Performing Under Par?

Tubble01

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Howdy everyone! I have put together a new computer probably about 3 months ago and I have to say, something is not working in synergy in my build or I am being bottlenecked by something. I have been getting pretty bad frames in both WoW (Shadows off as well), CoD 4, and on occassion L4D. The build I am using is:

EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

1 x EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C9

1000 Watt Antec PSU

My proccessor right now is not OC because when I installed my new heat sink I probably didn't install it correctly because my idle temps are at like 45 and I just haven't felt like taking my entire computer apart again to fix it. If anyone can point out little problems or assist me in anyway it would be most appreciated.


 

k0unit

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It could be anything from not enough pressure from HSF to CPU, to an unclipped clamp, to an inaccurate reading.

Check your BIOS for temps, if they are the same, re-install your heatsink with new thermal paste if you have any.
 

Tubble01

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Well my computer was running the same as it was before the new heatsink so it isnt the heat sink that is slowing it down. I will try drivers tho.
 

Tubble01

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Updated drivers, but it is still running the same. Is there a program that can test each component of my computer individually?
 

Tubble01

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Bump again. I could really use your guys help on this, I've ran out of ideas :( . If anyone could offer up some ideas of what to do that would be great.
 

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you never mention anything tangable...only that you are seeing pretty bad framerates. what framerates? what resolution? that a pretty good build, but without more specifics, don't know if you'll get much good advice. If you had some synthetic benchmarks like 3dMark06 or fps so we have something to compare we could help more.

what I can say...45 isn't that bad of a temp, but make sure that you used just the amount of thermal paste you should have when installing the heatsink. Most common problems occur from too much thermal paste than too little.
 

Tubble01

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I just ran the benchmark and for some reason it wont let my post the results themselves so I'll just say what it came up with.

Well My run ran under the performance of a common system.

I could run most of the graphics tests at around 40+ FPS until action got really intense and the frames just dropped to about 25. What was really disturbing was the proccessor tests. During either test I never reached above 4 fps and I averaged at about 2. I highly doubt this is normal, anyone have an idea why?

P.S. The resolution of the run was at 1280 x 1024 when I usually run at 1680 x 1050.

EDIT: Just ran another benchmark if someone could help me interpret results that would be amazazazing.


SM 2.0 score: 5510

SM 3.0 Score : 6940

CPU Score: 4601

3d MARK score: 14780