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pretty low benchmark! help what should i do?

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my benchmark came pretty lame!!!! i though i had a good laptop but i'm so unhappy whit these results. what's wrong?

https://novabench.com/view/501529

NovaBench Score: 1051

28/09/2013 02:29:39 a. m.
Microsoft Windows 8
Intel Core i73615QM 2.30GHz @ 2301 MHz
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M

12070 MB System RAM (Score: 207)
- RAM Speed: 9521 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 711)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 204722032
- Integer Operations/Second: 779315632
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 1086737

Graphics Tests (Score: 66)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 214

Hardware Tests (Score: 67)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 908 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 163 MB/s

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Me too

Verified NovaBench Score: 782

Test run on October 30, 2013
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

amd.png AMD FX8150 EightCore running at 4280 MHz

nvidia.png NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 GPU

32714 MB System RAM (Score: 238)
- RAM Speed: 3773 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 258)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 97061864
- Integer Operations/Second: 244342320
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 349265

Graphics Tests (Score: 254)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 738

Hardware Tests (Score: 32)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 931 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 37 MB/s

I actually don't care about anything except the CPU score which I thought was amusing. I checked to see if other people with my CPU were getting the same result and there were some (not *quite* as bad.) So what is the secret to getting a good score other than the obvious- nothing else running etc. How could my score be this low?

From the scores that are posted, I can see that people with the same chip are getting much better scores, over twice as fast overall...

selected from posted scores:

1728
AMD FX8150 EightCore running at 3908MHz
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
RAM: 16330 MB
Submitted by Ghoast0085 on Apr 2, 2013

and they are getting - with the same CPU not OC'ed more than mine- literally triple my score in the CPU category:

CPU (Score: 719)

(taken from the same user's score as above)

Now if CPUs are commodity items built all alike (and they are for all intents and purposes) and both CPUs are OC'ed about the same amount (this person's was actually running slower than mine ) the posted results lead me to believe that there is something more going on with respect to posting a good score.

Anyone know what that something might be?

Edited by benchmark_failure

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Your CPU score should definitely be much higher. It's hard to say what's wrong exactly, but here are a few things to investigate:

Your overclock might be unstable

Your CPU might not be getting enough power

Check those first. Try seeing if the score is actually higher with the CPU set to stock speed.

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