and here are the results

speed expected: 3 GHz reported:1.43 GHz
System Bus 800MHz reported: 382 MHz

i am confused, shows up in bios as 3 GHz and in Windows shows as 3GHz

any ideas ?
thanks


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18 Nov 2009   #2
wazzaracer

Windows 7
 
 

right i think i may have found the problem the temp of the CPU is on average 70c, seems a little high to me as i checked my lap top and this was 35C, any ideas ?

thanks
Warren
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18 Nov 2009   #3
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello and welcome to the forums.

I think your CPU idle's at 1.43GHZ, then if it needs more, it will get up to 3.00GHZ, and this also goes for FSB.

Not sure about the Overheating tho.
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18 Nov 2009   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Disable Speedstep or whatever CPU power saving/throttling options are enabled in the bios, if you want it to run at full speed all the time.

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the temp of the CPU is on average 70c
Open the case and clean all the dust out.
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18 Nov 2009   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Speed step or not, you should be getting a much higher WEI score. I have the same CPU P4 3.0 with only 1GB Ram I get a 4.0 WEI score so something isn't right with your system.
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19 Nov 2009   #6
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
I think your CPU idle's at 1.43GHZ, then if it needs more, it will get up to 3.00GHZ, and this also goes for FSB.
While true, the WEI runs the CPU at full speed I would suspect heat and nothing having to do with idle speeds.

I agree with Stormy, make sure the system is clean of heat trapping dust and dirt - get your temps below 60C. Blast a desk fan into the side if necessary.
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19 Nov 2009   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Personally CPU at 70c is way to hot for me. I would not only check for dust ect, but would seriously conceder re seating my heatsink, cleaning off the thermal grease and reapplying a thin layer of artic saver 5. But that's just me. Fabe
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19 Nov 2009   #8
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

If the CPU heatsink has not been knocked loose breaking the cured bond, it does not need reseating. Using a good thermal interface material (TIM) is certainly a good idea as it can help lower temps a "few" degrees over generic (white silicon "grease") TIM, but it will not fix an overheating problem if the original TIM bond was applied correctly, and has not been disturbed.
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19 Nov 2009   #9
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wazzaracer View Post
right i think i may have found the problem the temp of the CPU is on average 70c, seems a little high to me as i checked my lap top and this was 35C, any ideas ?

thanks
Warren
70C = DANGER

Turn off the pc and re-seat your cpu's heatsink. Its not working properly and the cpu is throttling down so it doesnt burn up.
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19 Nov 2009   #10
rover3500

windows 7 Premium
 
 

I think it could be that the power settings (on my laptop anyway)have 2 settings in the bios,high or low power...mine has a setting for half speed or full,to help battery consumption.Make sure ur fan holes aren't blocked/obstructed on the bottom,or full of dust.If u put on ur knee can do it aswell.
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